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What commonly leads to interrupted sleep?

What commonly leads to interrupted sleep?

Sleep: 5 % of of interrupted sleep can cause sleep apnea 10 to 20 % of insomnia can be due to psychhiatric illness, medical illness, idiopathic causes 2 to 5 % could be snoring which can be a pre sleep apnea symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Wilson
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TYpically, when one is discussing sleep challenges, one evaluates both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance). Different sleep aids work based on their abilities to do one ...Read more


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I'm suffering from interrupted sleep!!! : (?

I'm suffering from 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 more

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Every single night I have interrupted sleep. Any little noise wakes me up, help!?

Every single night I have interrupted sleep. Any little noise wakes me up, help!?

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

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What can be done for interrupted sleep due to over-excitement?

What can be done for interrupted sleep due to over-excitement?

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

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Interrupted sleep, difficulty in going back to sleep. Any advice?

Interrupted sleep, difficulty in going back to sleep. Any advice?

Sleep: Please get a sleep study done to rule out the cause and sleep apnea you could also google sleep hygiene, sleep diary short term meds like ambien, (zolpidem) cbti long term cbti. ...Read more

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How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

Fragmented sleep: Is main symptom of major mental problems with problems to initiate sleep then to maintain sleep. Good appropriate med can help resolve that easily if you have a good doctor that does not use benzodiazepines to make you sleep. ...Read more

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Will interrupted sleep cause eye bags?

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

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Keep getting interrupted sleep and am always depressed. What can I do?

Keep getting interrupted sleep and am always depressed. What can I do?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What can cause me to first I had trouble getting to sleep and later now have trouble staying asleep?

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

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I have trouble staying asleep even with sleep deprivation. What can I do?

I have trouble staying asleep even with sleep deprivation. What can I do?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Sleep issues: It seems pretty clear from the history that you relate that your sleep disturbance is related to your breakup. Breakups are hard on people. They happen to everyone. You will get over it in time. You will meet that someone special again and realize life goes on. ...Read more

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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?

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?

A unclear: Difficulty sleeping is a common symptom in many many emotional disorders as well as physical disorders. So see your doctor and have evaluate you and see which one of the hundreds of causes of insomnia you have. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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