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What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

Multiple causes.: There are a number of changes in the body during pregnancy that can affect your comfort and lead to insomnia and restlessness. The increased Progesterone creates a persistent feeling of being short of breath. The increasing hormone levels can lead to nausea. The eventual presistent feeling of your baby moving inside can be disruptive to your ability to rest and relax, as can the enlarging uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What could be a cause of restless sleep?

What could be a cause of restless sleep?

Apnea,RLS,depression: At 29 i'd start with mood disorder like depression.Not the kind where your cat died, but a biochemical event that has profound effects on your whole being.Discuss with a dr. ...Read more

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What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is otherwise good, fragmentation for any cause (pain, caffeine/medications, light, change of pattern) will go on to cause more nightmares/restlessness. Hydrate and practice good sleep hygiene (www.sleepfoundation.org). Seek help if persistent. ...Read more

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What causes restless sleep?

What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

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Will having teeth removed while sedated cause restless sleep?

Will having teeth removed while sedated cause restless sleep?

Teeth: Depends on extent of procedure and level of discomfort afterwards. ...Read more

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I am having neck, back, leg, and arm pain every night for 1-2 months restless sleep what causes this?

I am having neck, back, leg, and arm pain every night for 1-2 months restless sleep what causes this?

? pinched nerve: This sounds like a pinched nerve in your neck. Since it has been going on for so long, i would see an orthopedic spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

You might consider: asking for a SLEEP STUDY which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can arrange! There is no CANCER risk! However poor sleep can result in many other issues and should NOT be ignored! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?

Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?

Has your doctor: considered an off label of prazosin for your nightmares/ insomnia? Are you working with a provider who has expertise in PTSD? Don't know what type of therapy you are involved with. Cognitive Processing Therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR & virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful with PTSD. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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Every night he has the most restless sleep where he almost had full body convulsions, constant movement. We have videos .. ?

Every night he has the most restless sleep where he almost had full body convulsions, constant movement.  We have videos .. ?

SleepingWithAJerk???: Those jerks are called "myoclonus."Because it's at night and during sleep, it's called sleep or "nocturnal" myoclonus.It can be caused by a few things that can only be diagnosed in a sleep lab involving a sleep specialist and neurologist.It may be something else, but you could still consult the same persons.Take heart, he's not trying to kick you out of bed...check out https://www.sleepassociation ...Read more

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I have restless sleep?

See sleep Dr.: I would suggest seeing a sleep physician to determine the cause and suggest treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Restless (Tossing And Turning) Sleep (Definition)

Restless sleep is a symptom in which a person does not sleep soundly. He may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, restless legs syndrome, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more