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Sleeplessness, disorientation, numbness. What is wrong? What treatment is suggested?

Lately, I have been having trouble sleeping and i usually end up falling asleep around 1-3am , and i try to fall asleep around 11 or so but i cant seem to sleep! i usually wake up between 9-11am and i feel find through out the day. Today I went to the gym and worked out pretty hard got home showered and laid down and fell asleep for about 30 minutes and woke up not recalling falling asleep. I tried to fall asleep again and couldn t but this time the side of my head like the temple area felt really numb and i started feeling disoriented, so i am freaking out to what this could mean. I made myself some chamomile tea to calm my nerves, and it seems to be helping a bit. But if you can please share your input to what this could possibly mean i would appreciate it so much! help?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Hi There, thanks for asking. The first thing we should obey to increase the quality of our sleep is sleep hygiene. You mentioned that you do exercise in the late afternoon. Your body needs to be physically and mentally tired enough to fall asleep, but you should do physical activity before 6 or 7 p.m. Because adrenalin which is secreted in your blood has a half life of about 4 hours and it inhibits your brain to fall into sleep. You should also not take any nap before sleep, so after exercise you may take a warm shower, but not to take any nap. Other hints for a better sleep quality is not to take more than 300 mg caffeine a day and have a regular pattern for sleep hours even in the weekends. Please let me know if you have any question regarding the answer.
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