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Waking up in the night at 3 every night. Why?

Waking up in the night at 3 every night. Why?

Try melatonin: Try over-the-counter sleeping pills such as melatonin. Do you have nightmares? Do you have allergies? If melatonin doesn't work, consult your doctor or perhaps a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Im waking up in the night same time every night also sweating?

Im waking up in the night same time every night also sweating?

Waking up at night: Waking up at night with sweating seems to indicate anxiety requirement of the body at age 45 is usually about 6-7 hours. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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I wake up in the middle of the night to urinate frequently?

I wake up in the middle of the night to urinate frequently?

Nocturia: Important to get an eval with some routine tests included to determine cause, which could be due to several conditions including, but not limited to enlarged prostate, diabetes, infection, medications, etc. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?

I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?

Oftentimes stress: Worry and stress, depression, change can wake people that are otherwise healthy and happy up. This does not even need to be something bad. Change throws the body off. ...Read more

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Waking up in the morning with terrible headache?

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Waking up in the morning with terrible headache?

Morning HA: Need workup to determine etiology & treat that. Examples can be Cluster HA, Tension HA, Migraines, Withdrawal from Caffeine or Pain medications, Sleep apnea, High blood pressure, Depression. ...Read more

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Im waking up at night to go pee for about 3 or more months what does it mean twice ?

Im waking up at night to go pee for about 3 or more months what does it mean twice ?

Many things: How old are you and are you male or female? If you are a male and over the age of 40, you may have an enlarged prostate. Other common causes are infections, tumors, overactive bladder, etc. You should contact your physician. Your specific history and symptoms are important in determining the cause. ...Read more

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Wake up with rapid heartbeat in the middle of the night?

Wake up with rapid heartbeat in the middle of the night?

Nocturnal issues: Given your age this could be as simple as anxiety and depression or as serious as heart attack or even the response to breathing in too much acid if you have reflux disease. I would get to the doctor to make sure it is not a sign of a serious illness. ...Read more

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I have been having hallucinations when waking up from sleeping, they are getting worse and last night it lasted for 5 minutes, is it treatable?

I have been having hallucinations when waking up from sleeping, they are getting worse and last night it lasted for 5 minutes, is it treatable?

Hypnopompic H.?: You may be experiencing hypnopompic hallucinations as you are transitioning from sleep to waking. Recommend evaluation to include a polysomnogram with a sleep specialist. Psychiatric consultation may be recommended to determine the best treatment approach. Take care. ...Read more

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Waking up drenched in sweat and occasionally during the day?

Waking up drenched in sweat and occasionally during the day?

See doc.: This could be due to infection, cancer, menopause, or other hormone disorders. Please see a doc and get this sorted out. ...Read more

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Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Allergic rhinitis: It is a form of allergy that involves the nasal passages and it can be triggered by inhaled allergens. Symptoms are congestion, runny nose and sneezing and it can be associated with watery eyes. It is treated by avoiding the triggers in addition to medication like antihistamine, nasal steroids or/& other anti allergy meds like antileukotriense. You will need evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm waking up in the middle of the night with vomit in my mouth, and gasping for air..

I'm waking up in the middle of the night with vomit in my mouth, and gasping for air..

Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. If this happens a few hours after eating, then slow gastric emptying or gastroparesis can be another issue. You should see gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Hiatal hernia: It's possible. With Capp you are likely swallowing a great deal of forced air which can make you gassy and bloated but also force the stochastic up through the diaphragm and create hiatal hernia and reflux. May want to discuss with doctor pressure adjustment, biPAP, HOB elevation and anti-relic meds as well as weight loss. ...Read more

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Headache that wakes me up in the middle of the night. Tinnitus?

Headache that wakes me up in the middle of the night. Tinnitus?

Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it is concerning. You should have it checked out by your doctor. You want to make certain that it is not a mass lesion like a brain tumor. The tinnitus should also be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up in the night snorting air?

Why am I waking up in the night snorting air?

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 more

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Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers?   Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I keep waking up and then falling back asleep in the middle of the night?

Why do I keep waking up and then falling back asleep in the middle of the night?

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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During my sleep, i felt like i couldn't breathe, i felt like i was halfway between my dream and waking up. Is this sleep apnea, and how do I cure it?

Maybe: You should see your physician or a sleep specialist for an evaluation. Sleep apnea treatment depends upon the severity of the sleep apnea. It can cause death and you should not be treated on your own. ...Read more

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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?

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