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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

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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