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    Old 11-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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    4-5 hours of sleep for a few months, will it effect my health?PLS HELP

    I have been getting an average of 4-5 hours a night (sometimes waking up 2 times between that) for the past few months....I feel tired....The thing is,I keep on thinking of everything before i sleep, and when i wake up too early, i think about what i have to do, and i just cant go back to sleep, I do have a baby, 8 month old, but i also have a full time nanny who is with her at night and in the morning, so I do have the luxury of sleeping for 7-8 hours a day, but i dont!! I'm too anxious.

    Will this effect my health? im 26,5lbs underweight maybe, nothing crazy, but i want to have another baby soon, but i want to be in good health...

    I also take ADD medication sometimes, (when i only sleep that much, I need to take my medication to get me going), and I know that it can keep me up, but it never used to get me up early though or have me wake up every 2 hours either.....

    I remember after I had my baby my doctor gave me ambien, when i took it then it worked...a few days ago I took it and it did not work at all......I try to take a warm bath and relax and do everything I can....but even when im not on the computer, watching tv, and just in bed ready to sleep, I keep thinking about everything I need to do tomorrow...

    My sexdrive is getting effected by this, so is my appetite (get hungry late at night) and of course my energy levels...I also feel like my memory is getting really bad....

    Should I see a sleep disorder doctor?

     
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    Old 11-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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    Re: 4-5 hours of sleep for a few months, will it effect my health?PLS HELP

    All these symptoms are occuring because you are not sleeping. The body needs to 'recharge the batteries' so that it is able to function the next day. Try at least to sleep for 6-8 hours and eat healthy food. You can take vitamin B supplements that will help with stress, and fatigue. If you can, speak with your doctor and keep a diary of when the symptoms occur. The doctor will then be able to analyse the issue and hopefully be able to treat it. Also, try not to think so much at night. Just relax and you should be able to sleep. Why is it that you think about everything you have to do the next day??? Fair enough if things are to be attended to, but your health is much more important. Goodluck =]

     
    Old 11-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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    Re: 4-5 hours of sleep for a few months, will it effect my health?PLS HELP

    Thank you for your reply. I was at the dentist today and it seems like ive been grinding my t eeth so hard at night that I broke parts of 2 teeth!. Im thinking i might have some sort of anxiety disorder....

     
    Old 11-13-2008, 04:30 AM   #4
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    Gioparis,

    I would see a general practioner first to rule out as many conditions as possible. Once that's done, providing everything comes back "normal", you might consider Lyme Disease.

    Childbirth is very strenuous and it is possible that it has weakened your immune system to the point that a latent infection has now become active.

    Take care.

    Bethsheba

     
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