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What sleep disorder do I have if I wake up multiple times during the night?

What sleep disorder do I have if I wake up multiple times during the night?

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 ambiencognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. Rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Difficulty Getting Back To Sleep (Definition)

Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns. Most newborns wake several times during the night, but by the age of 6 months they usually sleep through the night. At age 1, babies will sleep an average of 16 out of every 24 hours. Two to three hours of this sleep will ...Read more


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My father is 63 years old, he has sleep disorder.He sleeps at 1am and wakes up at 5 am, during the night he wakes up multiple times, what should he do?

My father is 63 years old, he has sleep disorder.He sleeps at 1am and wakes up at 5 am, during the night he wakes up multiple times, what should he do?

See below: If he has not, he needs to see his doctor for an evaluation, and possible sleep study. Also, if he is waking frequently to urinate, he may have an increase in the size of his prostrate gland, which also need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can one tell if waking up often at night is normal or a sleep disorder? Assume no side effects or feeling sleepy during the day.

How can one tell if waking up often at night is normal or a sleep disorder? Assume no side effects or feeling sleepy during the day.

Not normal: If you are waking up more than once a night it can not be considered normal. It may be that you still feel fresh in AM but it should be investigated with sleep study ...Read more

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I've been waking myself up during sleep by lightly stroking my face, chest or arms and often get night sweats . Is this some kind of sleep disorder?

I've been waking myself up during sleep by lightly stroking my face, chest or arms and often get night sweats . Is this some kind of sleep disorder?

Night sweats: If the temperature is not too high in your bed room, night sweats can be an important symptom of infection or another problem. It is a good idea to have a face to face check up with this symptom. There are sleep disorders when movements occur, but light touching of the face, chest or arms is apparently not one of them. ...Read more

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Does anyone have this sleep disorder where you sleep but wake up at every slight noise?

Does anyone have this sleep disorder where you sleep but wake up at every slight noise?

Light sleeper: Some people are wake up easier when there are noises but this could be a sign of a problem like sleep apnea. Do you snore? Do you feel refreshed in the morning or still feel tired? Do you fall asleep or feel very sleepy during the day. You should discuss this problem with your physician. ...Read more

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I do not fall asleep til 3am and i wake up at 9am. Do I have a sleep disorder?

I do not fall asleep til 3am and i wake up at 9am. Do I have a sleep disorder?

Possibly: Or it could be that is your habit. If you want to go to sleep earlier, try initiating your sleep routine 1 hour earlier every 1-2 weeks until you push back your sleep cycle to the time you want. Melatonin can be helpful in regulating sleep cycles. ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I feel more rested after a siesta than my core sleep at night? Should i embrace my bi-phasic tendencies or is this a sleep disorder?

Why do I feel more rested after a siesta than my core sleep at night? Should i embrace my bi-phasic tendencies or is this a sleep disorder?

Need sleep study: I would recommend that you get a sleep study and work with a sleep psychologist to consolidate your sleep. It is quite possible that your longer bout of sleep is more interrupted by sleep apnea perhaps than you are aware. That would cause you then to feel worse after a long night sleep then after a nap. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

Regarding babies, if a baby awakens in the night for feeding, one should not turn on bright lights. Keep the room dark and quiet. Use night lights, if needed. Keep the feeding as brief and low-key as possible. Do not entertain the baby. When the baby has been fed, burped, and calmed, return him to bed. With this routine, the baby will become used to it and go to sleep on ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Decreased Sleep (Definition)

Sleep disorders involve any difficulties related to sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, excessive total sleep time, or abnormal ...Read more