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Waking Up Constantly During The Night
Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more
Insomnia: There are many reasons for waking up in the middle of the night including depression, posttraumatic stress syndrome and anxiety, stress, alcohol, caffeine, need to urinate, arthritis pain, sleep apnea, heart failure, COPD, Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome and many medications including stimulants such as Ritalin, some antidepressants Wellbutrin Effexor (venlafaxine) steroids, some beta blockers ...Read more
Talk to your dr: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. Also look for a sleep specialist. ...Read more
Sleep apnea?: Could be you suffer from (obstructive) sleep, apnea. You could be waking yourself up gasping for air. With osa, you actually stop breathing and cannot get air into your lungs. This can be a very dangerous condition which should be evaluated. Can lead to heart problems. Start with your md and get a referral to a sleep md or dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?
Post nasal drip: could be one common cause of this. When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK. ...Read more
Insomnia,: Defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. Behavioral disorders, notably anxiety and depression, are often associated with disorders implicated in insomnia. Rec. See sleep specialist. ...Read more
My body tense up tight while i sleep. Wakes me up at night/sore/toss/turn all night. I exercise during the day but not sure what's the cause?
I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?
Get Evaluated: Get evaluated to rule out a medical cause for waking up multiple times during the night. There are many reasons for sleep disturbance, some causes can include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and hormone changes. Adequate sleep is important for overall health, and disease prevention see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to know: Could be related to your circadian rhythm and sleep habits. For tips on good sleep hygiene, see below. If you have a medical condition such as sleep apnea, rhinitis, restless leg syndrome etc; then further discussion with a physician can help with regard to recommendations for testing or a plan. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379 ...Read more
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