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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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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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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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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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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

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Haven't been getting good sleep for the past few days, anxiety is very bad, everything seems like a dream, talked To therapist and ER told me to take ativan (lorazepam) amd sleep. Very nervous about taking it.

Haven't been getting good sleep for the past few days, anxiety is very bad, everything seems like a dream, talked To therapist and ER told me to take ativan (lorazepam) amd sleep. Very nervous about taking it.

Anxiety about: taking medication is understandable, especially in one prone to anxiety. Please follow doc's orders but add some self-help techniques to empower you. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.

Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.

Psychiatric review: Before running down the sleep supplement route when on medication is it always wise to talk to the prescribing psychiatrist - some supplements can be problematic depending on your meds - and too many cooks spoil the broth. Some psychiatric meds can cause weight gain - this should all be reviewed medically. ...Read more

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Seeing therapist for sleeping issues. Wake up q2h with pounding HR. During day heart beat feels like sledgehammer. Not convinced it's anxiety. Ideas?

Seeing therapist for sleeping issues. Wake up q2h with pounding HR. During day heart beat feels like sledgehammer. Not convinced it's anxiety. Ideas?

Sleep quality: In addition to seeing your therapist please make sure you have discussed this thoroughly with your doctor. There MAY be a medical component as well. I'm not suggesting sleeping medication but rather a diagnostic work up. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will 2mg valuim help me fall asleep? I've been talking ativan (lorazepam) and took 1mg early morning and got maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep off and on.. my therapist said to try the valuim. I just really want to zzz

Will 2mg valuim help me fall asleep? I've been talking ativan (lorazepam) and took 1mg early morning and got maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep off and on.. my therapist said to try the valuim. I just really want to zzz

Yes but: Yes , but if this is more than an occasional problem, the situation should be more fully evaluated. As always you want to be sure that there is no physical problems and that would include drug and alcohol issues. Obviously psychological problems can be cause of insomnia and they can be addressed by psychotherapy or medication or both. There are good sleeping meds such as Ambien (zolpidem) when appropriate. ...Read more

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How to stop seeing a therapist?

How to stop seeing a therapist?

Discuss your: desire / plan to leave therapy with the therapist. That way you can work on termination. Take care. ...Read more

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When might a therapist be helpful?

When might a therapist be helpful?

In many situations!: "KInd words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa ...Read more

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Is there a therapist available here?

Is there a therapist available here?

Therapist: I think you are looking for a psychotherapist. Yes, HealthTap has some. Consider getting an Inbox consult or a Virtual consult here and see how helpful it is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of seeing a therapist?

Learn about yourself: I like to explain therapy as a type of emotional education. In therapy people learn their feelings, motivations and dreams and then live the life they want. Take care, . ...Read more

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