Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor

We occasionally have a live Questions & Answers from a sleep doctor. These are scheduled sporadically.

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Visit some of the Ask the Sleep Doctor Blogs:

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: sleep apnea and A-Fib, inadequate sleep, eating fish,  naps hurting sleep

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Fibromyalgia, Atrial Fibrillation, Night Terrors, Low oxygen

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Autism, Support Hose, Weight Loss, and Hot Flashes

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Weight Loss, Antidepressants, and Oral Appliances

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Headaches, Heart Disease, Melatonin, Sleep Walking

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Night Owls

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Bariatric Surgery, Narcolepsy Medications

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Difficulty Falling and Staying Asleep

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Pets and Sleep?

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Down Syndrome and Sleep Apnea

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Weight Loss, Diet, MS, and Hypertension

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Is this Restless Legs Syndrome?

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5 thoughts on “Ask the Sleep Doctor

  1. Feeling exhausted each morning even when I get some sleep of a night.always feeling tired and tried everything to help and feeling desperate to stop feeling exhausted.

  2. Hello,

    My name is Angela Kim and I am an industrial and interaction design student in an undergraduate program. I am currently working on a project to design for people who unintentionally fall asleep during meetings/conferences/class. In order to create a product that helps people stay awake in a discreet and a non-distracting manner, I was wondering if I could receive some information and advice on the stage 1 sleep.

    Thank you,
    Angela Kim

  3. My husband has a horrible snoring problem. He snores so loudly at night that it’s affecting my sleep every. single. night. I’ve told him to roll on his side and he still snores. No matter what position he is in he snores! It’s driving me crazy! We have a newborn and a toddler so I can’t sleep with ear plugs in incase they need me in the night. His snoring also keeps up our kids because it’s that dang loud. He doesn’t gasp for air or choke in his sleep. I need advice please. Thanks from a sleep deprived mother.

  4. hi,
    Been having a lot of sleep issues my whole life. I am in my mid twenties now, I am female, and have some unanswered questions about it. Hoping someone has some ideas.

    – really bad nightmares, I mean stuff that I could not make up (horrible graphic violence- I wont give details but they are scaring, just screaming and blood and running)
    – Sleeping pattern is always changing
    For this past week I was able to stay asleep for a couple hours each night at the beginning and then constantly waking up until I get frustrated and get up but this always changes (it can change anywhere between 2-6 weeks)
    – usually feel like I am not awake or asleep, never feel rested
    – sometimes I have insomnia and cant fall asleep doesnt usually last more than 72 hours

    – sometimes I do things in my sleep that I am unaware of and dont remember, usually sexual things I am told, its embarrassing so wont describe it but sometimes I have to be careful who I fall asleep next to, or I end up eating a lot of candy or something with sugar

    – the worst one is sometimes I can close my eyes and I start dreaming like normal but the rest of me doesnt fall asleep I can open my eyes and move my body like I am awake and aware of whats happening most of the time (not daydreaming I know the difference I actually start dreaming like a hallucination I dont have control over the dream) and I cant fall asleep no matter how hard I try for days or weeks this will happen and I cant function during the day until I can finally sleep and no one will tell me what this is

    – there are short periods of time where I do sleep kind of normal, I dont remember my dreams always which is a blessing because they are terrifying and I am not ok for the first hours of the following day, but everything seems to be getting worse, I thought I was just crazy before but I am hearing about different sleep disorders now
    – a lot of the time I feel like I am not awake or asleep
    – I was just diagnosed with pyroluria disorder (rare genetic disorder) and I have diagnosed PTSD with strong dissociative tendencies for many years now, if that helps at all

  5. Hello,

    I’ve wrestled since being a teenager with problems in falling asleep. Over the years I’ve tried every ‘focus your mind’ exercise doctors could suggest as well as any medication they could suggest (and other things like melatonin) without success. I simply can’t focus on exercises, though I have no issues with concentration during the daytime and I can’t stop my mind whirring or ‘turn off’.

    I’m currently going through a period of trying to do without any help at all (I do often try this for extended- hellish- periods) but as in the past the sleeplessness seems to have no end no matter how tired I am: some nights I might find I’ve fallen asleep for an hour shortly before my alarm, other nights nothing.

    Absolutely the only reliable sleep comes with the use of an (in my country) somewhat illegal drug, which both involves smoking and is bad for your memory etc: I don’t want to resort to this.

    Could the issue be a kind of hyperactivity disorder? I’m grasping at straws and need help as doctors I’ve spoken to haven’t been able to.

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