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Waking Up Constantly During The Night
Why I'm I constantly waking up during the night with a pounding heart beat? No pain or breathlessness. This happen every night, several times. Advice?
I've been waking up during the night with a sore throat. I have red bumps in the back of my throat almost constantly. What's could be my problem?
Mouth breathing? ...: You could be doing an excessive amount of mouth breathing and/or snoring causing the tissues to dry out and become inflamed. What is the humidity level of your sleeping area? You may benefit from a humidifier. Nasal strips may help open nasal passages and help reduce tendency to breathe through the mouth. Proper hydration may help also,,, drink plenty of water throughout the day. ...Read more
I have a constantly low temperature on waking & throughout the day. 35.9 c / 96.6 f on waking & 36.2 c / 97.1 f during the day. What could cause this?
Freezer door open?: If you are otherwise healthy and active, then you are the lower end of the "bell curve" that makes up the spectrum of "normal" temperature. Not everyone is 98.6f some run hot, others cold. If, on the other hand, you have low energy, hair consistency changes or loss, increased sleep, weight gain, muscle aches, then might need thyroid checked & should see your dr. ...Read more
I haven't been able to get a good nights sleep this is my second day up I slept for maybe 4 hours top and I was constantly waking up during that time?
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
For the past few months, i'm constantly waking up during an 8hr sleep cycle to turn or adjust. Why?
Every morning after waking up, I get a series of 10-12 sneezes and have to blow my nose constantly. Becomes fine during the day. Have sinusitis.
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 more
Headache when waking up. Better - but not completely gone - during the day and then comes back at night. Why?
Complicated question: There are many causes of headaches. Common causes of daily headaches include tension headaches, medication overuse headaches, and migraines. Also, lack of enough sleep and stress are common culprits. I need a history of your symptoms and a neurological exam to make further recs, so please have a complete evaluation by your primary care doctor, who may then refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more
Type 2 insulin...Why do I wake constantly through the night and hsve to eat which makes levels high during the day...I am on insulin.
My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby
Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more
My baby boy had his 1 year jabs a week and half ago and he is very jumpy in his sleep and also waking up a lot during the night. Could it be from these?
Not related: These symptoms are very common in babies. They are not related to shots he received ...Read more
I've been having trouble getting a full nights sleep. I am constantly waking up in the night. What could it be?
Lots of reasons: Everyone has periods of lighter and deeper sleep; may or may not remember waking up. If you feel fine during the day, you're probably getting enough sleep. If not, try less caffeine, and don't exercise in the evening. Recent evidence suggest that looking at bright electronic screens (phone, etc.) just before going to sleep may interfere. Alcohol also disrupts sleep patterns. ...Read more
I am constantly being awoken in the middle of the night and every 2 or 3 days I experience "zapping" during those periods. What is it?
Sounds like: Evaluation for potential arrhythmia is in order ...Read more
Helllo I am 30 years old and I have been worried for the past 3 nights I have been waking up during the night with a damp sweat on my chest?
Why do I keep waking up at night and get hot. Probably about 5-10 times a night. I am so tired during the day it's effecting my mood and work.
Mood, sleep, and: Temperature issues MIGHT be an indicator of hormonal imbalance, e.g., thyroid. Please see your doc for exam and treatment if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it okay for 6 week old to sleep 8-10 hours during the night? Recently won't wake up for night feedings. What's longest to go before waking?
Yes. As long as your: Baby is alert, active, feeding well ; growing along his/her growth curve, enjoy the rest. Establish a consistent bedtime ; routine now -read, rock, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed, ; put baby to bed drowsy, but awake to self-calm to sleep, ; you'll avoid behavior problems if he's among the 50% of babies who begin to night-wake at 6 months. He'll be able to go back to sleep on his own. ...Read more
Last few days I've been waking up suddenly during the night, sometimes it feels like im choking, others im very confused and anxious, please help me!?
My three month old baby sleeps much less than she is supposed to. She hardly sleeps during the day waking up very frequently and wakes up at night too?
I would simply like to get better sleep, I grow tired of waking up on and off during the night. Any advice?
See below:: Good sleep is important. Make sure you don't eat any stimulants after 12:00 noon (or earlier if sensitive): Caffeine, Chocolate, drinks containing Guarana, Yerba Mate, green tea, etc. Excedrin, some Pamprin products and other OTC meds and supplements have caffeine and other stimulents. Exercise in morning light. Go to bed and get up at the same time. Sleep before midnight is most valuable. ...Read more
I have like a sleeping disorder I keep waking up at random times during the night, but don't know why this happens?
Sleep study?: Have you spoken about this to your physician? If necessary, you may be referred to a neurology or pulmonary sleep specialist and undergo a sleep study (polysomnogram). Keep a daily log of your sleeping habits (times of daytime and nighttime sleep) and take it with you to your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003932.htm ...Read more
Any tips on how to improve sleep and prevent being awake all night or waking up every now and then during the sleep?
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Are there any ways to return to sleeping at night after waking up, while staying awake during the day and afternoon?
Good sleep hygiene:
1. Considering you have no medical issues. Keep same sleep-wake cycle.
2. Avoid caffeine after lunch or minimize.
3.Slow deep breathing exercise prior going to sleep and after wake up till fall a sleep as tolerated.
4.Regular exercise & yoga
5. Try sleeping from 10pm to 6am.
6. Eat a good balance meal with lots of fruit, vegetables and high fiber.
7. Daily regular bowel movement. ...Read more
I have a mild headache waking up in the morning, disappears during the day returns at night with a slight fever, what does this mean?
Why do I wake in the night and crave sugar? I'm not a diabetic. I do wake a lot during the night & never feel refreshed upon waking. Thank you.
If you are: Overweight, you probably have developed Insulin resistance, and what you are experiencing may be a return of your blood sugar to normal after excessive Insulin levels. If so, ; you have a family history of diabetes, get instructed on a diet, exercise and weight loss program. Check w/your doctor -- metformin may help prevent progression to true diabetes. It's a progression, not a sudden diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi my baby is now 5 and a half months old and last night felt slightly warm and struggled to sleep with constant waking up, this morning her temp was 37.6 we gave her panado and it seemed to go away however now she is at 38.6 degrees?
For the past few days I've been waking up during the night very hot. What can I do to avoid this?
Is waking up 1-3 times during night to urinate normal? I'm 20 and for the last few days I've been suffering from this distraction.
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