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I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?

I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?

Post nasal drip: Could be one common cause of this. When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK. ...Read more

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Why do I keep waking up too early and at the same time every time? I'm very tired and sleepy when I wake up but am unable to fall back asleep!

Why do I keep waking up too early and at the same time every time? I'm very tired and sleepy when I wake up but am unable to fall back asleep!

Possible Depression: There are many studies showing that early waking can be one of the physiological symptoms of depression. Therefore, you should visit your doctor for evaluation, treatment or referral to psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up and feel like throwing up, and at the same time I feel myself shaking and a little dizzy, can anyone help? Please &thank you

Every morning I wake up and feel like throwing up, and at the same time I feel myself shaking and a little dizzy, can anyone help? Please &thank you

Get checked: These symptoms would warrant careful history and physical exam with appropriate blood work and testing. I would see a physician as soon as possible to narrow it down to what could be causing these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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I am hypentesive, each time I wake up in the morning I feel pains at the back of my head. Sometimes during the day aslo I feel the same. It is normal?

I am hypentesive, each time I wake up in the morning I feel pains at the back of my head. Sometimes during the day aslo I feel the same. It is normal?

HYPERTENSIVE HEADACH: Some people who have elevated blood pressure get headaches when there blood pressure is high. However, one's blood pressure is usually low when one awakens. Early morning headaches, or awakening with headaches are common in migraine patients. I would talk to your doctor about these headaches and perhaps wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor to see if these symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) have to be taken at same time each day? I take it 30mins after waking but wake up at different times thu out week (varies by maybe 3hrs).

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) have to be taken at same time each day? I take it 30mins after waking but wake up at different times thu out week (varies by maybe 3hrs).

Medication timing: It's always a good idea to take medications as directed but I tell patients not worry about being precisely on time (there are enough things to worry about). Personally, i'd like to narrow down the time difference to an hr either way but I don't have an published proof, just my gut feeling. I just recommend not taking one tab at 11:59pm and another at 12:01am two minutes later. ...Read more

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Use to fall asleep and not wake up till alarm. Now I wake up 2-3 times and its always around the same time each night. What could this be?

Use to fall asleep and not wake up till alarm. Now I wake up 2-3 times and its always around the same time each night. What could this be?

Probably normal: Some people have to wake for a variety of reasons. Having to urinate can be a sign of diabetes or overactive bladder, but sometimes, your circadian rhythms simply make you wake. If it persists or is causing other problems, see your physician. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up at about the same time with the same nauseous feeling and then I end up dry heaving, sometimes throwing up. What could this be?

Every morning I wake up at about the same time with the same nauseous feeling and then I end up dry heaving, sometimes throwing up. What could this be?

If Female, preg test: If you are female & experiencing unexplained nausea, the 1st thing to do is check a pregnancy test. If that is negative (or doesn't apply to you) there are a lot possibilities, including peptic ulcers, & you will need to see your dr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my toddler wakes up at the same time every night in the middle of the night?

Is it normal if my toddler wakes up at the same time every night in the middle of the night?

Bad habit: It is if he gets rewarded with a bottle or food. He is getting up as a force of habit, in other words if you set the alarm clock to get up for a ham sandwich, three nights in a row the fourth night you will no longer need the alarm clock to wake you up. Same principle with your child. To stop, let him cry, go to him, but don’t pick him up. After 3-4 nights he’ll stop. ...Read more

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What is going on with me? When I wake in the morning I start feeling like I am hot but at the same time I'm fanning myself, I also get goosebumps

What is going on with me? When I wake in the morning I start feeling like I am hot but at the same time I'm fanning myself, I also get goosebumps

Possible menopause: Menopause occurs in women during their 40s or early 50s, and it signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. There armany signs including: irregular menses, hot flashes and night sweats, atrophy and dryness of vaginal lining, increased stress, breast tenderness, forgetfulness, mood changes, and in certain cases osteoporosis. You should see your gynecologist for testing. ...Read more

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Why is it that no matter what time I sleep eg.11plus or 12plus, I end up waking at the same time (7plus)? I'm trying to sleep more but I can't.

Why is it that no matter what time I sleep eg.11plus or 12plus, I end up waking at the same time (7plus)? I'm trying to sleep more but I can't.

Rhythm: Your body tries to maintain a rhythm to the sleep wake cycle, and responds to cues such as daylight. It's best for health to sleep and wake at close to the same times every day. ...Read more

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I usually go to sleep at the same time with no problems. But once I wake any amount of hours later, I lose my sleep. Completely. Can't stop thinking.?

I usually go to sleep at the same time with no problems. But once I wake any amount of hours later, I lose my sleep. Completely. Can't stop thinking.?

