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Im only sleeping 3 to 4 hours a night can you tell me why?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Anything

It's best to see a doctor to get a more thorough history and physical exam. Sleep problems can come from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things.

In brief: Anything

It's best to see a doctor to get a more thorough history and physical exam. Sleep problems can come from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Susan Downs
Psychiatry

In brief: Cortisol, sleep hyge

It is essential to get good sleep as lack of regular 6-8 hr sleep is risk factor for heart disease and alzheimers.
Often poor sleep can be due to elevated cortisol resulting from stress, diet etc. And overtaxed adrenal glands. Treatment for adrenals would include adaptogens such as ashwaganda. Good sleep hygiene , avoiding caffeine helpful. . Theanine can be helpful in turning off busy min.

In brief: Cortisol, sleep hyge

It is essential to get good sleep as lack of regular 6-8 hr sleep is risk factor for heart disease and alzheimers.
Often poor sleep can be due to elevated cortisol resulting from stress, diet etc. And overtaxed adrenal glands. Treatment for adrenals would include adaptogens such as ashwaganda. Good sleep hygiene , avoiding caffeine helpful. . Theanine can be helpful in turning off busy min.
Dr. Susan Downs
Dr. Susan Downs
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