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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. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...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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34 weeks pregnant doctor started me on topral XL12 mg 3 days ago . Should it cause chest pain and insomnia at night ? . Told doc n he won't stop it

34 weeks pregnant doctor started me on topral XL12 mg 3 days ago . Should it cause chest pain and insomnia at night ? . Told doc n he won't stop it

It is unlikely for: such a small dose of Toprol to have any adverse effects including insomnia. Seriously, if you are 34 weeks pregnant it is not at all surprising that you are having trouble sleeping nor is it unexpected to have esophageal reflux causing chest pain. This will all "get better" in about 4 or 5 weeks! ...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?

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?

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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Does denamarin cause insomnia?

Does denamarin cause insomnia?

In humans?: This is a drug that is used for veterinary purposes. I sure hope that you are not consuming it. There've been a few side effects reported in primates, but these were minimal. There have been no side effect reports from dogs and cats, but we also have to realize that they are unable to verbalize. I've left you a link to a website that you can review regarding this issue www.Drugs.Com/vet/denamarin. ...Read more

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Possible causes of my insomnia?

Multiple causes: Without knowing details, insomnia is caused by many different issues, notably stress/anxiety and depression. Make sure to work toward maintaining a good sleep schedule, and eliminate activities before going to sleep that may be causing agitation or hyper alertness. Wind down and be sure to have a comfortable temperature, and dark room to get to sleep more easily. ...Read more

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What are the causes of insomnia?

What are the causes of insomnia?

Insomnia: Primary or secondary. Examples of secondary are mood disorders, medications, illnesses such as hyperthyroidism, or effect of illicit substances, also effect of environment. ...Read more

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Drugs likeclopomide causes insomnia?

Not likely: The only reason for sleep problem may be that you might have to go to the bathroom more often during the night. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my insomnia?

What could be the cause of my insomnia?

See below: Are these new symptoms? Have you had sleep study done? I would suggest talking to your primary care doctor to assess why are you having insomnia. Your next steps should be taken based on whether the cause of your sx has been established. Meanwhile, you can practice relaxation (you can google the script); sleep hygiene, stress management to help you with sleep. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of insomnia?

What are the common causes of insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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How can you stop the process of insomnia?

How can you stop the process of insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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What could be the common causes of insomnia in kids?

What could be the common causes of insomnia in kids?

Insomnia in kids: Depending on age, could be separation anxiety, bed wetting, allergies, infections, medications, etc. ...Read more

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Can one sleepless night due to an external source cause insomnia?

No: Insomnia is generally understood to be a CHRONIC and PERSISTENT condition of not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep. 1 single sleepless night does not insomnia make. Just as 1seizure episode does not epilepsy make....Therefore, 1 sleepless= 1 sleepless night. If it becomes an every night affair then, there are going to be bigger problems. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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