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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: 449

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: 463

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: 517

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: 622

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
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Lightening strikes
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Lightening strikes

I suspect that your sleep apnoea coupled with your back pain may be the cause of your problems, ensuring that your OSA is adequately treated and discussing how pain can affect your sleep with your Doctor, and possible remedies for this, may help
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Hypersomnia for over 15 years
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Hypersomnia for over 15 years

There are other medications that may be able to help you feel more alert during the day and so you should discuss these options with you GP
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder

You need to discuss this problem with your GP, there are other medications that could potentially help you feel more alert during the day, but only they will know if they are suitable for you.
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: 2 hours after going to bed
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: 2 hours after going to bed

If you are disturbed during the night and don't fall back to sleep within approx 20 minutes the advice is to stop trying to sleep and either turn the light on and read, if that is possible or get up go to another room and do something relaxing until you feel sleepy again. You wake up preferentially ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Waking up during the night
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Waking up during the night

Unfortunately part of natural ageing is that our sleep becomes lighter and more easily disturbed and when we are disturbed there is little 'sleep pressure' to make us fall asleep again. If you are disturbed during the night and don't fall back to sleep within approx 20 minutes the advice is to stop ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Deep Sleep - I don' get enough
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Deep Sleep - I don' get enough

Deep sleep in a healthy adult makes up approx 25% of the night but is usually confined to the first third of the night, later sleep cycles contain little if any deep sleep. so as long as you are getting more than 3-4 hours of sleep you are probably getting al the deep sleep you need. Unfortunately, ...
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