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Sleep Wake Feeling
Been on sertraline 6 months, I take it in the morning since starting have had trouble sleeping, wake up feeling like I've not slept?
Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure what the dose is, but try changing the timing of taking it to twice daily at half dose each, with food, or taking the morning dose at dinner instead. Talk with your doctor first. ...Read more
My husbnd has hard time settling 4 sleep, tosses/talks for hrs in his sleep, then wakes feeling tired and angry. How can I help him? Diagnosed adhd.
PCP can refer.: If he had been diagnosed with adhd, his symptoms are fairly common. If he is on medications for this, amphetamine salts, his sleep will also normalize. Was he tested for this? A neurologist or a psychiatrist can prescribe the right medication. He may have to try a few to find out what best help him. Your pcp can recommend him to those specialists. ...Read more
If you were having early flu symptoms how fast would you know? If I sleep and wake up feeling fine still is it just a cold versus flu?
Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia and there are no natural sleep aids that work for everyone. Are you having trouble falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night? Do you have racing thoughts? Waking up gasping for air or having to go to bathroom? take a warm bath and try to go to bed at the same time every night. Reduce caffeine and alcohol. Get some exercise and sun during the day. ...Read more
Sometimes when going to sleep I wake up feeling I have resp paralysis. Slow breathing I cant feel. Then it goes normal until I fall asleep again?
I have anxiety and it has been preventing me from getting good sleep. I wake up feeling exhausted. What can I do to get better sleep?
Having a plan helps. Many people can't sleep but are drowsy all day. Consolidating that sleep is important. Starting with having an active awake time is helpful - wake at the same time each day, and include some form of aerobic exercise each day. More hints are available at: surprise! College campuses:
http://www. Ithaca. Edu/sacl/healthpromotion/sleep/ ...Read more
Can trazodone cause rebound anxiety? Been on it for 3 weeks for insomnia. Helps me sleep, but I wake up feeling really anxious. What's the deal?
Rebound anxiety.: Good question--what's the deal? A good place to start to get you answer is with the doctor who prescribed the medication for you in the first place. I would be talking with that person rather than looking for an answer online. Is there some reason you aren't talking with your doc? ...Read more
It doesn't matter how much sleep I get I wake feeling tired. I feel miserable when I wake and depressed until ive woken up is there anything to help?
Discuss with doctor.:
It could be any number of problems including sleep problems, medications, alcohol use, medical or psychological problems such as depression, and any number of other factors.
Without knowing more about you or your medical history, a sleep study would also be a reasonable place to start, and assuming that other causes have been ruled out. ...Read more
No matter what how much I have eaten before I go to sleep I always wake up feeling so hungry I feel think I might throw up is this normal?
Hunger in pregnancy:
Please see a physician who can take a fasting blood test for glucose to rule out hypoglycemia. Are you in your second trimester of pregnancy? Your baby will require more calories as he/she grows within your uterus.
http://www. Whattoexpect. Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/appetite.aspx ...Read more
I am constantly tired. I get over 10 hours of sleep and I wake up feeling exhausted. Also, my legs and arms keep itching out of no where. Explanation?
Fatigue: Being tired all the time can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from diabetes, to thyroid problems to sleep apnea. You need to see a good physician who is willing to have a methodical approach to your problem and rule out one thing at a time until a diagnosis is established ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant shortness of breath and as I sleep I wake up feeling like I stop breathing for a while should I be concerned?
Call your OB: Please do not take chances with you or your unborn baby. Call your OB now... ...Read more
I find that if I take pseudoephedrine once a day before bedtime, I sleep better and wake up feeling more rested. I have no side effects I am aware of. Is this safe to do long term. I do not have any health problems and normal blood pressure. I am 56.
Check out this article:
http://www. Medterms. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=9806. ...Read more
Acid indigestion: Most often this is caused by acid coming up from stomach into throat because you are lying flat. Cut down on all caffeine, alcohol, and any fatty foods after dinner and prop yourself up on pillows or put blocks under the head of the bed so the stomach acid can go downhill where it won't hurt you instead of up. Take an antacid at bedtime and whenever you wake up at night. If no help, see doc. ...Read more
Whenever my 13 Y.O son goes to sleep on his back he wakes up feeling like he is choking? Why is this? Anyway way to help it?
