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Symptoms Of Interrupted Sleep
Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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
Ever considered a: "white noise" machine to drown out other sounds? Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk or chamomile tea. ...Read more
Calming exercises: We've all had situations where we've been so excited we can't sleep. That should last 2-3 days at the most. The body will kick in and restore a normal sleep cycle if things are all equal. I suspect there's more to this, and that there is a mild sleep disorder at work. Start with a consistent am wakeup time, low to no caffeine, and quiet pm activities. If that doesn't work, see your doc. ...Read more
Not specifically: Awakening with dark circles around the eyes or "eye-bags" usually speaks to build-up of fluid under the skin beneath the eye. Seasonal allergies, a sinus infection, a cold, rubbing the eyes, a salty dinner, excessive drinking, or a night of crying can cause morning-after puffiness. Best treatment is a neti pot (filled with saline) to irrigate the nasal passages and relieve fluid build-up. ...Read more
Study causes: #fibromyalgia? A fortyish female with restless sleep and depression needs to discover the cause. Unrefreshing sleep naturally leads to depression. Commonly, interrupted sleep is due to chronic pain syndromes of pelvis, back, shoulder or neck. Menopause can also cause these symptoms. See a doctor to investigate and to rule out fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does waking up for 5 minutes to go urinate in the middle of the night count as interrupted sleep?
I have been having periods of interrupted sleep for the past two weeks. I am taking melatonin to help me sleep which stopped working what should I do?
Melatonin tolerance?: Consider increasing the melatonin, doses of 3 - 9 mg effective in adults. Paradoxically, it could actually be making sleep worse - so consider stopping it for a few days. Your sleep may return to normal. Although melatonin can sometimes work for RLS type sleep disorders, if prototypical symptoms use Dopamine agonists, gabapentin, Baclofen or opiates. If snoring oximetry to screen for apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm not sleeping but 4 hrs which is interrupted sleep. My eyes have started twitching due to this. What can I take to sleep?
See MD: You don't sleep enough and when you do, you don't sleep well. Rather than take something for sleep, I would suggest you see your internist or family doc to find out why you don't sleep well. You may even need to have a sleep study done. Eye twitching can clearly come from lack of sleep. Good luck. ...Read more
Am waking up every night with intense chills even under multiple blankets. No fever. Thyroidectomy 2008. Tsh. 59. Interrupted sleep every night. Help!
What can cause me to first I had trouble getting to sleep and later now have trouble staying asleep?
Many things...: Many things can make it difficult to fall asleep and wake you up in the middle of the night. Stress/anxiety, pain, heartburn, sleep apnea, leg movements, alcohol use prior to bedtime, napping, caffeine and nicotine use. A sleep specialist and a sleep diary would be quite helpful. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know something to take to help me sleep at night? I have trouble staying asleep but I don't want something to make me droggy in the am
Everyone's different: What one person may take may not work for another or the effects can be less or more. Sometimes, it just depends upon weight, health, heredity, and other factors. There are some natural options like melatonin. Any meds that you are taking may also counteract your sleep. ...Read more
I broke up lately, 2 months ago, now I have trouble staying asleep, I go to sleep very well, but I can't stay asleep. What should I do?
Over the past few months, people ages from 5 to 45, all have had trouble staying asleep at night and sleep restlessness. What could cause this?
5yr old girl complains she can get any sleep. She is tired at night but has trouble falling asleep. Also has trouble staying asleep sometimes.
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