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  • 2 days ago

    Is sleeping in two hour intervals good enough?

    I take Tylenol PM and melatonin to help me sleep. I still wake up about every two hours. At some point I'll take another Tylenol PM. This goes on all night from about midnight until 6 a.m. and then I'll fall into a more prolonged sleep that lasts from 6 until 9. I guess I just wonder if I'm getting enough REM time with that sleep schedule. I feel tired when I wake up, but I get through the day without napping.
  • 13 days ago

    Unrefreshing sleep and tired all day long

    I'm 36 years old. Not a typical sleep apnea candidate. 5'8, 155 pounds and quite in shape/muscular. Only a 15" neck size. Possibly a larger tongue than normal. Since I was in my early teenage years (possibly even before), I've felt exhausted every day no matter how much I slept. Later elementary school and high school was awful for me. I have days when I feel so tired that it seems hard to focus enough to say my words without slurring them or speaking with a lisp. I have never been....
  • 13 days ago

    Narcolepsy? Hypersomnia? I need help...

    As a teenager, I slept a lot. My family assumed it was normal. However, looking back, I would sleep 12-14 hours at times, never feeling rested. In my Early 20's.... I spent a lot of late nights partying and often didn't sleep but a few hours. For years, I equated my exhaustion with my life style. Now that I am in my 30's, I've become quite tame. I hardly drink alcohol and I entertain myself with house work. I have a great job and a wonderful wife. No kids and 3 cats. My exhaustion....
  • 19 days ago

    Why do I wake very easily, and respond with a fight type reaction?

    Hi, So this this has been an issue for as long as I can remember, even back to when I was a kid. I am unfortunately a very light sleeper and I wake up to the slightest of movement, noise, touch or even changes in lighting. When I am awakened in this manner, for a split second I wake up violently, such as swinging at or grabbing a person if I'm touched, luckily for the most part I quickly realize the situation and am able to stop myself in most cases. Some examples are when I was a kid and my....
  • 19 days ago

    Central sleep apnea

    Hi. I have severe central sleep apnea. My short term memory is gone. Concentration is very difficult. I have had to stop driving due to the inability to concentrate and due to getting lost. I have tried all the machines. The last was the ASV. Monitoring shows I sleep an average of 3 hours a night with 50-70 times per hour when my o2 sat drops below 80%. I'm tired of being tired. I do see a light ahead though. I am waiting to be scheduled for surgery to implant dual diaphram pacers. Has anyone....
  • 20 days ago

    Can Lack of Sleep Cause Hair Loss?

    Not getting enough sleep, or even absence of sleep, may result in various negative effects on the physical wellbeing of one. The elevated levels of anxiety which result from the lack of sleep, and also the decreased capability for normal cellular function, can lead to states of baldness or thinning hair too. There are lots of reasons why someone may lack proper sleep, a lot of which may be addressed to help encourage better remainder. If you're having a lack of sleep it's essential that you....
  • 20 days ago

    Cannot sleep for more than two hours at a time

    I have sleep apnea and use a machine plus I take mirtazapine 45mg I am always tired and can go to sleep easily but no matter how tired I might be I ALWAYS wake up two hours later I began taking mirtazapine 15mg and that helped briefly...I could sleep almost six hours at a time...this lasted about a week My doctor upped the dosage to 30mg...this increased my sleep for a short while but it kept getting shorter as time went on Currently I'm on 45mg and only take it 2-3 times a week to avoid my body....
  • OTC Sleep Aid

    Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is a main ingredient in many OTC sleep aids
  • 25 days ago

    Why does lack of sleep make me feel yucky?

    Anytime that I go a night or two without a full nights sleep -- meaning I only get maybe 4 or 5 hours each night -- I always feel crappy for a couple of days afterwards. Besides being tired and irritable, I also tend to have stomach issues --like cramps, nausea, etc. -- and it happens every time I only get a couple hours of sleep. Does anybody else have this issue? Or is it just me? And is there anything I can do to stop it?
  • 1 month ago

    Need advice for resetting my sleep cycle

    I have always had a love-hate relationship with sleep. I tend to get a full eight hours of sleep most nights, but every once in a while, I go through bouts of extreme anxiety about sleep, to the point where I dread the thought of having to go to bed at night. For the past two weeks, I have been sleeping from 4am to noon. This has worked since I have been off work, but it is mostly a product of an inability to fall asleep until 4am than personal choice. Last night, things got worse, and I wasn't....