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Why am I so restless and always moving around at night at bedtime?

Why am I so restless and always moving around at night at bedtime?

Depends: You may have other factors in play such as sleeping too much during the day and/or too much caffeine intake during the day or too close to bed. Possibly anxiety is a factor as well. It would depend on these and perhaps other factors. ...Read more

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I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

Tremor: Hand tremor may be a sign of Parkinson disease; it would be a good idea to have a primary care doctor evaluate the hand tremor and possibility have a referral to see a neurologist ...Read more

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How do you cope with feelings of restlessness and urges to keep moving?

How do you cope with feelings of restlessness and urges to keep moving?

See below...: That is how psyche talks to us... Through emotions & urges... ;) listen to it... Be intrigued by it... Engage these feelings... What do u think/feel/fear would happen if u did not keep moving? Are u wishing/restless for some changes to happen in ur life? Psychotherapy is a good place for such exploration... Also, I would get into eft/tapping.... Look it up at www. Eftuniverse. Com
wishing u well! :). ...Read more

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Every moment is constant restlessness, I can't sit still or stop moving. I am always uncomfortable. I can't enjoy anything for 5 seconds. What cause?

Can be meds: Based on your profile info I see your meds of Seroquel (quetiapine) and Brintellex which can cause akathesia which is a type of restlessness. Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause poor concentration. Talk to your prescriber about side effects vs symptoms. Which occurred first, the meds or the restlessness? ...Read more

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Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around?

Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around?

600 mg at night: Studies done used 600 mg but some patient may need more (up to 1, 200mg). Remember it may develop tolerance with time.
Watch & see. But get a specialized to see you ...Read more

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I can't stop moving my legs, can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

I can't stop moving my legs, can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

See below: Most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) can worsen or even initiate restless legs syndrome in some people. Have it evaluated by a sleep doctor, to check for other causes such as a low ferritin level. In some people it goes away after sometime and in some the RLS continues as long as zoloft (sertraline) is there. Discuss other options with your prescribing doctor. Also, avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Constantly moving my tongue against my bottom teeth (causing pain and canker), have to do it. Feel strange irritable and restless. Neurological?

Medication related?: Laura,
Have you taken any psychiatric medications in the recent past? There are certain drugs that can cause repetitive movements of your tongue (called tardive dyskinesia). If this is the case, talk with your doctor about treatment options.

You do not mention if this occurs at particular times of day, or when you are feeling stressed or anxious. If so, behavioral treatments could help ...Read more

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Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Many possibilities: Medical conditions, emotional or stress problems, life-style schedules, pregnancy or menopause, etc. Are possible. Even good things like exercise (too late in the day) can do it. Too large a meal too late can, and on and on. Troubling emotional associations from the past about bedtime too. Maybe a therapist can help you untangle it so you can sleep well. ...Read more

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If taking Zoloft (sertraline) can exacerbate my restless leg syndrome- does the time of day I take the meds matter? Currently taking it at bedtime.

If taking Zoloft (sertraline) can exacerbate my restless leg syndrome- does the time of day I take the meds matter? Currently taking it at bedtime.

Possible: Zoloft (sertraline) usually does NOT exacerbate RLS, but if so, you might take in morning and see if that helps. Also, you might benefit from use of a dopamine agonist at bedtime to control the restless legs. ...Read more

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I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene dictates bed only for sleep or sex, no work. Need a dark, quiet, environment with a comfortable temp to sleep. No use of electronics within 30 minutes-1hr of bedtime because the blue light from computers and cell phones and television will cause alertness with melatonin suppression. Best not to exercise right before bed. No stimulants after 4pm. No heavy late meal. To do list helps. ...Read more

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I have been take two Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?

I have been take two Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?

Excessive sedatiion: Both medications have sedating properties and if taken together may be excessively sedating. You should let the doctor who prescribed the Percocet know you are taking Klonopin (clonazepam). Be very careful about driving and working with machines if you are taking both. ...Read more

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My amitriptyline 50 mg 1 at bedtime. It is making me wired. My arms and legs are restless and jumpy. What can I do to prevent this?

My amitriptyline 50 mg 1 at bedtime. It is making me wired. My arms and legs are restless and jumpy. What can I do to prevent this?

