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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


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I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

It may be enough: Some people are 'short sleepers' who require little sleep but still function well - if you feel good on 5 hours then you may be one of those people and there is no issue with it. ...Read more

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Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Sleep apnea Benign: You may want to see a sleep medicine specialist to rule out the possibility of sleep apnea.
There is a lot of causes of muscle twitching. It can involve different muscles. It is likely benign and may be caused by the electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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Random feelings of extreme tiredness & no energy. Healthy diet at least 8hrs sleep per night. 31 male 176cms 161pounds. Any possible reasons for this?

Random feelings of extreme tiredness & no energy. Healthy diet at least 8hrs sleep per night. 31 male 176cms 161pounds. Any possible reasons for this?

Many reasons: I would recommend comprehensive physical and a blood test to mske sure you do not have low hormone levels such as thyroid levels. Stress, depression and anxiety can cause these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Thyroid: Propylthiouracil is specifically designed to slow down your thyroid. To a degree I would expect some of these symptoms on the medication. Talk to the physician who prescribed it, you may need your dose adjusted. ...Read more

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Tiredness no energy depressed all I do is sleep how can I wake up feeling refreshed and stop sleeping during the day?

Tiredness no energy depressed all I do is sleep how can I wake up feeling refreshed and stop sleeping during the day?

See someone: Who can get you on more appropriate treatment for your depression. Also, there is no such disorder as adrenal fatigue. It's an internet myth. ...Read more

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I have sudden increased urination which is worse at night, extreme tiredness but find it hard to sleep and dizziness.

I have sudden increased urination which is worse at night, extreme tiredness but find it hard to sleep and dizziness.

Urinary frequency: Sounds like a case of urinary frequency with other odd symptoms which could be the start of a urinary tract infection. Drink lots of water (best), avoid alcohol, caffeinated products, and teas for the time being and search out a doctor who can do an analysis on you and decide on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Could delayed period be due to stress and tiredness? I have been sleeping very late every night for about two weeks. If so, what should I do?

Yes: Stress could cause delay period, but there's other causes could do the same thing. You should try to back on normal schedule and see the period will back to normal. If it is not you should see a doctor and find out the real cause. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

Too common: Enigmatic hypersomnia (idiopathic) is seen in young women sometimes without clear cause. In the majority of the young ladies I have seen with this, the condition almost always improves within a few years. Worth seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine nonetheless to make sure no other reason and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I've been stressing out lately causing me hair loss tiredness and im unable to sleep at night what can I do to get better? I work and go to school

I've been stressing out lately causing me hair loss tiredness and im unable to sleep at night what can I do to get better? I work and go to school

See a doctor: If you have other symptoms or if your fatigue is out of proportion to your stress, go see a doctor for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? Lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? Lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Most sleeper meds: Have a hangover, with Trazodone being one of the worst. You describe morning side effects that are well-known from SSRI's and SSNRI's. Are you taking antipsychotic meds? These also have side effects. Who prescribes these? Visit this MD and tell him/her pronto. Recovery? (Not drinking or using drugs?) There are lots of things to try... ...Read more

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I'm 22 with tiredness or fatigue I only sleep 6 hours a day but I have no fever or other physical symptoms though and im weaning off Xanax (alprazolam) but what are chances I have a cancer with just fatigue?

I'm 22 with tiredness or fatigue I only sleep 6 hours a day but I have no fever or other physical symptoms though and im weaning off Xanax (alprazolam) but what are chances I have a cancer with just fatigue?

Unlikely: Not sure why at 22 you are on xanax (alprazolam). I think that the fatigue might be related to this or other sleep problems. Xanax (alprazolam) might also be playing a role. Check with your doctor who prescribed the xanax (alprazolam) to see if this could be part of the problem. Cancer is very unlikely. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't sleep reduce my tiredness?

