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What does a sleep therapist do?

What does a sleep therapist do?

Sleep therapy: Sleep psychologists are most often used for insomnia. They provide restructuring programs of thoughts that are negative for sleep. They can give person ideas about what to do when these negative thoughts comes into mind. ...Read more

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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


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What can I expect at a sleep therapist's appointment?

What can I expect at a sleep therapist's appointment?

Sleep therapist: The sleep therapist will obtain a thorough medical, psychological, family, and sleep history, make a diagnosis, have you keep a sleep diary and explain the process of. Cbti to you. Read more at: stanfordhospital.Org/clinicsmedservices/clinics/sleep/... Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) for insomnia. Learn more about the insonmnia and behavioral sleep medicine program at stanford. ...Read more

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Possible reasons why my therapists voice stammer when i admitted i wanted to sleep with him?

Possible reasons why my therapists voice stammer when i admitted i wanted to sleep with him?

Trouble in site: The composure of a therapist can be broken when an issue involving an inappropriate relationship with a patient comes to the surface. The issue likely caught the therapist off guard, but most will collect their thoughts and move forward. This is not a rare problem, but each therapist may face it differently. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be so anxious and dizzy/disoriented when not getting enough sleep? I tried ativan (lorazepam) as prescribed from therapist but it's not been working they told me to try 2mg valuim.

Is it normal to be so anxious and dizzy/disoriented when not getting enough sleep? I tried ativan (lorazepam) as prescribed from therapist but it's not been working they told me to try 2mg valuim.

Some advice: Sometimes getting too little sleep can cause such symptoms. But taking Ativan or or similar drugs can cause such symptoms as well. The big question is how all these symptoms began, whether you had symptoms before taking Ativan, and do you have an anxiety or other psychological issue that may be addressed with talk therapy and a small dose of SSRI such as Prozac or Zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and  help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

Careful which type: Magnesium citrate is a good bowel prep. Magnesium oxide is a good relaxant. It is not designed to put you to sleep, but it can help relax tense muscles. One or two pills of 400 mg each per day should have some positive effect within one week to 10 days. ...Read more

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I have severe fatigue, no motivation, no energy. I sleep fine and really have no stress. I have seen therapists and family doctors.

I have severe fatigue, no motivation, no energy. I sleep fine and really have no stress. I have seen therapists and family doctors.

If doctors have not: found a medical explanation and therapy has not been helpful, and if you have not yet had a psychiatric evaluation, then consider one. There are many possible explanations but must consider if depression and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue, may be producing your symptoms. Best regards for relief. ...Read more