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by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Men's Health
Topic: Fatigue/low energy
Replies: 1
Views: 2913

Re: Fatigue/low energy

Yes, low testosterone could be linked to your problems, but hopefully, your GP would be addressing this issue if they thought it was clinically relevant. Low mood and a feeling of fatigue often go hand in hand. It could be that your medications are actually contributing to, rather than helping solve...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Men's Health
Topic: Sleep problem
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

Re: Sleep problem

Many men think they wake up needing to go to the bathroom when in fact they are waking for another reason (e.g. pain, sleep apnoea, snoring, partner moving, etc.) and then deciding the need to pee. It may be worth investigating other possible causes for your waking.
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Men's Health
Topic: Wife going through menopause
Replies: 1
Views: 4135

Re: Wife going through menopause

I am a big advocate of sleeping separately if the situation requires it. In this case, sleeping separately may help you both as you will hopefully get better sleep and your wife will not feel guilty about disturbing your sleep. Sleeping separately is a pragmatic solution (probably 25-30% of middle-a...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Men's Health
Topic: Sleep supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 4185

Re: Sleep supplements

While there are many supplements available, few have any scientific evidence to support their use. An absolute prerequisite for getting to sleep is a quiet mind, so 1)try to put your cares and worries to bed long before you go to bed, have a relaxing wind-down for at least 30 minutes before getting ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Wake many times during the night
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Wake many times during the night

Hi Heidi thanks for your question. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia may be of some use in improving you sleep. This can be done digitally and is available by prescription in England. But this would need to be coupled with appropriate treatment of your pain, with medications that do not dis...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Problems sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: Problems sleeping

Hi Dee, thanks for your question. The recommend first-line therapy for insomnia is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this can either be done face to face or there are digital programmes that are available, some on the NHS in England, that should help you improve your sleep.
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: mental health and lack of sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: mental health and lack of sleep

Thanks, Kelly for your question. Poor sleep in the short term can lead to feelings of tiredness and low mood/anxiety, but these should disappear once you start sleeping better again. Although sleep and mental health problems are closely linked it is not necessarily the case that one will lead to the...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Horrible gasping episodes
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: Horrible gasping episodes

Thank you for your question Rachel This link gives a very good breakdown of the possible cause of gasping during the night, as you will see there are a number of different possible causes some of them more serious than others and it is imperative that you get your GP to make an accurate diagnosis. h...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: depression and insomnia
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: depression and insomnia

Thanks for your question You are right it is very much a chicken and egg situation. depression and poor sleep arise in the same area of the brain and do a problem with one may cause a problem with the other. Treating the depression may over time lead to improved sleep, but improving sleep may have a...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: SLEEP APNOEA
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: SLEEP APNOEA

Thank you for your question. From the reports of your husband and daughter, it would seem be=very probable that you have sleep apnoea, and this should be assessed and if necessary, treated. Your fear of having your licence taken away has an element of truth in it, however, this is only in the case w...
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