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Posted by: Rena | 2011/04/21

Sleep pattern ?

Hi there, Dr, i seem to be waking up at 2 00 or 2 30 every morning. I go to bed at about 22h00 to make sure i get a good nights rest, and then i wake up 4 hours later. sometime i toss and turn for an hour or more and other times i go back to sleep. Why/ i dont drink coffee or tea after 8 obnly drink calcuim and Salmon oil tablets before going to bed. i am 50yrs old and in good health and shape. thsi is getting me down now, pls advice we at to what to do. thank you and have a super day. Rena

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Hallo Rena
At this age, it could be due to changes in your hormone levels (pre-menopause). Another common reason for night time waking is underlying depression or anxiety. Maybe ask your doctor to check your LH and FSH levels to see if you are still making enough esterogen. See this article for possible remedies:
http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/sleep-disorders-treatments.htm
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/04/22

Hallo Rena
At this age, it could be due to changes in your hormone levels (pre-menopause). Another common reason for night time waking is underlying depression or anxiety. Maybe ask your doctor to check your LH and FSH levels to see if you are still making enough esterogen. See this article for possible remedies:
http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/sleep-disorders-treatments.htm
Dr Bets

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Posted by: QQ | 2011/04/21

Why do you wake up at 2H00? Do you wake up to go to the toilet? If thatis the case it is possible that your bladder has a small problem (maybe relapse).
If you wake up because you are hungry for instance, you need to keep a snack next to your bed so you need not get up and can go straight to sleep again.
Disrupt yourself as little as possible when you do wake up.
If you cannot actually find the " reason"  it may be advisable to get a sleeping tablet from your GP and drink it for 2 weeks at the exact time so your bbody can get into a rioutine.

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