Amitriptyline: Would discuss this with your doctor, so that he can change your medication to something that does not make your wired at night ...Read more

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My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime. He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime. He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

Alzheimers med?: There are 4 drugs approved for the treatment of alzheimer's disease, Aricept and Exelon (rivastigmine) probably the most common, Exelon (rivastigmine) being my favorite. They actually do work, specially with memory. Is he on any of these? Mirapex won't treat alheimer's symptoms such as memory dysfunction. ...Read more

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How do I stop my restlessness at night?

How do I stop my restlessness at night?

Restless ness: Look up restless legs syndrome, which is usually treated by a neurologist or sleep specialist and see if that describes your problem. Iron defienciency and some medications can cause it. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can do about feeling restlessness at night before bed time?

Is there anything that I can do about feeling restlessness at night before bed time?

Relaxing routine.: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use 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. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Take care. ...Read more

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A friend is restless at night but wakes up at 6 am, falls back to sleep and sleeps till 10. What's wrong?

A friend is restless at night but wakes up at 6 am, falls back to sleep and sleeps till 10. What's wrong?

More info: More information is needed to determine if there is a simple explanation or a medical condition. Talk to a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I know my 8mo should get 11hrs of sleep /night. We are lucky to manage 8-9.Weve tried moving her routine up, but she stays awake. Suggestions?

I know my 8mo should get 11hrs of sleep /night. We are lucky to manage 8-9.Weve tried moving her routine up, but she stays awake. Suggestions?

See below: The recommended sleep guidelines are only guidelines. If your child sleeps well at night, and gets naps during the day, I would not change anything. ...Read more

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Hello. I have ths strange problem of feeling itching n that something is moving on my body n feel like scratching. It normally occurs at night time?

Hello. I have ths strange problem of feeling itching n that something is moving on my body n feel like scratching. It normally occurs at night time?

Probably: This is probably from a temperature change affecting your skin to release chemicals causing these unusual sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I don't sleep, only 2-5hrs night for at least 18 mo or more. I have pain but think it's controlled. I'm extremely restless. Could it be something more?

I don't sleep, only 2-5hrs night for at least 18 mo or more. I have pain but think it's controlled. I'm extremely restless. Could it be something more?

Pain vs anxiety vs?: The restlessness could be from pain, OR maybe from anxiety. The first question I'd ask is "Are you sleepy during the daytime? " If you are not sleepy, i.e. if you do NOT fall asleep in the middle of the day, e.g. while watching TV, then maybe you are getting enough sleep. Another question: do you lie awake in bed worrying about things? You should see your doctor for a better evaluation. ...Read more

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The last few nights I've had trouble getting to sleep then I wake in the middle of night due to being rest restless. What could it be all of a sudden?

The last few nights I've had trouble getting to sleep then I wake in the middle of night due to being rest restless. What could it be all of a sudden?

Many things: Can cause you to have poor sleep and arousals - the most common being anxiety and stress. Iron deficiency anemia or genetics inherited from your parents can also cause your legs to be hypermobile or restless at night. ...Read more

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I think my legs are extremely restless during the night?

I think my legs are extremely restless during the night?

Worth assessing: There is a well-defined disorder call "restless legs syndrome, " which can markedly interfere with effective sleep. Treatments exist, but first you get a true diagnosis. This is most reliably done in a sleep disorders clinic, if you can find one near you. ...Read more

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How can I fake having a restless night sleep?

How can I fake having a restless night sleep?

Acting: Act tired and out of it, but I am wondering what acting has to do with this medical forum? ...Read more

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Help, I can't get to sleep at night, very restless, what can I do?

Help, I can't get to sleep at night, very restless, what can I do?

Relax & sleep.: Find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of six then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Make sure your bedroom is dark & cool. ...Read more

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2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

Possible infection: Hi, There are many illnesses that can cause a fever. In an otherwise healthy 2yo whose immunizations are up to date, the most likely reason is the start of a viral infection. I suggest using an over the counter fever reducing medicine. However, if the fevers persist or should you be concerned about other symptoms please contact your primary care's office to follow up. ...Read more

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2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

Fever: fever and restlessness could be any thing. Just watch for any new symptoms like cold, cough etc. See your pediatrician and get checked up. Ears too could be a cause. ...Read more

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My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

It's all depends: It all depends if you are having symptoms such as daytime fatigue, not refreshed sleep, lack of energy that may pinpoint to some sleep disorders ...Read more