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Why Does My Backhurt When I Wake Up
Normal: It is normal to wake up hungry. At age 34, if you are not underweight, your hunger is you body's way of encouraging you to eat breakfast. If you were an underweight teenager, i would recommend eating a snack just before bedtime tooth brushing. For adults, i don't recommend that. Just don't worry. Enjoy a healthy breakfast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You don't have to : This might be a habit. If you are not happy with it you can form a new habit--such as getting up calmly after you wake up. You're in charge. You can establish a new habit. If you're lacking motivation to participate in activities and pursuits you might have depression. A professional mental health specialist can evaluate this with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nightmares: The goal is to actually sleep through your dreams not to wake up more. THere really is no such thing as a bad dream if you sleep peacefully through them. Please check out my No More Nightmares class and Planned Dream Intervention. It is a skill you can learn in a 2 hour class that helps also stop waking up from dreams in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Investigate: You should look into why it is hard for your to get out of bed: are you not getting enough sleep? Are you on medications that make you sleepy? Do you have sleep apnea or a leg movement disorder in sleep? Do you have medical conditions that can give you these symptoms? These and many more questions can be investigated by your doctor and/or sleep specialist. You should see one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Paralysis: Sleep paralysis is a sensation of being mentally awake but unable to move. Common causes include inadequate sleep or irregular sleep-wake hours. If the problem persists despite maintaining an acceptable sleep schedule then consider an evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I wake up early in winter? I don't have a fixed routine, and now im always late in winter! :(
Go to bed early: If you are not getting enough sleep, the best thing to do would be to go to sleep early. You can make your bedroom just for sleeping, keep it quite, cool and dark. Also we also tend to not get enough vit d during winter months and that could be an issue. Set an appointment with your pcp to see if there is any underlying cause for you not waking up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 to noon: Although teenagers are forced to arise at 6:00 or 7:00 am, their biological clocks (diurnal cycle) are set at longer hours of sleep & later bedtimes. When school systems experimented with later starting times for classes, teens improved their grades in proportion to every hour of increased sleep. Many teens will try to catch up on sleep deprivation on weekends but that leads to jet lag like state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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