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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: 316

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: 312

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: 306

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: 316

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: 319

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: 348

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...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Sleep clinics
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Sleep clinics

Thank you for your question Lorretta. There are numerous NHS sleep clinics in the UK, to which you would need to be referred by your GP. The nature of your sleep problem would dictate the waiting time as different types of sleep disorders require different investigations. Your GP should know how to ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Remeron (Mirtazapine) makes me drowsy
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) makes me drowsy

Thank you for your question, unfortunately, daytime drowsiness is a common side-effect of mirtazapine. Mirtazapine is often prescribed in the belief that this sedation will be beneficial for sleep although there is little evidence for this. If the daytime sedation is a real problem it may be worth t...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Antidepressants for insomnia
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Antidepressants for insomnia

Thank you Diane for your question, Many Doctors prescribe a number of different antidepressants with the idea that they may help sleep. Unfortunately, there is little scientific evidence to support their use in this manner. dependent on the antidepressant, side effects can include feeling agitated, ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Sleep and pain control
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Sleep and pain control

you need to discuss your pain in the context of your sleep with your GP, there may be drugs that can deal with your pain as well as help you sleep
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