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Dr. Charles Coleman

Sleep Medicine
Suffolk, VA
42 years experience male

Locations

Neurology Associates of Suffolk

Suffolk, VA

Address

150 Burnetts Way, Suffolk, VA
Directions

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Specialties
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Sleep Medicine

Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
Sleep Medicine 42 years experience
See below: Technically, it means that you did not have any Stage 3 non-REM sleep during your study. Practically speaking, however, it is most likely a reflection of the fact that people do not get a "normal" night sleep during one night in a sleep lab. It is not unusual to see no deep sleep, and even no REM sleep, during a first night in a sleep lab.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
Sleep Medicine 42 years experience
No, but...: Sleeping with the lights on won't help. Bright light (i.e., sunlight-level) exposure for 20-30 minutes in the morning, however, just might.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
Sleep Medicine 42 years experience
You can, but...: Sleep technicians are taught to encourage patients in the sleep lab to sleep on their backs, because sleep apnea tends to be at its worst on your back. In an individual who never sleeps on his back, finding sleep apnea when sleeping on the back is of questionable relevance. Bring this up with your sleep doctor so that the sleep technician can be alerted to your situation.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coleman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coleman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Doctor told me it was fine. Could it be sleep apnea? fast hr in am
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) you're a star!!!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
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