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Why do I wake up in the morning after a few hours sleep almost daily?

Why do I wake up in the morning after a few hours sleep almost daily?

Early awakenings: There are a number of possibilities, but one of the most common causes for early awakenings is obstructive sleep apnea. In many cases, osa patients have one or more brief awakening before the early awakening. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after i wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!

I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after i wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position.  Help!

Sleep position : You are 29 male and note soreness in the chest/ribs after sleeping. This is most likely a sleep position related. Try sleeping in a reclining chair and note if the pain remains. Check the quality of you mattress the age as well. Start with recording what makes it better or worse to help figure this out if you need your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes water a couple of minutes after i wake up every morning?

Why do my eyes water a couple of minutes after i wake up every morning?

They are dry: It is likely that your eyes are drying out during the night and they are making a flood of tears to re-wet themselves upon awakening. Use a night-time lubricating ointment or gel at bedtime to reduce the awaking tears. ...Read more

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Why would i wake up so many times at night? I've been having this problem for weeks now - i wake up about every hour or so during the night. Awaken enough to note the time and i fall back asleep in a minute or two.

Why would i wake up so many times at night? I've been having this problem for weeks now - i wake up about every hour or so during the night. Awaken enough to note the time and i fall back asleep in a minute or two.

This : This is not enough information to give an accurate answer but i recommend seeing a sleep disorder specialist and possibly undergoing a sleep study to document your sleep pattern. ...Read more

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When i wake up in the morning i tend to sneeze a lot but after about 20 minutes i don't sneeze at all. It only happens 5 minutes after waking up. Y so?

When i wake up in the morning i tend to sneeze a lot but after about 20 minutes i don't sneeze at all.  It only happens 5 minutes after waking up. Y so?

No allergies?: If not, you are probably experiencing a response to irritation of the nasopharynx at night, possibly associated with a fan blowing on you or from snoring. ...Read more

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How bad is if im having migrain every day after waking up from sleep in the morning?

How bad is if im having migrain every day after waking up from sleep in the morning?

See a dentist: Morning migraines are often caused by clenching/grinding your teeth excessively while asleep. See a dentist and inquire about a "night guard", specifically what is called an nti. See nti-tss.Com for more information. ...Read more

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Every time i eat pizza(from anywhere) i always end up waking up in the middle of the night nauseated and i throw up a few times. Why?

Every time i eat pizza(from anywhere) i always end up waking up in the middle of the night  nauseated and i throw up a few times. Why?

Perhaps an allergy: Sounds like a food allergy of some sort. I guess you should avoid pizza. I'd find that very sad, but not worse than your symptoms. An allergist might confirm which ingredient is tge culprit or you can experiment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stay up at night, and eat alot before bed. I wake up with bad taste in my mouth and nauseous. It passes after about an hour?

Stay up at night, and eat alot before bed. I wake up with bad taste in my mouth and nauseous. It passes after about an hour?

Acid Reflux: Most likely you have acid reflux; . Eat less and early before bed, at lease 3 hrs before. start nexium (esomeprazole) over the counter and see your Doctor. Avoid spicy and fried food ...Read more

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Am i pregnant i've missed my period for three months and i've been waking up mostly every night tonuse the bathroom. When i wake up in the morning i don't want to get up cause I am so sleepy.

Am i pregnant i've missed my period for three months and i've been waking up mostly every night tonuse the bathroom. When i wake up in the morning i don't want to get up cause I am so sleepy.

It's : It's impossible to know whether you are pregnant or not just based on history alone. You need to take a home pregnancy test or call your doctor and have them do a pregnancy test for you. Pregnancy is the #1 cause of missed periods in young women. The sooner you know, the better! ...Read more

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How come when i take a nap in middle of day i wake up with very bad headache. i am usually very tired before i take a nap. ?

How come when i take a nap in middle of day i wake up with very bad headache. i am usually very tired before i take a nap. ?

Warnings: Two common causes that are dangerous and common - low oxygen and high blood pressure These occur regularly with sleep when people have obstructive sleep apnea. See a doctor to diagnose. Some snore but many don't, particularly women. ...Read more

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On weekends I wake up really late. After an hour or so, I start feeling sleepy again. Doesn't happen on days I wake up early in the morning. Cause?

On weekends I wake up really late. After an hour or so, I start feeling sleepy again. Doesn't happen on days I wake up early in the morning. Cause?

Patterns : this depends on your sleep patterns and how your body adjusts to it. This may explain why you're not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. We usually advise about seven or so hours a night. We can discuss this with your physician and possibly get a sleep evaluation. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning I have severe headache(I sleep about 8 hours). Same happens to me after taking naps too. What can cause this ?

When I wake up in the morning I have severe headache(I sleep about 8 hours). Same happens to me after taking naps too. What can cause this ?

Teeth grinding: You may clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth during sleep and that can cause a person to wake up with headache. You may wish to consult your dentist to verify if you are grinding your teeth. If that is the issue, your dentist may prescribe a mouth guard for use during sleep. ...Read more

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When i take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

When i take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

Known side effect: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause headache in certain patients (mechanism unknown). If you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to help you get to sleep, I have had many patients do well taking melatonin (3 mg - over the counter) instead. ...Read more

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Getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night. 21yr old female. Feel fine when wake up in the morning but need a nap everyday in the afternoon. Physically tired?

Recommend exam: Many people feel tired in the afternoon, esp after a large lunch and would benefit from a nap, but if afternoon tireness is new, a checkup is recommended and may include labs for thyroid, mono, anemia. Review your alcohol and caffeine and chocolate intake, as you body may be waiting for it's next "hit." Often, a change of routine, such as mild exercise, will counter that afternoon slugishness. ...Read more