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

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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