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  • 1 day ago

    Can't sleep longer than 3-4 hours, feel like I awake every night from a nightmare.

    Well for the last couple of months I've been trying to sleep but I can't sleep for longer than 3 / 4 hours. and when I wake up i'm sweating, my heart is racing like I've woken up from a bad dream, but I can't remember dreaming if that makes any sense. It's like I am waking up from a horrible nightmare but I can't remember anything about the nightmare. I can't get back to sleep after this happens either. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me?
  • 1 day ago

    teen with severe insomnia

    I have a teenager with severe insomnia & I don't know what to do. We;ve already visited a psychiatrist and a sleep specialist who have given the same speech about staying out of bed during the day, stress, etc. She's started to get physical exercise during the day, cut out caffeinated beverages but over time it seems like the insomnia has gotten worse. We've tried antihistamines, melatonin (which ended up doing nothing except giving her extremely unpleasant dreams, and the sleep specialist....
  • 7 days ago

    Melatonin Benefits, Risks: What You Need to Know

    More than 3 million adults and a half-million children take melatonin as a sleep aide, and that number is expected to grow. Taken at the right time, in the right dose, it can, indeed, repair a sleep schedule thrown off kilter by jet lag, a long weekend filled with late nights, or certain circadian rhythm disorders. But for insomnia that happens now and then, research shows its effectiveness is limited. And some fear that if misused, it may do harm. Find out more here: Do you....
  • 23 days ago

    connection between lack of deep/rem sleep and Cervicogenic headache

    Hello to all, I am suffering from morning headaches for years and I have been diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, my sleep quality is very poor with many arousals during the night (for few seconds and go back to sleep), because of this poor sleep the headache starts, each time, few minutes after I wake up, it starts at the top part (right side) of the neck and immediately climbs up to the right side of the head (back and top of the skull) and a bit above my right eye, the pain continues for many....
  • 23 days ago

    Sleep medications & answers!

    I'm a normal woman who has chronic insomnia that is finally moving to a state where mariquana is legal for medical use. Tried a time or two and instead of up to or over 10 pills to Sleep, only that and my benadryl and I was asleep safe and sound. Is it safe? Even for brain injured individuals? On Zolpidem right now, I'll get immune to that sooner or later. Been on Ambian, Trazidone, Temazepam, Lunesta, seroquel, Quetiapine, Rozerm, etc. Already. Traumatic brain injury right where it controls....
  • 27 days ago


    I have had severe sleep apnea for over 10 yrs. In addtion I have another disorder that I cannot find anyone who suffers like me. If I do not sleep at least 9 hrs I am exhaustef the next day like I never slept w/my cpap. I wake up several times per night but sometimes I cannot get back to sleep for 20 to 30 minutes. So the next day I am exhausted again!!!! I have been in my house for 3 days & my husband had to go on a trip without me. The Sleep Dr's assistant...I forgot what they are called....
  • 1 month ago

    In Extreme pain at night An have not slept for 3 months experiencing scary symptoms like compared to narcolepsy!

    I have been in horrific pain for 3 months straight no sleep an no meds for the pain it is horrific pain so I don’t sleep at night now I am experiencing narcolepsy type symptoms through out my day all the time is this common when in pain An no sleep for so long? I do not have Narcolepsy that’s the best way to describe what I’m doing sleep walking at work An don’t know where I’m at when I come to, falling asleep standing up while talking to fellow employees I never know when it’s going to hit it is....
  • 1 month ago

    Didn't sleep for 3 days; body tremors and night sweats ever since

    Long story short, I'm travelling and I took a 3-day bus across the country. I slept maybe 2-3 hours across the three nights (only 30 minutes the last night). I was having auditory/visual hallucinations and some pretty severe emotional problems by the end of it. But eventually, I got to the place I was staying and slept for 3 hours or so that afternoon (Thursday). When I got up, I noticed my body was shaking--I'd describe it as similar to shivering with a slower back-and-forth of muscle contraction....
  • 1 month ago

    Low SP02 During CPAP Therapy

    Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea (complex - obstructive / central), I had my tonsils removed in hopes that would remedy my situation. It did help reduce my AHI from 50's to mid-20's, but my sleeping has not improved and I continue to wake up throughout the night and feel fatigued in the morning, day and night. I've lost my mental sharpness and have become very irritable which has taken its toll on me personally and professionally. So I did an experiment in an effort to narrow down the scope....

  • 1 month ago

    Can you repair your brain after a lifetime of sleep deprivation?

    Raised by a single mom with poor sleeping habits, I've been getting little sleep (3-6 hours) since I was in kinder. Now at 29, I find myself continuing these horrible sleeping patterns. My question is: is it possible to repair the damage that's being done to my brain? I've read countless articles about how you lose brain cells and all of the other ailments sleep deprivation leads to. I'm trying hard to overcome my unhealthy sleeping patterns, but this is me trying to unlearn a lifetime....