I'm tired but I have difficulty falling asleep. What could cause this?

A number of things. There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab.
Insomnia. Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc.

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I am tired, but I have difficulty falling asleep. What could be the cause of this?

Insomnia. Insomnia is a very prevalent condition. Sleep habits, stress & diseases can cause it. Get medical evaluation. Read more...
Sleep. Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. Read more...

What causes a woman to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

Could be serious. This may be indicative of a serious medical condition: inflammatory diseases or even cancer. Also funny infections can do the same thing. I would see your doctor right away and get evaluated. Read more...

What causes a person to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

Sleep apnea. Most certainly you have sleep apnea with its classical adrenergic response (sweating, tachycardia) with fragmented sleep, insomnia associated with sleep apnea and poor sleep quality. Get a sleep study and a machine... Read more...
A disorder. Could be thyroid dysfunction to hypoglycemia, or other metabolic disorders, even infections...Get professional assistance. Read more...

What are some causes for difficulty falling asleep?

Insomnia. Many causes of insomnia, including substances like caffeine and amphetamines plus many medications. Depression and anxiety can both cause difficulty falling asleep. Post-traumatic stress disorder can interfere with sleep, and can also cause nightmares that wake you up and then not be able to get back to sleep. Discomfort in the room, like too much noise, light, or temperature also. Read more...
Insomnia. Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, stress, bipolar disorder, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. Read more...

Very poor sleep for 1 month. Difficulty falling asleep, constantly waking up, & not feeling well-rested. Nothing is different, but I started Zoloft 1 month ago. Also, I have been constipated for 2 wks. Could Zoloft be the cause or something else?

See answer. Zoloft (sertraline) has the possibility of causing the insomnia. Every has the possibility of reCting to medications differently. You should try taking the medication in the am and see if this makes a difference for you. The constipation may be from many sources. Try hydration and exercise daily. Watch your diet eat healthy and give up the junk foods. You will feel better have more energy and the brain will fu. Read more...
Yes, it can. Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), is known to interfere with sleep and increase constipation in some individuals. Often sleep improves as the body adjusts to the medication. A stool softener/increase in dietary fiber may help constipation. That said there are other potential causes not be related to the Zoloft (sertraline). Suggest followup with provider to discuss given the noted duration of use. Read more...
Possible. Constipation is not a common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). However, along with not feeling any better, you should review this med, possible side effect and dosage with prescribing doctor without delay. If dose is lowered and constipation disappears, you have your answer. Also consider other causes for constipation possibly with your pcp if no improvement or gets worse. Take care. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) Some people will have insomnia and stomach/digestion issues with SSRIs but those may go away. Are you getting a positive mood response from the med? But please call your prescribing doc about the possible side effects. They may decide to try a different SSRI or other effective medication. Please don't give up and do please call your doctor. Also talk to a therapist also for therapy for mood disord. Read more...

What causes low thyroid-like symptoms to suddenly turn into loss of appetite, early morning waking, and difficulty falling asleep, all overnight?

Thyroid. The symptoms you write about do not sound like low thyroid symptoms. Please have your doctor examine you and check all your thyroid related labs. Read more...
High thyroid ? best if you have your thyroid levels checked (or re checked) as the current symptoms you are having may suggest "over" active thyroid/Graves's. Read more...

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...