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What causes non-refreshing sleep?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: I have been dreaming all night since last 1.5-2months.
and in mornign when i get up - i am not fresh
what could be reason?
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Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need further information

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us,

Non-refreshing sleep can have several causes, such as chronic pain, mood disorders like depressive illness etc. In your case both are a possibility in view of the surgical history you have provided.

Dreaming is a normal process but being able to recall dreams every night for a longer duration each night is due to a change in your sleep architecture. This could also be seen in the above mentioned causes.

Were there any other stressful events of late? Has there been a change in your appetite? Do you feel interested in your daily chores as earlier? How has your mood been in the past two months? Are there any other medications you are taking? Are there any other problems you are facing?

Dr A Rao


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Follow up: Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor (25 hours later)
Thanks a lot XXXXXXX for your response. reply to your questions
- yes last few weeks are stressful because of two surgeries that I had
- I am still taking laxatives because of anal surgery that i had. now trying to reduce
- in general i feel fatigue most of time
- mood - yes i can say not so good... may be because of feeling of being so much dependent on others because of fracture
- Daily cores - feel interest - but not able to focus becasue of overall tiredness of mind and body
- what is remedy for such dreaming issues.

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Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
yes, probably depressive illness

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing back to us,

From the history you have provided, you probably have mild to moderate depressive illness, probably triggered from the stress of the surgeries. Once your sleep is normalized with treatment, the problems will go away. But you are required to get a detailed examination and evaluation from a psychiatrist to assess whether it is severe enough to warrant medications or if psychological management will suffice. I would not be able to prescribe treatment on this forum. Kindly visit a psychiatrist at the earliest.

Wishing you a fast recovery,
Hope this helps,
Dr A Rao

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes non-refreshing sleep?

Brief Answer: Need further information Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for writing to us, Non-refreshing sleep can have several causes, such as chronic pain, mood disorders like depressive illness etc. In your case both are a possibility in view of the surgical history you have provided. Dreaming is a normal process but being able to recall dreams every night for a longer duration each night is due to a change in your sleep architecture. This could also be seen in the above mentioned causes. Were there any other stressful events of late? Has there been a change in your appetite? Do you feel interested in your daily chores as earlier? How has your mood been in the past two months? Are there any other medications you are taking? Are there any other problems you are facing? Dr A Rao