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What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

Sleep Medicine Dr.: In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder, one should see a sleep medicine doctor. Usually, an overnight "sleep study" needs to be done (usually painless, and involves little wires glued onto one's scalp to measure the brain rhythms, while one sleeps under video monitoring). There are many types of sleep disorders, with various treatments. Children also get sleep disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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I have REM sleep disorder and my doctor presribed melatonin (5mg) which I've used for 5 months now with no improvement. Any suggesttions?

I have REM sleep disorder and my doctor presribed melatonin (5mg) which I've used for 5 months now with no improvement. Any suggesttions?

REM sleep.: Sleeping pills will make rem sleep less likely. There are sleep specialist and perhaps they can help you. Make sure you are not using alcohol because it works to make you sleepy but will make your sleep cycle disruptive where you will not get the restful sleep. I would keep using melatonin but rezerem...It has rem in the name. Also some of the older antidepressants at low doses are used also. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a doctor who specialises in sleep disorders I have trouble falling asleep at night and was curious?

What is the medical term for a doctor who specialises in sleep disorders I have trouble falling asleep at night and was curious?

Sleep Specialists: American academy of sleep medicine (aasm) or american board of sleep medicine is the medical board that certifies doctors (neurologist, pulmonologist) as "board certified" in sleep medicine. Dentists who are treating sleep disorders with oral appliances are often members of the american academy of dental sleep medicine. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What can I do? To get rid of? My sleep disorder?

What can I do? To get rid of? My sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: First start with a good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep disorder expert. Some sleep solutions are simple, but if you have had difficulty for years, you need to stick with it and do sleep diaries and behavioral experiments. A sleep expert will also know if you need a medical assessment to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What does my weird dream mean? Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

What does my weird dream mean? Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

Dreams: There is no scientifc validity to theories of dream interpretation and much of Hobson and Stickgold's reasearch has disproven Freudian dream interpretation. Dream work occurs a a cellular level and the most important thing to remember is that we want to peacefully sleep through them. See provider info and book. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and not afford a consultation with doctor, can I get one for free?

What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and not afford a consultation with doctor, can I get one for free?

Medical consults: On Health Tap do require a fee. Have you tried using excellent sleep hygiene? Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

Adult night terrors?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/night-terrors/basics/definition/con-20032552 True sleep terrors are uncommon in adults. Check out the link above for more information, including possible causes and treatments. Best wishes ...Read more

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I stay up for 48 hours then sleep over 12 hours what type of sleep disorder is this?

I stay up for 48 hours then sleep over 12 hours what type of sleep disorder is this?

More info needed: Why do you do this? Are you simply not tired until 48 hours goes by? Have you tried a warm shower, soft lights, soft music, a darkened room? A regular work or school schedule? Mellitonin may be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired.

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired.

Exam and Labs: You should see a doctor for an exam and labs including Thyroid studies. The Thyroid regulates your metabolism.
Pending on what the exam and labs show there are sleep labs that monitor you over night and the doctors that do this specialize in correcting sleep disorders. The sleep labs are usually associated with a hospital system. ...Read more

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Even after 8 hours of sleep, I get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Even after 8 hours of sleep, I get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Sleep Disorder: It seems like inspite of regular daily 8 hour sleep, you still feel sleepy, it is possible that you may have sleep apnea, restless legs, plms, or other sleep condition interfering for your ability for solid sleep and hence making you still sleepy please do a sleep study in lab asap thanks. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now. I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake?

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now. I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Try not to nap in daytime, no stimulants after noon, and no computer or phone 1 h. prior to bed time. ...Read more

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Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?

Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?

Sleep study?: Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...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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Where do I go for help for a sleep disorder?

Where do I go for help for a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders: A Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders would be the best choice to start with, and could refer you if further assessment is needed. ...Read more

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Can titanium in the body cause sleep disorder?

Can titanium in the body cause sleep disorder?

Maybe: I don't have experience with other implants but dental. Dental titanium implants may trigger inflammation, allergies and auto immune disease in susceptible individuals. Once you have those reactions including pain, you can consequently develop a sleep disorder. However, titanium is used for many types of implants and is generally considered a safe metal. In very few cases, some reactions might happ. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! Where would I go to treat a suspected sleep disorder if I'm new to a town?

Sleep Specialist.: I would start by selecting a new family doctor. He or she can determine if you need a referral to a sleep specialist. Sleep specialists are often pulmonologists, otolaryngologists or neurologists. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

TYpically, when one is discussing sleep challenges, one evaluates both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance). Different sleep aids work based on their abilities to do one ...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