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I've been experiencing nausea and trouble sleeping and eating but have put on a few pounds in the past 4 weeks. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

I've been experiencing nausea and trouble sleeping and eating but have put on a few pounds in the past 4 weeks. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Take a test: If a possible pregnancy is on your mind, you should visit your doctors office and take a reliable test. Prenatal care is a serious matter and the best thing to do is to visit your physician right away and find out for sure. Make sure to involve your family and support group. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Trouble Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

Rash: please take her to her Pediatrician for a full evaluation
as pinworm infestation can give a rash, once diagnosed correctly treatment is available ...Read more

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Having trouble focusing, sleeping, eating. I always feel like my brain is going so fast and im just no longer here. Back when i was in 9th grade i suffered from depression, I never got good grades.Then I attempted suicide because i just didn't want to do

Having trouble focusing, sleeping, eating. I always feel like my brain is going so fast and im just no longer here. Back when i was in 9th grade i suffered from depression, I never got good grades.Then I attempted suicide because i just didn't want to do

See your doctor ASAP: It appears you have been struggling with depressive symptoms for quite a while. Depression is a treatable condition. However, if left unchecked, it will significantly impair one's functioning and quality of life. You are at great because you had attempted suicide in the past. Strongly recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation and referral to a mental health specialist. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Needs a medical eval: Your child needs to be evaluated for an eating disorder. She may require hospitalization to ensure that adequate dietary nutritional needs are met for her age. You can also consider family therapy and individual therapy for her. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping, what to do?

I have trouble sleeping, what to do?

Start by using great: 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping?

I have been having trouble sleeping?

Sleep hygiene: First step is to make sure you're adhering to sleep hygeine tips. http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/sleep_hygiene.htm
If those don't help, see your doctor for evaluation and recommendations. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trouble sleeping?

Is it normal to have trouble sleeping?

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. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. ...Read more

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Why do I always have trouble sleeping?

Why do I always have trouble sleeping?

Good question: to answer it one must have a history of the problem and know your physical condition as well as your current situation. I suggest you discuss this with your primary care or a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping. What can I do?

I'm having trouble sleeping. What can I do?

Here's a great list: Do's and Don'ts are clearly listed on this handout: http://counselingservice.vassar.edu/docs/Sleep%20Hygeine%20Handout%20for%20Clients.pdf
Relaxation breathing pattern w/ eyes closed and self-hypnotic suggestions of sinking deeper on each long, smooth exhale w/ shorter smooth inhales helps too.
Rest and relaxation till then. Best! ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping and getting anxious?

I have trouble sleeping and getting anxious?

See below: Are these new symptoms? Initially, i would suggest talking to your primary care doctor to assess why are you having anxiety, insomnia, etc. Your next steps should be taken based on whether the cause of your sx has been established. Meanwhile, you can practice relaxation (you can google the script); sleep hygiene, stress management to help you decrease tension. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get help with my trouble sleeping?

How can I get help with my trouble sleeping?

Proper assessment: There are many causes of sleep disorders, some physical, others psychological. You first need to be assessed by a qualified md: a primary care physician (pcp), sleep disorder specialist (internist or pulmonologist), or psychiatrist. There may be some diagnostic studies; treatment may involve medication, cpap, psychotherapy - depending on the source of the problem. ...Read more

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I'm having real trouble sleeping. Any advice?

I'm having real trouble sleeping. Any advice?

Relax: Try to relax at bedtime. Keep the room dark, cool, quiet. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Try some deep breathing exercises. If you don't feel tired, get out of bed and go into another room. Try some light reading. Avoid the tv or computer as this stimulates the posterior brain regions. Use the bedroom for sleep and not as a reeding room. Intercourse may help you to relax. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping. What should I do?

I'm having trouble sleeping. What should I do?

Improve sleep hygiene: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule, including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to soothing music.
3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm having trouble sleeping?

What should I do if i'm having trouble sleeping?

Sleep hygiene: First, you must make sure that your sleep hygiene is allowing you to fall asleep. Make your time to bed and get up the same time every day. No tv or reading in bed. No clock visible. No bright light before bed and no strenuous physical activity or caffeine for 4 hours before. If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes don't stay in bed; get up and do something quiet till you feel sleepy. ...Read more

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If I'm having trouble sleeping, what could be wrong?

If I'm having trouble sleeping, what could be wrong?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping past 2 nights; what to do next?

I'm having trouble sleeping past 2 nights; what to do next?

Insomnia: Trouble sleeping can be frustrating. Try to improve your sleep hygiene by avoiding alcohol, bright lights, caffeine, nicotine, large meals, vigorous exercise, and electronics use prior to bedtime. Regularize when you wake up and fall asleep everyday. Do not periodically check your alarm clock. Keep your bed for sleeping only. If you continue to have issues, please see a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having trouble sleeping what should I do?

Please help! I am having trouble sleeping what should 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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Trouble sleeping through the night does anyone have any apps?

Trouble sleeping through the night does anyone have any apps?

Sleep Hygiene: Have you addressed difficulty sleeping with your primary care doctor? What time are you going to bed? Are there any new stressors? What do you do before bed? Bedtime routine is very important for a goodnight's sleep, comfortable room temperature; try to avoid tv, caffeine right before bed. Consult with your primary physician and take things from there. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get trouble sleeping. Is that ok or bad?

Ok: Occasional trouble sleeping is very common. If it starts to interfere with your activities or relationships, then talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble sleeping, can anyone help please.?

What to do if I have trouble sleeping, can anyone help please.?

Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can try from home if I have trouble sleeping?

Sleep hygiene tips: Try any that apply: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4)if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5)No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime, 6)write worries in a journal by bedside, then deal with them next day,7) No success in 6 weeks? See doc. ...Read more

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Any good OTC to knock a person out who's having trouble sleeping?

Be careful: You use the term knock a person out and that may not represent the healthiest route to restful sleep. Consider enhancing your sleep hygiene including no electronic devices for the hour before sleep, as little light as possible around your place of sleep, and reduction in caffeine and nicotine. If you still need help, consider 3 to 6 milligrams of melatonin or an over the counter anithistamine. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend is having trouble sleeping how can I help?

Share these tips: Share these sleep hygiene tips with your friend. 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,033 doctors shared insights

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