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I wake up at night worrying. Will this harm me?

I wake up at night worrying. Will this harm me?

Kind of: It leads to sleep deprivation unless you're able to get back to sleep long enough. This is a symptom of anxiety disorder and you should seek help for this with your doctor. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more


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I have had three episodes where I wake up at night gagging and retching. What is causing this?

I have had three episodes where I wake up at night gagging and retching. What is causing this?

Acid Reflux: You are likely getting drainage from somewhere. Since the problem is retching and gagging, it is either coming from your nose or from your stomach. The most common problem that manifests itself at nighttime like that is from acid reflux. In the sleep literature, we have found the people reflux significantly between 10 pm and 2am. Reflux burns. Nasal drainage doesn't usually burn as much ...Read more

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I sleep in the morning and wake up at night is that un healthy?! What's problems if I do that! Or its okay!?!

I sleep in the morning and wake up at night is that un healthy?! What's problems if I do that! Or its okay!?!

Only if...: You have to do other things such as going to school or going to work. You can change your internal body clock over the course of just several days by changing your going to bed and wake up time gradually every day. ...Read more

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If Drs R right & my sympt R anxiety induced, worsening my Med probs, is it true being I don't wake up at night with it? Starts when I get up in am!

If Drs R right & my sympt R anxiety induced, worsening my Med probs, is it true being I don't wake up at night with it? Starts when I get up in am!

This question is a: Little vague. Do you have an anxiety disorder? What are "worsening Med problems? " What meds are you on? Any for anxiety or for what other conditions (anxiety is a side effect of many meds...)? What symptoms do you have in the morning that you didn't have at night? See a MD and then a psychologist. ...Read more

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I ripped something in my uper back 2 months ago I wake up at night coffing and unable to breath for an hour or two wats rong I think ime dyin sometims?

I ripped something in my uper back 2 months ago I wake up at night coffing and unable to breath for an hour or two wats rong I think ime dyin sometims?

Pain: With the symptoms you are describing it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis I would suggest you see a physician have an examination and determine what is going on ...Read more

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What could cause me to wake up at night trembling from the inside?

What could cause me to wake up at night trembling from the inside?

Panic at nite: Best to talk to your doctor about medications at night to block the attacks, also cognitive behavior therapy helps. More so if you have history of anxiety attacks. ...Read more

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Why when I wake up at night (6-8pm) I feel high anxiety and just feel like ****? when I wake up in morning or after afternoon nap I'm fine.

Why when I wake up at night (6-8pm) I feel high anxiety and just feel like ****? when I wake up in morning or after afternoon nap I'm fine.

Explore CBT: You may also want to consider self CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). CBT is quite effective at reducing anxiety. It helps you to reality test those thoughts that lead to anxiety. Go to: myCompass. Org. Au for the free program. This is an Australian site
You don't have to be Australian to use the program.
For postal code enter 1033 For State enter: NSW ...Read more

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wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

Ouch!: Since ano-rectal spasm, while very painful, doesn't last long, medication isn't too helpful. Sitting on "the throne" and straining as if you were trying to have a bowel movement may help. It works the same way as flexing your ankle does if you get a Charlie Horse in your calf: by actively stretching the contracted, cramping muscles. What you describe is typical for levator ani syndrome. ...Read more

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Syncope or epIipsey? I've had spells since 9. Last few I twitched after loss of conciousness and smelled iron. When I wake up at night I feel vibration

Syncope or epIipsey? I've had spells since 9. Last few I twitched after loss of conciousness and smelled iron. When I wake up at night I feel vibration

An EEG within 10: Days of your last episode would likely show abnormal electrical discharges, if it were a seizure. An overnight sleep study with EEG montage would show why you night-wake & an epileptic pattern if your sensory symptoms are accompanied by seizure activity. Other causes of syncope can be cardiac or neurologic in origin, or from a systemic disorder. See your doctor for appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up at night extremely thirsty??

Why do I wake up at night extremely thirsty??

Many causes: Causes of dry mouth at night can be cause by many things including medications (antihistamines), mouth breathing, sleep apnea and/or nonhumidified CPAP use, salty diet, and dehydration. ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up at night choking. Could it be acid reflux?

I sometimes wake up at night choking. Could it be acid reflux?

GERD: Also called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease.
The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your
pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I wake up at night in a sweat only in the thigh area no where else?

I wake up at night in a sweat only in the thigh area no where else?

Normal: It may be normal for you. Different people may have different pattern and distribution of sweat glands in skin ...Read more

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I wake up at night all the time for urination. How can fix this so I can sleep?

I wake up at night all the time for urination. How can fix this so I can sleep?

