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What causes sleep disturbance?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 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. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep

We have a sleep wake switch in our hypothalamus, called the vlpo and scn they regulate our circadian rhythm and Adenosine build up while awake causes homoestatic drive, any damage to these structurally or functionally can cause sleep wake disturbances.

In brief: Sleep

We have a sleep wake switch in our hypothalamus, called the vlpo and scn they regulate our circadian rhythm and Adenosine build up while awake causes homoestatic drive, any damage to these structurally or functionally can cause sleep wake disturbances.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Sleep disturbance

For most people, unhelpful habits are at the root of sleep disturbance.
But it is best to get a good assessment from a Psychologist expert in sleep disorders. CBT for Insomnia, Planned Dream Intervention for nightmares, and maybe a sleep study if organic cause is suspected.

In brief: Sleep disturbance

For most people, unhelpful habits are at the root of sleep disturbance.
But it is best to get a good assessment from a Psychologist expert in sleep disorders. CBT for Insomnia, Planned Dream Intervention for nightmares, and maybe a sleep study if organic cause is suspected.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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