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Dr. David Duhon

Sleep Medicine
Foreman, AR
36 years experience

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Sleep Medicine

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68 Answers
16 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Leave it alone: It will heal. More importantly, who is putting cigarettes out on your forehead?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep drunkenness: We usually enter slow wave sleep - the deepest sleep - after the first 20 - 30 minutes of sleep, and most slow wave sleep occurs in first 4 hours of s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
If the bed stinks: ...And if the two people involved never bathe, then they may have the same odor. The more likely explanation is that they have similar diets. Make s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
None, or some..maybe: For initial insomnia - research suggests some scents(eg. Chamomile) can aid relaxation, as may teas from chamomile, valerian and kava. There are no m... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Unlikely: ...Unless you are sleeping directly under the generator. The strength of a magnetic field drops off with the square of the distance from the source. ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: I've been treating patients with sleep disorders for over twenty years. There are many possible causes of night sweats, but obstructive sleep apnea i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Night sweats cause: Night sweats can be caused by many things, including various infections. One of the most common causes, however, is obstructive sleep apnea.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Advanced sleep phase: It sounds like you have advanced sleep phase. In brief, your circadian rhythm has moved counter-clockwise. The remedy is to force yourself to stay aw... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
That's normal.: That's quite normal. Our feet are designed for barefoot walking, and the toes help grip the ground.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Several causes: Twitching episodes as one falls asleep is a benign phenomenon known as hypnic jerks, commonly called sleep starts. Twitching during sleep on the othe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
That's insomnia: You can't "try" yourself to sleep. No one falls asleep by trying. You fall asleep if we're relaxed at the right point in your circadian rhythm. If ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: I don't know what the answer to your question is, but obstructive sleep apnea is way ahead of whatever is in second place. In addition to degrading s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep study?: If your thyroid hormone levels are normal (on or off thyroid medication), then the most likely cause of your night sweats is obstructive sleep apnea.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Sleep myoclonus is an outdated term. Jerking movement during sleep can be caused by periodic limb movements of sleep (plms), sleep apnea, or a neurol... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Cause of bruxism: Grinding/clenching the teeth during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) is frequently caused by obstructive sleep apnea. Indeed, many dental sleep specialists ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Insomnia treatment: Medication is not always the best answer. There's more than one type of insomnia, with different causes and treatments. If your primary problem is di... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Natural sleep: Sleep is a natural process. You fall asleep if you're relaxed at the right point in your circadian rhythm. If you're not relaxed or it's not the righ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Probably: It depends on how good you are as a salesman. Wealthy quacks are good salesmen.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Not a stroke: Relax, neither of those are stroke symptoms. Stabbing pains sound like "ice pick"headaches - irritating, but benign. A single dizzy spell means nothin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Benign side effect: Itching is a common narcotic side effect. It does not mean that you are allergic to codeine. The itching may improve if you take an antihistamine. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sex, masturbation: Nocturnal ejaculation will occur if ejaculation does not occur normally. It will probably occur less frequently with age, but may never cease complet... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
That's normal: Round, hard stools are more likely in someone who is constipated. You're not.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
No: VERY low risk, as it is unlikely that the amoeba is living in a municipal water supply in significant numbers, or that you inhaled it forcibly enough ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Normal: This is a normal result. In Pathology-speak, it means that there is no sign of cancer or other disease of the cervix.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
No: The "tartrate" suffix simply means that the medication is chemically a salt of tartaric acid.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Early awakenings: There are a number of possibilities, but one of the most common causes for early awakenings is obstructive sleep apnea. In many cases, osa patients h... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Try sleeping less: There are different insomnia patterns, with different causes and treatments. If your primary problem is trouble falling asleep at the beginning of th... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Just insomnia: This sounds like what is called psychophysiologic insomnia, a self-perpetuating condition. When you go to bed, you worry that you won't fall asleep, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
RLS relief: In addition to iron, some patients find that magnesium supplements help (100-200 mg magnesium oxide with the evening meal). Vigorous leg exercises an ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep: Sleep is the best rest for any and all parts of the body and brain.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
A sleep disorder: Get evaluated for a sleep disorder. The most common cause for your problem in adults is obstructive sleep apnea. "adrenal fatigue" is not a real dis... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Insomnias: There are several different types of insomnia, with different causes and different treatments for each. Good information on various sleep disorders c... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Too little sleep: Insufficient sleep can cause a variety of symptoms, including nausea and headache.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep disorder: I don't know exactly what you mean by "internal shaking", but one of the most common causes of low testosterone in men is obstructive sleep apnea. Pa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep deficit: If you don't feel rested by sleep, you're either not sleeping enough, or you have a sleep disorder that's affecting the quality of your sleep.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Not normal: Repeated gasping during sleep is abnormal at any age. It could be caused by a number of things (sleep apnea, reflux, some medications), none of which... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: One of the most common causes of night sweats in adults, including post-menopausal women, is untreated obstructive sleep apnea.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Acute insomnia: By definition, it is insomnia, but not chronic insomnia. Occasional insomnia doesn't mean that one is an insomniac.
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
RLS remedies: No one thing works for everyone. Prescription medications, including Pramipexole and ropinirole, are effective for most people without side effects. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown: Using CPAP neither causes nor prevents weight gain. There is some evidence that it controlling appetite may be easier for patients using CPAP than fo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Night sweat causes: Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome is probably the most common cause of night sweats in U.S. Adults. They can also be caused by hyperthyroidis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
A. fib. and apnea: Apparently, 40% - 50% of patients with atrial fibrillation have obstructive sleep apnea, and many cardiologists are now screening for sleep apnea in a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Stupidity: You'll either fall asleep more quickly or the zolpidem will make you amnestic for the stupid things you do under the influence of valium.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
No: It it helps you sleep, then it's fine.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
REM-related: Paralysis of most of the muscles is normal during rem sleep. This prevents us from acting out our dreams. Sleep paralysis refers to episodes in whic... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep head rocking: This is a rhythmic movement disorder, previously known by the latin term "jactatio capitis nocturna". It is seen more frequently in children, though ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep on your sides: It's probably best to sleep on your sides. You may want to use a small pillow under your breast to support them during sleep. The weight of large br... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Strained muscle: I presume the pains you have are sudden and sharp. You probably strained a muscle. Even if you weren't using your head to lift, you probably clinche... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Causes of miosis: Pupillary constriction is called miosis. I presume it is just one pupil. There are multiple potential causes, some benign, and some indicating a dang... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Yes and no: Many people have trouble sleeping when traveling or when they are away from home...What i call travel insomnia. If one travels more than two time zon... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duhon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duhon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I was really looking for an answer that was something different from stress or jaw alignment. I have had it all my life so stress definitely wasn't my answer, and jaw alignment left no hope...Read More
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Thank you so much I was kind of worried. Because my gynecologist didn't explain it too me. He just told me I had unbalanced hormone so he recommended me clomid cause I didnot want the pill
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This saved my life. Thank you. i know im not supposed to ask questions in the thank you section but if i avoid CPAP and do the oral device am i SCREWED basically?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1986MD
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