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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Unrefreshing Sleep (Overview)

Unrefreshing sleep is used to describe a condition where a person sleeps for an adequate length of time, but awakens still feeling tired.


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Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
8 doctors shared insights

Unrefreshing Sleep (Overview)

Unrefreshing sleep is used to describe a condition where a person sleeps for an adequate length of time, but awakens still feeling tired.


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I have such an unrefreshing sleep could anything be wrong?

Insomnia/apnea: You need to be evaluated. Could be as simple as insomnia or you may have sleep apnea. Chronic medical conditions like hypo/hyperthyroidism, heart disease, and fibromyalgia (to name a few) could also cause un-refreshing sleep... ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

Throw them ALL away!: Ignore the tantrums that ensue without making eye contact, looking upset, or verbally consoling him. Buy open-mouth plastic cups, not sippy cups he can shlep around or take to bed. Have him checked for iron-deficiency with & without anemia; both can cause developmental delays. Take him to a pediatric dentist. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day; juice to zero. Watch him get healthy. ...Read more

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I have such an unrefreshing sleep could anything be wrong?

Insomnia/apnea: You need to be evaluated. Could be as simple as insomnia or you may have sleep apnea. Chronic medical conditions like hypo/hyperthyroidism, heart disease, and fibromyalgia (to name a few) could also cause un-refreshing sleep... ...Read more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive sleepy
Once
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What are some things i can do fix unrefreshing sleep?

What are some things i can do fix unrefreshing sleep?

Sleep hygiene: 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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What are the possible diagnoses for unrefreshing sleep ? It is difficult to get a sleep study ?

What are the possible diagnoses for unrefreshing sleep ? It is difficult to get a sleep study ?

Sleep apnea: Usually unrefreshing sleep is due to something that disrupts the sleep cycle. If you're obstructed at night, it'll cause you to gasp and disrupt sleep. Restless leg syndrome can disturb also. Decreasing screen time at night, and having better sleep hygiene helps. Some drugs can also affect sleep. Sleep studies are easy to come by, but discuss with your doc if you need one. ...Read more

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What can I do to remedy unrefreshing sleep?

What can I do to remedy unrefreshing sleep?

Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders also rule out depresssion also rule out medical causes as well. ...Read more

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Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...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