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Tired out from multiple sleepless nights. Melantonin helps?

Tired out from multiple sleepless nights. Melantonin helps?

Yes: It does, but only in very few cases, again find the cause of sleeping problem and fix it. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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One night couldn't sleep,thats normal.The other night sleep was must,couldn't sleep,just a 2 hour fragile nap.Constant thought,fear of sleepless inso?

One night couldn't sleep,thats normal.The other night sleep was must,couldn't sleep,just a 2 hour fragile nap.Constant thought,fear of sleepless inso?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue that doesnt go away from sleeping.Nothing can wake me from sleep, so naps last all day.Intense headaches upon awakening no meds help.

Chronic fatigue that doesnt go away from sleeping.Nothing can wake me from sleep, so naps last all day.Intense headaches upon awakening no meds help.

See answer: Chronic fatigue and headaches may be due to a number of causes. A brief physical exam and lab screen should be done to look for possible causes. Depression can cause chronic fatigue. To see causes of fatigue go to>http://bit.ly/1FYjQAb to learn about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome go to>http://bit.ly/1FYjQAb I believe this information will be helpful. Hopefully you will feel better soon. ...Read more

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I tired chamomile,Valerian,melatonin,anti histamines,nothing worked. i cant sleep uninterrupted, i wake up 4-6 times within 7 hours of sleep.

I tired chamomile,Valerian,melatonin,anti histamines,nothing worked. i cant sleep uninterrupted, i wake up 4-6 times within 7 hours of sleep.

Forget natural: Bottom line is that so called "natural" or non regulated, non-pharmacological products are not going to work for you. You need a formal sleep study to see why you can't sleep. I know we have lost faith in our health care system because it is all about mak.ing insurance companies rich, but the science goes on and science does have a solution for your problem. Lack of sleep is very bad. get help ...Read more

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Suffering from insomnia i take Ambien (zolpidem) at night waking up easly lately I have been taking vitamins and things have changed drasticly, what's the relation?

Suffering from insomnia i take Ambien (zolpidem) at night waking up easly lately I have been taking vitamins and things have changed drasticly, what's the relation?

Need evaluation: Clearly you're uncomfortable enough to need an in-person assessment with your doctor, as I have no idea what "vitamins and things" you've been taking or what drastic changes you have noticed. Insomnia can have many causes, and needs a full evaluation for best treatment. If it relates to depression, this needs addressing with psychotherapy and possibly medications, depending on severity. ...Read more

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21y/o female shiver/chill spells several times/min when sleeping. Also talk loudly/shout sometimes and snore. Hard for people to sleep beside me.

21y/o female shiver/chill spells several times/min when sleeping. Also talk loudly/shout sometimes and snore. Hard for people to sleep beside me.

Sleep disorder: Sounds like you have a sleep disorder . I would suggest that you speak to your physician first for a general checkup and a possibly a referral for an overnight sleep study to gather more data. It's easy, and nothing is uncomfortable. Give him/her a call today. ...Read more

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I constantly sleep for 10+ hours each night. I turn off alarms in my sleep, have trouble waking up, and feel groggy all day. What could be the cause?

I constantly sleep for 10+ hours each night. I turn off alarms in my sleep, have trouble waking up, and feel groggy all day. What could be the cause?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Does lack of oxygen cause you to sleep? I've been falling asleep a lot lately.

Does lack of oxygen cause you to sleep? I've been falling asleep a lot lately.

An : An increase on co2 levels (hypercapnea) has more of a narcotizing effect than relative hypoxemia ( lower oxygen), but either condition is unhealthy. You may very well have obstructive sleep apnea leading to daytime somnolence. You deserve a good cardio-pulmonary examination by your internist, and likely referral for a sleep study (polysomnogram=psg). ...Read more

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Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?

Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?

Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read more

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I have problems sleeping at night tossing and turning i have no problem falling asleep I've tried sleeping pills like melatonin but it doesn't keep me asleep I wake up many times during the night.

I have problems sleeping at night tossing and turning i have no problem falling asleep I've tried sleeping pills like melatonin but it doesn't keep me asleep I wake up many times during the night.

Lets find the cause: You may need medical help to find the cause of your insomnia. You are under some stress or anxiety which is keeping you from falling sleep. You will need a better sleeping pill but it means visiting a doctor. Melatonin is not a good sleeping pill by itself. For now try to exercise daily and relax. Yoga and Meditation is another means of providing relaxation. Go see a MD or Yoga teacher. ...Read more

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How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

Not : Not sleeping well is a very frustrating condition. You may have already tried not drinking caffeine after noon, not exercising too close to bedtime, and not using your computer or tv within an hour of bedtime. Consider adding "white noise" such as a fan. Be sure that your room is cool and not overly warm. Eating light during the day, then having a larger meal at around 7 pm or so can be helpful. If these don't work, you may want to see your doctor or even a sleep specialist to discuss your situation. ...Read more

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I've had insomnia for as long as I've known... Off whack sleeping patterns. Now I'm sleeping during the day and awake at night. What could help me ??

I've had insomnia for as long as I've known... Off whack sleeping patterns. Now I'm sleeping during the day and awake at night. What could help me ??

Wake-sleep: cycle is off and needs to be reset. Ask your doc to help you find a sleep clinic to do this. They may provide you w/a protocol to shift you slowly from your present cycle to a more comfortable cycle of sleep at night and wake in day. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Read my article on the topic. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall asleep, when I am sleep-deprived (3-4 hours a night of sleep for the past week), depressed, stressed, and know sleep will help?

Why can't I fall asleep, when I am sleep-deprived (3-4 hours a night of sleep for the past week), depressed, stressed, and know sleep will help?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take melatonin every night to sleep? I have trouble falling asleep and I've been under alot of stress lately.

Is it okay to take melatonin every night to sleep? I have trouble falling asleep and I've been under alot of stress lately.

Yes.: If it works for you, then you can take it every night to help you sleep. It is fairly safe and non-addicting. It may cause headache, dizziness and cramping. You should wait at least 4-5 hours before attempting to drive or operate machinery. You could also try learning deep breathing and muscle relaxation techniques from a therapist. There are apps that help you quiet your mind and meditate. ...Read more

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Can't sleep more than 2-3 hours Cause dreams waking me up I've been stressed before I'm not sleeping well since a week, please some ideas appreciated?

Can't sleep more than 2-3 hours Cause dreams waking me up I've been stressed before I'm not sleeping well since a week, please some ideas appreciated?

Sleep Hygiene: Sorry to make you follow a link, but this gives you some great tips to try: http://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene This is probably all you need to do. You do seem to have hypothyroid based on the medicines you take, so getting your thyroid levels checked would also be helpful. An over the counter drug like melatonin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a distant next step after the above. ...Read more

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I have sleeping problem. I spend lots of night with a sleep or at leasta tight refreshing sleep. That makes me lethargic all day. Please help. Regards?

I have sleeping problem. I spend lots of night with a sleep or at leasta tight refreshing sleep. That makes me lethargic all day. Please help. Regards?

Get a sleep study: You may have a conditon called obstructive sleep apnea (osa) which causes oxygen deprivation and fragmented sleep. Talk to your md about getting a sleep study. It's easy. Many patients who have osa feel refreshed with a CPAP machine or a dental device to improve the airflow and quality of sleep. Call your md today. (and don't drive while sleepy!). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more