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  • 1 day ago

    Questions about an abnormal sleep schedule

    Hi, so I have a job working landscaping 8am to 4pm m-f. I also just got offered a job night managing at a halfway house. The shifts would be 12am to 6am sun through Tuesday 6am. Now, at this job I'm allowed to sleep when I'm not doing bed checks (once an hour, they take about 15 mins). If I take this job, I plan on getting 4 to 6 hours of sleep before I go in at midnight. I guess my question is how badly of a toll will this take on me? And will those 45 minute naps throughout give me any....
  • 1 day ago

    Sleep is still too hard

    For a little background, I am a disabled veteran that was medically retired from the Marines. I got messed up and I am at an 80% disability with chronic pain and other issues. I am on many medications, but for night I take Ambien and Amitriptyline. (Just moved to Amitriptyline from Seroquel a couple weeks ago.) I have a sleep tracker and I average at 3.5 hrs a night, so I am constantly exhausted. It seems like the combination is not helping, but my question is regarding Tizanidine. I take Tramadol....
  • 3 days ago

    I get 11 hours of sleep and I'm still tired

    I'm 18, I usually get 10-11 hours of sleep a day, and I'm still tired. I can drink 4 large coffees a day and get no effect, I could drink 2 Red Bulls in a row, and get no effect. I don't know what to do now, because it's just getting annoying being so tired. I don't know if I'm just a low energy, lazy type of person or what. But what can I do?
  • 4 days ago

    Adherence to medication

    Help us pilot a cool platform on adherence to medication. Buddy&Soul is a digital platform for personal development – a way of achieving all those great things you’ve always wanted for yourself. We offer courses where we help members deal with willpower, motivation, illness, relationships, etc. We’re looking to pilot our content and get feedback from savvy users – if you’re interested in improving your adherence habits, we can give you free access to one of our courses “adherence to medication....
  • 4 days ago

    Narcolepsy herbal remedy question

    My teenage son was diagnosed with narcolepsy. Our insurance company will not cover the prescribed medication. I did some research and am considering a regimen of Gotu Kola, Gingko Biloba, St. John's Wort, Guarana, and a basic multivitamin. Would this be safe if used as directed? Would it do any good?
  • 5 days ago

    Sleep Disorders Multiple Solutions

    I've had insomnia most of my life. If you take medication, asking the doctor if he'll change the times you take medication may help. I take a couple of anti-anxiety medications. My doctor suggested I take one medicine at bedtime and it was a big help. Sleep is online with your subconscious, I believe. Even awaking from sleep during disturbances. I awoke one evening feeling something very wet in my mouth. I was hemorrhaging, my mouth was gushing blood. I had no idea why. I knelt and prayed....
  • 11 days ago

    Perfect Storm

    I'm post menopausal and have been for some time and in my late 50s. About 3 years ago I had an episode when drifting off to sleep for a nap where I felt like I was being thrown out of the bed. I passed it off as a fluke. However, since then I developed difficulty falling asleep and when I do getting up every two hours. I am someone who used to sleep like a rock. I also got dx with bruxism at my dentist's office. In addition, during wakefulness if I am going over a bridge or high overpass....
  • 15 days ago

    Waking up everyday with a slight headache

    Every day I wake up with a slight headache (I sleep between 7 and 8 hours every night). After I go to the restroom in the morning (#2), my headache increases and I have to take aspirin. Why am I waking with a headache everyday? Why does my headache increase after going to the restroom (#2)?
  • 15 days ago

    News Flash: Skimp on Sleep and You May Wind Up Sick

    Has anyone here noticed that when they short themselves on sleep to try to check everything off their to-do list they always seem to end up sick? I sure do! Well, a new study suggests that if you don't get enough sleep, your immune system may suffer. You can read more here: http://wb.md/2lwncpu
  • 16 days ago

    Warm Rush That Keeps Me Awake?

    Hi, recently in the past month, maybe two, i have had a problem falling asleep once in awhile, most nights i am fine, but if i lay in bed for a long period of time tossing and turning i eventually get to a point where i become comfortable, but then i shut my eyes for maybe 10-30 seconds and i can feel a rush of something it feels like warmth maybe? and it runs through my chest and to my head behind my eyes and it keeps me awake, it happens every 20-30 seconds on average after the initial one. it....