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Why am I exhausted but cannot sleep?

Why am I exhausted but cannot sleep?

Problem: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Sleep an hour then wake up even though i'm dead exhausted. I got tested for insomnia but apparently i don't have it? Im so tired!

Sleep an hour then wake up even though i'm dead exhausted. I got tested for insomnia but apparently i don't have it? Im so tired!

If you have had a: Sleep study and don't have sleep apnea you may be depressed. I see that you are dealing w/chron's and have had a head injury. A mental health professional can give you the support you need and help you learn strategies to cope and sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I wake up feeling exhausted as if I could go right back to sleep. Body feels warm sticky when I wake up. Insomnia on some nights. ?

I wake up feeling exhausted as if I could go right back to sleep. Body feels warm sticky when I wake up. Insomnia on some nights. ?

See your doctor: you want to visit your dr as there can be i9nfections or metabolic conditions that can create this constellation of symptoms ...Read more

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Every day I wake up and have no energy. I have battled insomnia since childhood, but even if I do get a good night's sleep, I wake up exhausted.

Every day I wake up and have no energy. I have battled insomnia since childhood, but even if I do get a good night's sleep, I wake up exhausted.

See doctor : U shd see a doctor who after a thorough history and examination may run tests to see if u have problems like anemia or hypothyroidism and other conditions. ...Read more

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I am not able to sleep or get into deep sleep unless i'm very exhausted (eg after only sleeping 2hrs the night before) for 7 years. Is this insomnia?

I am not able to sleep or get into deep sleep unless i'm very exhausted (eg after only sleeping 2hrs the night before) for 7 years. Is this insomnia?

Hypersomnia : You have a combination of hypersomnia mixed with insomnia. You need to see a sleep disorder specialist regarding this as there are many potential causes for what you're going through. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I control the insomnia while taking prednisone? I have only slept 3 hours total in 3 days. My body is exhausted but I can't sleep at all. Than

How can I control the insomnia while taking prednisone? I have only slept 3 hours total in 3 days. My body is exhausted but I can't sleep at all. Than

Discuss w/ Dr: Even i this is short-term, get help so the benefits of this powerful drug will be gained. If longer-term - you definitely need an alternative or a solution. Self-Hypnosis might work - diet choices and oter behavioral ideas for bringing on sleep may help (lots of online advice - even here on HT). Talk to your Dr! ...Read more

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Chronic insomnia feel tired & exhausted, but when trying to sleep mind doesn't shutoff Ambien (zolpidem) when up for days then only sleep 2 hours. Treatments?

Chronic insomnia feel tired & exhausted, but when trying to sleep mind doesn't shutoff Ambien (zolpidem) when up for days then only sleep 2 hours. Treatments?

If your sleep study: was normal & you have no neurological or systemic medical condition causing yout insomnia, review your medications & your sleep hygiene with your psychiatrist & cardiologist. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts your heart or peripheral vascular disease & puts you at risk for auto accidents if you drive. See a psychologist for intensive, long-term Cognitive-Behavioral & other therapies. ...Read more

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Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping for the past 5weeks now, I only get about 2 hours of sleep a day. I am irritable and fatigue.do i have insomnia?

I have been having trouble sleeping for the past 5weeks now, I only get about 2 hours of sleep a day. I am irritable and fatigue.do i have insomnia?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...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