Uncertain.: Your quality of sleep may be poor or your quantify of sleep may be inadequate. You could also be suffering from an underlying medical condition which is causing fatigue. 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. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

Tiredness: This is very abnormal. You need to contact your doctor for a full examination to determine the cause of the tiredness. There are a great many possibilities. ...Read more

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How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

Sleep hygiene.: Taking your nap is likely preventing you from sleeping at night. Proper sleep hygiene mandates that you avoid naps so that you become tired enough at night to fall asleep. Try to not nap in the afternoon. Go to bed the same time each night and awaken the same time each morning. ...Read more

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Why I feel sluggish when waking up hardly at morning everyday? I sleep 9 hours, no midday napping, no tiredness when going to bed.

Why I feel sluggish when waking up hardly at morning everyday? I sleep 9 hours, no midday napping, no tiredness when going to bed.

Everyone: Everyone feels a bit sluggish when waking up in the morning. However, this may become a problem if you are excessively sleepy or fatigued during the day. If you snore during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea is a possible culprit. Other common medical conditions can cause you to be fatigued. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep physician who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it's something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and/or periodically choke/gasp throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep I especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep I especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

Tiredness: Have you thyroid and hemogloblin levels checked. If your results are normal consult a psychologist for possible symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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Heloo I m honey. My age is 19 years. I feel tiredness after sleep. And my sleep duration is very long. Due to this problem I feel difficulty in my stu?

Heloo I m honey. My age is 19 years. I feel tiredness after sleep. And my sleep duration is very long. Due to this problem I feel difficulty in my stu?

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of feeling tired. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format. You need an exam & tests. Possible causes include anemia, thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. Please see doc! ...Read more

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Hi doc! I get fatigue soon. Due to tiredness I like to sleep a lot and it often seems as if I haven't slept enough. My entire food pipe and near thyro?

Hi doc! I get fatigue soon. Due to tiredness I like to sleep a lot and it often seems as if I haven't slept enough. My entire food pipe and near thyro?

Need more infro: So many thing can cause fatigue. To be able to best guide you, it would help if you provided more information. Also your statements last phrase is a bit confusing, as I'm not sure what you mean by "My entire food pipe and near thyro? ". Does that mean you feel pain? ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness have children so don't sleep well usually but this is worse also have random bruises, nausea and migraines what could this be?

Extreme tiredness have children so don't sleep well usually but this is worse also have random bruises, nausea and migraines what could this be?

Get a checkup: This could be simple fatigue and easy bruising or it could be more serious. Go to your doctor, have a full physical exam done with vital signs, with a routine set of bloodwork including Hemoglobin A1c, thyroid functions, comlpete blood count, and comprehensive metabolic panel. This should help along with a good recent medical history and family history to find out what's ailing you ...Read more

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30yr old female, 4 a month now severe tiredness, needing 2 rest but can't sleep, headaches, dizziness, pins in needles, dull right arm&tingling in face.

30yr old female, 4 a month now severe tiredness, needing 2 rest but can't sleep, headaches, dizziness, pins in needles, dull right arm&tingling in face.

Head: Definitely time for a thorough neurologic history and examination. You would likely need a brain scan based on this alone. ...Read more

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Mid back pain and ULQ/Epigastric pain for 3 Mos. Fatigue, tiredness, & trouble sleeping. Went to ER for severe pain 1 week ago, but blood work didn't show anything. Back pain bad today. Should I go to ER and insist they do more? My PCP won't help.

Mid back pain and ULQ/Epigastric pain for 3 Mos. Fatigue, tiredness, & trouble sleeping. Went to ER for severe pain 1 week ago, but blood work didn't show anything. Back pain bad today. Should I go to ER and insist they do more? My PCP won't help.

Ct scan, ultrasound: Need this to finalize diagnosis, or maybe laproscopy if gynecological problems, may have ulcer so go to g.i. dr for endoscopy[scoping] since epigastric pain, try proton pump inhibitor for 1 month like prilosec. Avoid much alcohol, never smoke. Hope /pray it helps. Be sure not constipated, use mirilax /colace, senna/dulcolax. chnag diet if so, less white flour products. ...Read more

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Suffering from tiredness. Not sleeping well even though going to bed early. Skin very hot?

Suffering from tiredness. Not sleeping well even though going to bed early. Skin very hot?

