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Why do I have trouble sleeping after talking with my teen at night?

Why do I have trouble sleeping after talking with my teen at night?

Because you care: If talking with your teen is productive you may be experiencing a "second wind" that makes it hard to sleep. You may also be worried after you talk to your child...A common theme. I am happy your teen is talking with you and late at night is generally when they are talkative and we are sleepy. Try deep breathing and relaxing to get you to sleep. Happy mother's day. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Trouble Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Hello, I have been having trouble sleeping the night before I have to get up really early (for school or work) i get nervous. How can I sleep better?

Hello, I have been having trouble sleeping the night before I have to get up really early (for school or work) i get nervous. How can I sleep better?

Shut systems off: 90mins before lights out make sure you start system shut down- no major activities- no exercise; work or strong emotional conversations; avoid bright direct light like from computer pads; phones; if you watch tv only quiet content. Try taking a hot shower with calming scents lavender; your room should have low light. Download and use progressive muscle relaxation audio instruction after lights out. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep at night and staying asleep. I'm 21 years old, I do have emetophobia, but I don't know if that is why I can't sleep.

I have trouble falling asleep at night and staying asleep. I'm 21 years old, I do have emetophobia, but I don't know if that is why I can't sleep.

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 1.Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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I have difficulty sleeping at night. Tea doesn't work. What should I take?

I have difficulty sleeping at night. Tea doesn't work. What should I take?

Tea worsens sleep: Tea has caffeine which worsens sleep at night. If you often have trouble sleeping at night, it is important to find the reason. Sleep apnea (snoring and stopping breathing in sleep), periodic limb movement disorder (lots of leg jerks causing arousals in sleep), anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, can all cause insomnia. Behavioral treatment and off-label use of non-addictive medicines may help. ...Read more

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Having trouble falling asleep at night but not sure why. Who do I see about it?

Having trouble falling asleep at night but not sure why.  Who do I see about it?

Your primary MD/DO!: Multiple reasons are in play. You need to see your pcp and sort this out. They will refer you to a sleep specialist if needed. ...Read more

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When i sleep at night i find myself having troubles moving to begin with when i awaken why?

Sleep Paralysis: There exists a neuromuscular condition known as sleep paralysis. An individual, while falling asleep or more commonly waking up finds that for a few seconds they can't move a single muscle. It is short-lived, remits spontaneously, and can be frightening. Seen in at least 50% of patients who have narcolepsy. It is not dangerous. As with any new and or unexplained symptom, check with your md. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches and have trouble sleeping at night?

Why do I get headaches and have trouble sleeping at night?

Sleep disorder: Check to make sure you don't have low oxygen at night or sleep apnea. Make sure your blood pressure is ok and see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I have problems sleeping at night and thoughts of people dying when I do sleep and I find myself crying what does this mean?

I have problems sleeping at night and thoughts of people dying when I do sleep and I find myself crying  what does this mean?

Depression: You may have depression. Will you go see a doctor a explain all these symptoms to him/ her as well as any others you may have? I think they can help you get rid of these symptoms and feel much better. Do it tommorrow , good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble breathing at night?

Why do I have trouble breathing at night?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is a major cause of difficulty breathing at night. This can contribute to a host of other medical conditions, so it is best to follow with a doctor who can evaluate your specific situation. A sleep study may be ordered to better help assess your problem. ...Read more

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I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

Exercise early!: It is better to exercise earlier in the day, particularly before supper. This will help promote sleep. If you exercise before going to bed, your adrenergic system will be aroused, your body's metabolic rate will be heightened. All of these will interfere with deep, restful sleep! also, do not eat before going to sleep. ...Read more

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How come I have trouble sleeping at night?

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How come I have trouble sleeping at night?

Insomnia: There are many attributing factors such as organic reasons, medications, worries re. Unfinished business during the day, worries about next day, alcohol, late night smacking, etc. Try the sleep hygeine and consult your pcp if insomnia persists. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night. My sleeping problem also affects my school work. What can I do to help or fix my sleeping problem?

Relax: Sleep problems are common, but need to be treated. Exercise early in the day, avoiding caffeine (especially after 4pm), and turning off all screens (tv, computers, video games) 2 hrs before bedtime ~ they all stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Get into a routine: read a book, play a board game, meditate, etc before bed. Melatonin can also help. See your doc if not better. ...Read more

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I am having problem in remembering things.And i can't sleep at night.Something goes on whole night and when i wake i realise I am still sleeping.

I am having problem in remembering things.And i can't sleep at night.Something goes on whole night and when i wake i realise I am still sleeping.

Lack of sleep will : Cause u to be forgetful and have foggy mind. Perhaps u r just too stressed out. Do some relaxation exercises and get at least 6-8 hours of sleep. Follow up with ur dr. .http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=47466 http://m.Wikihow.Com/relax. ...Read more

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What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene, such as establishing a bedtime schedule, avoiding alchohol, excess food or exercise prior to bed, etc. ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and i was wondering if my baby gets enough sleep regardless of how many i hours i sleep.I am having trouble sleeping these days?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and i was wondering if my baby gets enough sleep regardless of how many i hours i sleep.I am having trouble sleeping these days?

How much you : Sleep does not equate to how much your baby is sleeping. You may be awake and asleep at different times from each other. Let your doctor know about your sleep problems. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep at night I am up and down all night and tired most of the time unless I have caffiene?

I have trouble falling asleep at night I am up and down all night and tired most of the time unless I have caffiene?

You need a medical c: Poor sleep or insomnia as it is called is often due to an emotional termoil which keeps your brain racing with various thoughts. If you are up all night, you will need medication, best prescribed by your doctor. You should seek medical help preferably froma psychiatrist or an internist who can check you and help you to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Some thoughts: Perhaps you share your day's activities and feelings with your boyfriend and then relax. If you are ruminating and thinking a lot, that can make it hard for brain waves to slow so that you can fall sleep. Try breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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


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