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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej

Sleep Medicine
Shreveport, LA
45 years experience male

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Office

Shreveport, LA

Address

Shreveport LA 71105
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Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Back pain: A firm sleeping surface is beter for the back.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Circadian rythm: No such thing as normal sleep wake time. It depends on the biologic clock as set by light and habits. Young adults have a tendency to have delayed s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Oversleeping: When you sleep more than the average time you need to feel refreshed and functional.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Infections: Infections, thyroid disease, sleep apnea and hormonal issues are among the causes of night sweats.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep disorders: Long sleep is associated with more health problems and may be partly due to sleep disorders.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep better: Make sure you are getting enough sleep. It is crucial for your health. If you snore get it checked. If not you need to see a sleep specialist to ru... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Tolerance: It varies by individual tolerance. Symptoms of nervousness, agitation, fast heart rate, nause may all indicate that you have exceeded your tolerance.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Insomnia: A referral to a sleep physician will help identify the problem and get you on the right track.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep: Not unusual and it is common to have a mid afternoon dip in alertness.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep cycle: You do not need to take this get your sleep regulated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Hypersomnolence: May get more sleepy during the day.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Hyperarousable state: In many instances fghting oneself to try and go to sleep causes frustration, anxiety, and increased adrenaline that can cause one to get jittery. Ste... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep starts: Head or body jerks at sleep onset can be normal phenomena.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene is the key to a good night sleep. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Exercise early in afternoon. Keep your sleep schedule regular and d... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Cervical spine issue: It may be postural or pillow related but you need to get checked for cervical spine disorders. Muscle tension may also cause that.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): You need to take the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) early in the morning rather than later during the day. If this is not the p... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
RLS: Restless limbs may be similar to restless leg syndrome.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Paralysis: Not likely at normal doses.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Weight gain: If you eat unhealthy and gain weight it could cause sleep apnea. Spicy foods will increase reflux symptoms and disrupt your sleep.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Neuropathy: Usually this is positional unless it is related to an existing nerve disorder such as neuropathy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Neck pain: Adjust your pillows and try different positional strategies.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Antihistamines: A trial of antihistamines may help many can be bought over the counter. Avoid the sedating ones.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Neuralgia: If the knee is healthy nerve related causes need to be considered. Visit your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
PLMS: Plm?S is a common problem causing limb twitching. Get an evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Absolutely, you need to see some one who can help you out.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Catathrenia : Catathrenia or groaning during sleep is a rare sleep disorder that may occur throughout the night but is more common in rem sleep.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Fatal insomnia: Sporadic fatal insomnia is believed to be a prion disease that cause degeneration of the nervous system. Symptoms include disrupted sleep and daytime... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep: The whole body including the skin does.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Nausea: It is not a common thing and need to get it checked. Sleep related reflux may however cause it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep movements: Many disorders cause abnormal movements during sleep. Plmd where the limbs jerk is common. Stereotypical movement may occur with nocturnal seizures.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep schedule: If you feel functional and refreshed it is ok. Consolidated sleep is probably healthier.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
CPAP pillow: Side sleepers may want to try special CPAP pillows that are cut out to accommodate masks and prevent them from getting dislodged. Back sleepers can u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is mostly related to sleep disorders but is also seen in some psychiatric conditions.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Neuropathy: Nerve damage or neuropathy may cause increased sensitivity in the affected area.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Xyrem: Not if taken under physician supervision.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Variable: Averages about 9 hours but it varies from one person to next.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
EEG changes with med: Medications change eeg patterns and as best as possible need to be avoided for accurate results.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep starts: Sleep starts or hypnic jerks are normal phenomena that happen as we drift off to sleep.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Could be an orthopedic problem or fibromyalgia. Get her checked.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Nausea: If you have any GI problems or vertigo getting into a reclining or supine position may trigger symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep deprivation: Definitely people who sleep an average of less than 6 hours per night operate like someone legally drunk and the risk of accidents doubles.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Over sleeping: Week end over sleeping is commonly related to sleep debt from preceding days or to circadian rhythm.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep apnea: If you are a snorer and have gained a lot of weight with your pregnancy you may develop sleep apnea which may increase the risk of complications for y... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleepdeprivation: Although sleep deprivation can cause cognitive problems other causes need to be looked into. Check with your physician for adequate assessment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Temperature curve: The normal temperature curve is that it gets highest after we wake up and starts dipping when we go to sleep. This may be reversed in day sleepers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene is the best thing for good sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Hypersomnia: Yes if you do not compensate by doing the necessary exercise.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Circadian rythm: Sleep cycle reversal or delayed sleep phase.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
PLMD: During sleep this could be plmd. Many other cause are also possible. Need to see a neurologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep disorders: Can be due to habits or sleep disorders.

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Aug 18, 2012
Very impressive.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American univ of beirut
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Willis knighton medical center
Willis knighton south hospital
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