That is the question: Do you wake up because you need to go to the restroom or do you go to the restroom because you wake up at night? That is the question. If your bladder wakes you up frequently, urologist will help you. If your sleep pattern is disrupted by another factor, sleep medicine specialist is your best bet. Your primary care physician will help you sort it out and guide you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I always wake up at night to urinate four times at the most ' I am female 5o y r s old?

Why do I always wake up at night to urinate four times at the most ' I am female 5o y r s old?

Fluid redistribution: I find many of my patients complain of this. It is caused by several things. Fluid that collects in your legs during the day redistributes to your body at night when you legs are elevated and must be excreted. I usually ask my patients to avoid drinking fluids at least two hours before sleeping and to take diuretics earlier in the day. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I sleep through out the whole day and wake up at night. So from that I eat only once a day is that harmful to the bab?

I am pregnant and I sleep through out the whole day and wake up at night. So from that I eat only once a day is that harmful to the bab?

Proper diet: Eating once a day while pregnant is not sufficient. You need proper nourishment for you and your fetus. Seek help from your doctor and/or a dietician. ...Read more

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6 wk old does not wake up at night for feeding. Have to wake her up at 5 hours, but she only eats for 5 minutes and falls back to sleep. Suggestions?

6 wk old does not wake up at night for feeding. Have to wake her up at 5 hours, but she only eats for 5 minutes and falls back to sleep. Suggestions?

Sleep consolidation: Occurs between 1-4 mos. If there's a consistent bedtime ; routine. Rock, read, feed, wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth after her last feed. Put her in her own crib on her back, drowsy, but awake, to self-calm for sleep to prevent behavioral sleep problems at 6 months or >. Let her sleep as long as she wants ; do 2-3 weekly weight checks at her doctor's to confirm a 20-30 gm/day weight gain. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up at night with severe pain in my lower bowels, it dies down after 15 minutes. It is a pain where I feel I have to move and occurs average every two month.?

Spasm: This may very well represent a colonic spasm which is common. Though as it is occurring at night I think you should be more closely evaluated by your doctor. In the end you may do well with some lifestyle/dietary changes, probiotics and possibly an anti-spasm medication. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Tired: Interrupted or restless sleep, night sweats from dream or temperature change or waking up from rem stage of sleep, or snacking late. ...Read more

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I hurt my knee and I wake up at night in pain. What could it be?

Night pain.: You may have a meniscal tear in the knee, which commonly wakes people up at night. Or, there is a condition called avascular necrosis, which gives people knee night pain. See an orthopedic specialist, who can sort this out. ...Read more

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When I wake up at night I find myself sitting up, what does it mean?

When I wake up at night I find myself sitting up, what does it mean?

Many possibilities: There are all kinds of possibilities with this. Are you having trouble breathing when laying down? Do you have history of heart problems? Are you frightened when you wake up? Having a bad dream? Panic attack in the night? These are all types of questions your doctor would want to know if you go to him/her with this complaint -- only with personal exam can you get to an answer. Sorry. ...Read more

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I been taking prednisone20mg for 6 days I stoped taking it and I still wake up at night is this normal?

I been taking prednisone20mg for 6 days I stoped taking it and I still wake up at night is this normal?

Yes: Typically it can take a few more days to get your own hormones back. Also it depends on the reason for you taking the medication in the first place. Give it about 4-5 days typically. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up at night with my heart beating fast?

Why do I wake up at night with my heart beating fast?

Tachycardia/ sleep: How fast?? There is always variation in rate. When we sleep there is more autonomic tone effects with increase in sympathetic tone in REM sleep. Most are benign but may consider EKG or holter, echo including mitral valve prolapse) and check for sleep apnea. Caffeine, alcohol, anxiety also promote tachycardias. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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I wake up at night with intense chills. No fever. Why?

I wake up at night with intense chills. No fever. Why?

Please see below: There are so many reason to this but most common at your age is thyroid problems. Please check thyroid panels and cbc. ...Read more

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I wake up at night coughing up phlegm. Is there anything wrong?

I wake up at night coughing up phlegm. Is there anything wrong?

Possibilities: Acid reflux and post nasal drainage can both cause nighttime coughing spells. Raising the head of the bed may help some. ...Read more

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If my daughter (1year and 8 months) wake up at night, what should I give her to continue sleeping instead of milk?

If my daughter (1year and 8 months) wake up at night, what should I give her to continue sleeping instead of milk?

Nothing: Don't give her anything. Just go to her to make sure she is alright, do not pick her up, and gently pat her back to sleep. Otherwise, she will be getting up every night. This way, after 3-4 nights she will stop and you will get your rest. ...Read more