How do I care for sleep disorders?

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His nose does run all the time. He is afraid to go to bed and has a constant feeling of dread because he knows he won't sleep. I have given him positive confirmations and he does try but gets discouraged easily. No signs of dementia and a sick sense of humor (which I find entertaining) and we laugh a lot. I love him dearly. Any suggestions?

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Almost everyone will experience a sleep disorder at any one time regardless of age or gender. There are several types of sleep disorder which can result due to a number of factors including stress, depression, lifestyle and diet among others. You should make and maintain your daily schedule and sleep on time. Avoid caffeine in the evening, skip smoking and free your mind at bed time. //tinyurl/kw25r2z
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There are different causes of sleep disorders including physical, medical, psychiatric, and environmental triggers.Sleep problems are caused by a lot of factors such as poor diet, lifestyle, illness, discomforts in bed, poor sleeping environment and others. There are various tips you can follow to get a good night sleep. alturl/3jmoe
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Runny noses can also be caused by swolling disorders and they are very common in the elderly. Easy fix too...
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Light, why does his nose run all the time? Does that have anything to do with him not sleeping? Could it be a sinus infection? If that's the case, then that's easy to fix by going to a doctor. I myself have a sleep disorder, sleep apnea. I did a sleep study at Kaiser about 5 years ago and found that out. My husband would tell me that I would stop breathing multiple times a night. When I finally got diagnosed, it turned out that I was only getting 2% REM sleep a night. So 98% of the time I was NOT asleep fully. I also dreaded going to bed, knowing it would be another night of waking up & looking at the clock. My problem is directly affected by weight gain. 80% of the people with sleep apnea are overweight, which I fell into that 80%. As I lose weight, the apnea lessens and eventually goes away altogether, which it has done in the past. And my father-in-law used to have so much shoulder pain, he couldn't sleep. So there are a multitude of
reasons for bad sleep.
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According to my sleep clinic, Melatonin should be taken about 2 hours before you intend to go to sleep.
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I am sure a sleep clinic is good but it depends on cost and if you have insurance to cover some of the cost.
I often have a problem getting to sleep at night. I take One 3mg Melatonin when I need to get to sleep. It isn't a sleeping pill but will help you sleep. No after effects. My 96 year old Mother has a problem once in a while and her doctor said to give her the Melatonin. No problem when I do. Her doctor takes it, too.
You can get it at WalMart and it is not expensive.
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You are so right, Cautious! I discussed my sleep problems with my primary care physician, with a psychiatrist, with a talk therapist, and in spite of pills and therapy the problems continued. Finally (duh) I went to a sleep clinic. That is absolutely the place I should have started!
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Lots of things can cause sleep disorders.Pain,depression,stress,your DNA (it does run in families too),food/drink,habits etc,etc.I fought with it for 20 years and the best thing I did for myself was go and enroll in a sleep disorders clinic.You must get to the root cause and not be ashamed about it.Go to the experts and not the family doctor because 9 times out 10 they (family doctor) will start you on pills that are difficuly to stop over time.
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Recite The Lord's Prayer with him nightly and tell him to thank God in advance of a good night's sleep.I do it nightly with my 98 yr old mom.
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The best place to treat a sleep disorder is a specialty clinic for sleep disorders!
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