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Sunday Night Insomnia
Insomnia question sunday the 19th i didn't sleep a wink, the next night, monday, i slept for 5hrs. Tuesday night i didn't sleep a wink. Wesnday night i slept 4 1/2 hrs. Last night, thursday, i got no sleep. All through last night i kept dozing off but my
Although : Although i can't diagnose the source of your symptoms, they are concerning. You have either had no sleep or markedly diminished sleep over approximately six days. You have so much energy that you are pacing and feel like you drank a pot of coffee. It is severe enough that you can't function and fear you are going crazy.This can be related to use of some types of drugs. But it sounds from your question as if this is not the issue. Some medical conditions like hyperthyroidism can have some similar symptoms. You might be experiencing hypomania or mania. These are both conditions in which the brain and body go into hyperdrive. Because there is no way to tell from this interchange, if it is a metabolic problem or the extent of your increased energy, i recommend that you be seen at the emergency room to be evaluated for possible mania. Take care. ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
On days that I have to get up early I usually have insomnia the night before. How to fix this problem?
See below.: I agree with dr. Varghese-guided imagery & muscle relaxation exercises help. I'd also add yoga & yoga breathing exercises. Your public library may have yoga dvd's you can borrow;they're also available online. Eliminate any caffeine products after lunchtime, too. If you still find your mind racing at bedtime, write everything on your mind onto a notepad before turning lights off to clear your head. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Insomnia is generally understood to be a CHRONIC and PERSISTENT condition of not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep. 1 single sleepless night does not insomnia make. Just as 1seizure episode does not epilepsy make....Therefore, 1 sleepless= 1 sleepless night. If it becomes an every night affair then, there are going to be bigger problems. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do about frequent all nighters, ?I feel like I have insomnia ..Or what could it.Possibly be an effect of..
Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (not really exercising) during the day decrease insomnia at night?
May help: Spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight during the day may help set your biological clock, and may help you sleep better. Exercising during the day is also helpful as long as it's not too close to your bedtime. Don't take naps. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol especially within 6 hours before bed. Take a hot bath before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have insomnia for 14 years now.I have try pills and they don't work.I think im nocturnal since it only happens during the night not in the day.Help?
See sleep specialist: It seems that you have chronic insomnia related to circadian rhythm disorder called dsps, delayed sleep phase syndrome, which essentially is night owl, someone like me. Cognitive behavior therapy, sleep hygiene, bright light therapy may work. It will take hard work and compliance to manage this. A sleep specialist who is trained in insomnia will help. Other disorders like depression can contribute. ...Read more
Insomnia: Please see a sleep disorders specialist. There are over 80 different sleep disorders. Please don't put it off. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that anxiety or depression could set in. In the meanwhile practice good sleep hygiene.See :counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene handout the most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. ...Read more
I take .5 mg of ativan a couple times a week at night for insomnia. Would it be habit forming if I took it at night more often?
Depends: We each respond differently to habit forming drugs. Some ppl are biochemically more likely to become tolerant, and thus addicted to drugs such as ativan. Ativan is in the benzodiazepine family - a strongly habit forming drug. Rather than taking it more often, i recommend exploring why you are having insomnia, and address the underlying issues first. Good sleep hygeine and stress reduction may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: How good is your sleep hygiene? 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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