Seek evaluation: There are many reasons for insomnia and that requires a full evaluation especially in the context of increased surface temperature. You should have an examination and lab studies to rule out an underlying metabolic or endocrine concern. ...Read more

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My husband complaining of pain tiredness of his right leg comes and goes it goes specially when he sleep and relax. What it could be?

My husband complaining of pain tiredness of his right leg comes and goes it goes specially when he sleep and relax. What it could be?

Many possibillies: And the most common cause fo the symptoms, restless leg syndrome is also the one that fits exactly the symptoms. It is a NOT SERIOUS disorder when the brains ability to damp down nerves/muscles is not as strong as their activity....hence restless leg/cramps/pain/spasm.
Worse at night (less brain activity). Any anti-parkinson's medicine works on it. Muscle spasm meds often do too. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of tiredness? I sleep enough, eat enough, and stay upright, but I always seem to be exhausted. Any ideas and solutions?

What can be the cause of tiredness? I sleep enough, eat enough, and stay upright, but I always seem to be exhausted. Any ideas and solutions?

Exhausted: Something is wrong and there are many possibilities. Time to see your physician for a checkup to find the cause of your exhaustion. ...Read more

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33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me. Sleep intertia. No narcolepsy/apnea.

33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me. Sleep intertia. No narcolepsy/apnea.

Get Sleep Study: It is hard to say what is going on just based on this description. Even though you deny, you probably have narcolepsy. You will need an overnight sleep study with eeg monitoring. This is usually done in a sleep lab. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Yes: In some people, artificially reducing brain serotonin will induce a depression episode which can have all of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Hi I've got a constant headache, tiredness but unable to sleep! I went to the doctors he's says im fine but im not?

Hi I've got a constant headache, tiredness but unable to sleep! I went to the doctors he's says im fine but im not?

Several factors: Good afternoon! There are several factors could be involved in constant headache, tiredness and difficulties falling asleep, even the doctor may not to find the exact cause right away. It depends how and when the symptoms are started. The consultation with therapist and psychiatrist may be helpful to target some psychological causes of the problem as well as to understand the treatment modalities. ...Read more

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I've suffered from extreme tiredness since 15 & can never seem to wake up. Tests revealed no obvious illness or sleep problems. Any ideas?

I've suffered from extreme tiredness since 15 & can never seem to wake up. Tests revealed no obvious illness or sleep problems. Any ideas?

Hard to say: If you have been thoroughly tested and no organic cause could be found, then by definition, you could have chronic fatigue syndrome or it could be something psychological which could be hard to prove. Chronic, smoldering low grade infection is possible but again, hard to prove. Or it could be this is the way you are. Hard to say without knowing what workup had been done or what you look like. Gl. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, recently I am experiencing tiredness. I am 22 year old male. How many hours of sleep is required by me?

8 - 9: Most experts agree that 8 - 9 hours of sleep is optimal. They are looking into the maximum hours recommended without negative effects. ...Read more

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I have polymyalgic rumintica, sleep apnea, and have had mono and now take predezone. I have extreme tiredness. What can I do?

I have polymyalgic rumintica, sleep apnea, and have had mono and now take predezone. I have extreme tiredness. What can I do?

CPAP, medicines: You have several reasons to have fatigue and daytime sleepiness, but the most treatable is your sleep apnea. You should wear your CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for at least 6 hours every night without fail. See your sleep doctor if the mask needs adjustment or if you are still sleepy, some medications can help. Longer term, weight loss will help tremendously. ...Read more

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Four days ago I do unprotected sex with sexworker now iam suffering from low BP and tiredness, no sleep. Is HIV infected to me...

Four days ago I do unprotected sex with sexworker now iam suffering from low BP and tiredness, no sleep. Is HIV infected to me...

Too Early: Too Early to know if you have contracted HIV. However, other sexually transmitted infections like Herpes can make you feel tired and body ache and fatigue also before you see sores in your penile area. The best is to prevent. DO not go to Sex workers. Help them to get out of this profession. Hope you used a condom. Good luck. It is never too late to change. ...Read more

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