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Learn about your difficulty staying asleep, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your difficulty staying asleep from our A.I. Symptom Checker. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

Your Difficulty Staying Asleep May Also be Known as:
Can't stay asleep
Keep waking up
Woke up 4 or 5 times
Woke up repeatedly
Woke up throughout the night

Top 2 Difficulty Staying Asleep Causes

  1. 1.Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, which causes poor sleep quality and frequent awakening.

    You should visit your primary care physician within a few weeks to discuss your symptoms. The physician will likely order a sleep test to confirm the diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Substance - Induced Depression

    A depressive episode is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life. These symptoms can be triggered by the use of, or withdrawal from alcohol, drugs or certain medications.

    You should see your doctor if your symptoms do not improve in the next few days. Your doctor will work to distinguish whether your mood changes really are due to medication withdrawal versus another cause.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, irritability, depressed mood, anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with substance-induced depression:
    depressed mood, hidden: substance-induced depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficulty Staying Asleep

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Difficulty Staying Asleep Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced difficulty staying asleep have also experienced:

    • 8% Trouble Sleeping
    • 6% Fatigue
    • 5% Daytime Sleepiness
  • People who have experienced difficulty staying asleep were most often matched with:

    • 14% Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • 1% Substance - Induced Depression

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