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Dr. Scott Keith
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Frequent Night Waking (Definition)

Frequent night waking is a clinical finding in which a person often has trouble sleeping due to waking up in the middle of the night. This can occur with sleep disorders, a breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, or depression ...Read more


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Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Yes: People often get tempted to use alcohol to get them to sleep. After a period of repeated use it rebounds on you and no longer works. ...Read more

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Sleep disturbances in adults, what is the treatment for it?

Sleep disturbances in adults, what is the  treatment for it?

Depends: There are so many possible causes of sleep disturbances it is not possible to name one treatment without knowing the patient. Better sleep hygiene, medication and/or psychotherapy are possible treatments. ...Read more

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Anyone on Paxil (paroxetine) had bizarre sleep disturbances?

Anyone on Paxil (paroxetine) had bizarre sleep disturbances?

Some: And can be a reason to stop the medication and try something else. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to address sleep disturbances caused by ocd?

What are some ways to address sleep disturbances caused by ocd?

Therapy: Beyond basic sleep hygiene practices, cognitive behavioral therapy (which a good psychotherapist can provide) can help a lot with this. Therapy can address any specific rituals or thought obsessions that come up at night, or which interfere with sleep. Also there are medications that can help both the OCD and sleep. A psychiatrist can evaluate need and prescribe effectively. ...Read more

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Do you have sleep disturbances with afib?

Do you have sleep disturbances with afib?

A. fib. and apnea: Apparently, 40% - 50% of patients with atrial fibrillation have obstructive sleep apnea, and many cardiologists are now screening for sleep apnea in all a. Fib. Patients. ...Read more

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Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i've been getting night sweats and sleep disturbances every day for a few weeks now?

What do you advise if i've been getting night sweats and sleep disturbances every day for a few weeks now?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be part of nightmares, even if you don't remember dream content. But if you haven't already had a physical exam it would be a good idea to see your Physician. If labs and exam don't show anything and the problem continues your doctor will probably want to have you do a sleep study. If caused by nightmares, I teach my No More Nightmares class over VTC to resolve nightmares. ...Read more

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How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is sever anemia,it ...Read more