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What causes insomnia and what can I do to stop it?

What causes insomnia and what can I do to stop it?

Sleep hygiene: Dr suchecki provided a number of possible reasons for insomnia. Here is important information on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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


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What is the probable cause of non stop headaches coupled with insomnia?

What is the probable cause of non stop headaches coupled with insomnia?

Anxiety?: Ruling out any physical causes, I hear anxiety in your question. Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. ...Read more

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?

I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?

Dependence: It's possible that you have developed tolerence to xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg because you have been taking it for so long. You can reduce the dose to three quarters of the tab for one week, then half a tab for one week and stop and see what happens. Ofcourse, it's always better to consult with the doctor who is prescribing your medication. ...Read more

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I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

Fish oil ; sleep: Not much data on fish oil and sleep, but if you believe your sleep got worse after starting it stop it for 14 days since fish oil can be safely discontinued. If your sleep improves you have your answer. If not, look for other causes of your sleep difficulty and consider restarting fish oil for beneficial effects on heart and mood. ...Read more

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Can extreme anxiety cause vomiting? My anxiety has been non-stop & high intensity. Not sleeping well, frozen, and random vomiting. Getting meds adj.

Can extreme anxiety cause vomiting? My anxiety has been non-stop & high intensity. Not sleeping well, frozen, and random vomiting. Getting meds adj.

See doctor: See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis of vomiting and disturbed sleep. Anxiety may be a factor but medical causes must be ruled out or treated first. Bring list of meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use and current stresses. If all points to anxiety, ask for referral to a mental health professional for guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes insomnia?

Many choices: Stress / anxiety; hormone imbalance; day/night (circadian) disruption; infection; pain; etc. Talk to your dr if persistent insomnia. ...Read more

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How can I stop insomnia?

How can I stop insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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What usually causes insomnia?

Psychiatric conditio: Apart form the conditions explained before, insomnia is one of the leading symptom of many psychiatric conditions including, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation or an initial visit to a primary care should be entertined to rule out such conditions. ...Read more

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Which are causes of insomnia?

There are many causes.: There are over 80 different types of sleep disorders. I am referring you to the mayo clinic website on causes of insomnia because there's not enough space here to answer the question. Best wishes and have a happy holiday season. www.mayoclinic.com/health/insomnia/ds00187/dsection=causes insomnia — comprehensive review covers symptoms, causes, treatment for this sleeping problem. ...Read more

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What can cause weird insomnia?

Insomnia Causes: Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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