I can't sleep. I can only sleep around 1am, but the condition worsen to 3am and now 6am everyday. I wake up at 2 or3pm and feeling really tired.
Yes: As long as you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night you are ok. Some people need less. Waking up late and not getting enough sleep can affect your daily activities and can also affect your mood. You need to adjust your sleep wake cycles. Set a time you want to wake up every morning, and get up at that time everyday regardless of what time you sleep. Don't take naps during the day. ...Read more
Please help I suffer with anxiety as soon as I drift off to sleep I have this shock feeling and wake up terrified. Anyone know how to stop it???
Relaxation technique: Anxiety causes sleep disorder because of severe muscle tension, worry, racing thoughts that keep you awake. It is a common phenomena that as you begin to drift of to sleep, your muscles are still tense which causes the "shock-like' sensation that wakes you up. A therapist can help you with relaxation techniques to ease your anxiety as well as deal with whatever is the cause. ...Read more
Sometimes I wake up with a prickly, tingling feeling all over my body, it happens during my first half an hour of sleep, what could be the problem?
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It doesn't matter how much sleep I get I always wake up feeling awful and tired still what can I do?
Sleep and energy: Sorry you are not feeling well. Getting good sleep contributes to having a good mood and energy level. If you visit your doctor and explain your concerns, they will do a physical examination and baseline lab work to determine your state of health. Other steps are to optimize your sleep environment, get a sleep study, eat a healthy diet and get good exercise. ...Read more
What to do if I could sleep all night and wake up feeling terrible. But when I sleep for 3 hours I wake up with no problem. Why?
Your answer is related to the sleep cycle. If your alarm wakes you up from sleep in the deeper parts of the cycle you will be groggy. If you awaken while in light sleep you will feel ready to go. There are products (like Fitbit) and apps that can help you analyze your cycles. Further information on sleep can be found here:
http://sleepfoundation. Org/how-sleep-works/what-happens-when-you-sleep ...Read more
No matter whether I go to sleep at 9:30, 10, or 11, I wake up at ~4 am, and it is a feeling of "i'm done sleeping." what to do? Thanks.
Sleep: How much?:
Looking at your age and comparing my own experience as an aging man your question made me smile.
As we age we often do need less sleep.
The first question I would have as your doctor would be if you feel depressed or chronically fatigued. If you do not feel rested when you awaken then there may be more of a concern.
But, if you are getting a good six hours of sleep, this may be all you need. ...Read more
Feeling tired almost constantly. Getting 6-8 hrs of sleep at night. Still wake up tired and am tired most of the day. Any suggestions?
Many causes: Fatigue can be caused by many conditions. You should have your doctor check for anemia and thyroid conditions which are very common in young women. Also you should be checked for diabetes and if your doctor thinks it is appropriate a sleep study could be helpful to rule out sleep apnea. See your doctor soon Avoid sweets and high carb meals as they make you more tired. ...Read more
Whenever I take Melatonin to help me sleep (about once every couple of months) I ALWAYS wake up during the night feeling wide awake. Why is this?
Melatonin-excess: Melatonin helps with sleep onset and is a good option if your sleep-wake cycle is misaligned with the usual sleep-wake hours, however it does not help one to remain asleep and can cause premature awakening in those who have appropriate timely melatonin production. Too much melatonin can cause anxiety, irritability, depression (all of which can cause early awakening) and rarely even hallucinations. ...Read more
What can you do when you are sleeping ten hours a day but not feeling rested when you wake up? I'm a full time student and a part time worker. Help!
Overall sleep: Three things 1) make sure it is not just 2-3 days a week that you are "catching up on sleep" by burning the candle both ends the other nights. 2) see that you are sleeping continually and not having broken sleep by snoring, apnea, waking up to urinate, etc. 3) look at your mood. Sleepiness can be sign of depression. ...Read more