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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience in Dentistry
See below: Characteristics of normal sleep, referred to as sleep arhcitechture, comprises two distinct states : nrem (3 divisions) and rem. Adequate levels of e ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
34 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Sleep stages: The sleep stages are 1, 2, 3 and rem or more commonly called dream sleep. Sleep becomes deeper as you progress from 1 to 3. You can dream in any st ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Use good sleep: Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in l ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
NO: No, however, sleeping during night hours is healthier than sleeping during day hours... Many hormones and functions in the body depend on the circa ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience in Dentistry
No: Rem sleep, also called dream sleep, follows the other stages of sleep, and comprises about 20-25% of the total sleep time. In normal sleep we cycle t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Sleep apnea can cause low oxygen levels which could then lead to this fast heart rate. If that is the case, treating the sleep apnea should solve the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not: Sure of your question. I think your periods. So your menstrual cycles are now shorter which is good
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Take melatonin it: May help you.Melatonin is stimulated by darkness but is suppressed by light. This is why we tend to want to sleep at night and be awake during the day ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Polyphasic Sleep = : sleeping 3 or more times during a 24-hour period, in no specific pattern. It is a circadian rhthym disorder that may result from brain injury or demen ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Especially if it works for you!
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Ask the doctor: Who did the sleep study and if he/she cannot tell you what to do about the explanation come back here and ask.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Reproductive hormones do affect your basal metabolic rate somewhat. More importantly, they can affect your basal temperature. That is why women can so ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
See below.: Ambien (zolpidem) is meant to be used on a short term basis for sleep disturbances. You should discuss your symptoms w/ a psychiatrist or therapist if ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Night terrors: It may be that the medication that your child is on for adhd is causing his night terrors.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Don't chance it: At your age it is likely that you are still growing. Make the time for 8 - 9 hours of continuous sleep. You only get one chance. Do the right thing. G ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Likely nothing: Infertility is defined as unprotected intercourse without conception for one year. This is based on about 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sleeping : Early seems to be consistent with diurnal release of cortisol given a more relaxing sleep and also their is more ligh and noise during earl morning. I ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stages3&4: The stages that provide the deepest and most restful sleep are stages 3 and 4. Over the counter sleep aides interfere with these stages of sleep so yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Sleep study?: More history and a physical examination is required in order to determine any pathologic issues at hand. You should see a doctor specializing in slee ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
As easily as whatevr: Yes it can.....just like everything else in the world!

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