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Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
Yes: Men normally get 6 or more erections every night during REM sleep. Disrupting this pattern can lead to loss of erections, lowered testosterone, incre ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Circadian rhythm: Good question. The short and long answer is yes. Advanced sleep phase and delayed have a well-established genetic link. The other circadian disturb ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Melatonin: Melatonin feeds the system in regards to pineal glad. Melatonin is the "anti light hormone" so when our body should be preparing for sleep at night, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
They do: I've been practicing medicine in the midwest for 23 years. Between october and march, we may get 2-3 minutes worth of sun in 6 months. Vitamind defici ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Sleep disorders: This can be very annoying particularly if you have different work hours or if you travel long distances - cross country or to another country. This c ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep: Circadian rhythm refers to your bodys internal biological clock, if you dont sleep enough then yes it can aggravate ed but usually not cause it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Yes: Shift work sleep disorder is a type of circadian rhythm disorder. It is typically associated with difficulty getting to sleep when you need to and fee ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis and nightmares can be individual syndromes or part of larger syndromes such as narcolepsy. I am not aware of any correlation between a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Sort of the same: Circadian rhythm disorder is a sleep problem that has to do with your own body's internal clock. Sometimes, your body clock is not in sync with the 24 ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Light / dark: The brain takes in light in decreasing and increasing amounts depending on time of day and time of year, and a center in the brain, the suprachiasmati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: By definition, a circadian rhythm can be adjusted/reset by external stimuli. The best example of this is changing of our sleep schedules after overse ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Circadian rhythm: Circadian rhythm refers to a natural physiologic cycle in which certain processes ebb and flow in a predictable pattern over the day. In humans the ba ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No: Winston churchill and somerset maugham both used an eye mask to help them sleep.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
Certainly: 'obstructive' sleep apnea is due to anatiomical causes. The tongue, soft palate and the tonsils can block the airway during sleep. An intraoral appli ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Patients who have epilepsy and seizure activity and have obstructive apnea can see an increase in seizure activity if the apnea is untreated.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
24 hour cycle: Circadian rhythms are cyclic changes in organism in response to lightness & darkness occurring every 24 hours.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Jump around: in sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. by itself it isn't all that important and d ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Alpha-NREM sleep: patients with chronic pain syndromes and problems like Fibromyalgia have this kind of sleep problems. Also patients taking sedative-hypnotics. Chroni ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not enough sleep: It sounds like you're experiencing real symptoms from lack of sleep. Sleep is crucial to maintaining body functions, especially attention and memory, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not at all: Definitely no.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
11 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, pa ... Read More
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