Relax before sleep.: One prepares for sleep by releasing things prior to sleep. Cutting off stimulation--electronics, information, and muscle--to prepare for sleep. Some people believe they thrive from stimulation but if it interferes with rest they are wrong. ...Read more

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My 2 year old wakes up at the same time every night and is awake for 2-4 hours. Could he have some sort of insomnia?

My 2 year old wakes up at the same time every night and is awake for 2-4 hours. Could he have some sort of insomnia?

Yes and no: It depends on how you define insomnia. He technically has a sleep cycle disorder, which you could call insomnia. It doesn't really matter what you call it, but what you can do about it. He needs to get his body into a better sleep cycle - right now his cycle is to sleep for a few hours and then be up for a few hours. Not good for you or him. Talk to doc about appropriate sleep hygiene for him. ...Read more

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Chronic Severe heartburn AND feeling hot wakes me up in the middle of the night. What to do? Both symptoms at the same time.

Chronic Severe heartburn AND feeling hot wakes me up in the middle of the night. What to do? Both symptoms at the same time.

Get checked: Are you treating the reflux? Heartburn that persists despite treatment warrant an endoscopy to rule out infection and other potential causes such as malignancy. ...Read more

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My 4-year old has been waking up at the same time every night actually same time every morning at around 2:00 am just terrified. At first I thought it might have been bad dreams from the tv she watches which is usually hello kitty or some other age appro

My 4-year old has been waking up at the same time every night actually same time every morning at around 2:00 am just terrified. At first I thought it might have been bad dreams from the tv she watches which is usually hello kitty or some other age appro

This: This sounds a lot like night terrors.

Night terrors or sleep terrors are most commonly found in kids between the ages of 4 years to 12 years old. They can involve:
-sitting up in bed
-screaming
-thrashing about or flailing
-being difficult to wake up
-inconsolable
-sleep walking
-a wide-eyed stare
-sweating, heavy breathing, and fast heartbeat

unlike a nightmare, the children typically have no memory of the episode. The good news is that most kids grow out of it by the time they hit adolescence.

Here are a few tips to help her (and you!) cope with the current situation:

-if she's sleepwalking or getting up, make the environment safe (close doors, hide electrical cords, lock windows, etc.
-try to have her get more sleep since fatigue can make sleep terrors worse
-establish a regular, quiet, calming routine before bed
-see if anything is stressing your child out and talk about it - stress and anxiety can make sleep terrors worse
-look for a pattern - if she's getting up at the same time every night, try waking her up 15 minutes before the episode to break the pattern

if the terrors are worsening, becoming more frequent, are effecting her and your ability to function during the day, or if you think she could be a danger to herself, contact her doctor. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause insomnia? I've been waking up at the same time every night, and I don't know why. I have chronic constipation also.

Can constipation cause insomnia? I've been waking up at the same time every night, and I don't know why. I have chronic constipation also.

If your constipation: Is severe enough to cause pain, that could cause one to wake up at night. Also note that you have anxiety - this can negatively impact sleep. People with depression often wake up around the same time in the wee hours of the morning. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay. ...Read more

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Waking up in the middle of the night with headache. Pooping and puking at the same time with no stomachache and once it happens I feel better.?

Waking up in the middle of the night with headache. Pooping and puking at the same time with no stomachache and once it happens I feel better.?

Concerning: You need to go to your doctor for this problem. It's not normal to have this set of symptoms, and you need have your history taken and be examined! ...Read more

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My back upper back lower chest and upper abdoman hurt all at the same time. It has been happen for about 2 months now and wakes me up from a dead slee.?

My back upper back lower chest and upper abdoman hurt all at the same time. It has been happen for about 2 months now and wakes me up from a dead slee.?

More info.: The symptoms you are describing are worrisome because they are waking you up from sleep. However more information is needed to identify a possible diagnosis. I advise you get checked by your primary care physician. God luck. ...Read more

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Waking up at the same time every other night, vomit then feel better. Not sick during the day. I've taken 2 birth control pills the last time, cause?

Waking up at the same time every other night, vomit then feel better. Not sick during the day. I've taken 2 birth control pills the last time, cause?

Many possibilities: Get checked, since vomiting reflex is controlled by 2 brain inputs--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, ; taste. Also, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of gi, non-gi, ; brain problems. ...Read more

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At what time I should wake up?

At what time I should wake up?

Adequate sleep: This depends upon the time you fall asleep and the quality of your sleep. It's recommended that you get about 7 or 8 hours sleep each night and if you sleep a lot longer than that, perhaps you should set the alarm to awaken you. If you sleep much less than that and have daytime drowsiness, you have to improve your bedtime routine (avoid caffeine, nicotine, night time alcohol, heavy meals late, etc). ...Read more

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How can I get to sleep and wake up on time?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get to sleep and wake up on time.?

How can I get to sleep and wake up on time.?

Sleeping: Go to bed the same every night. Wake up the same time every morning. Yes- even weekends. Don't take naps during the day. Aim for at least 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night. ...Read more