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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
They used to : Instruct people not to sleep so that they could be observed after a head injury. If you have concussion or other significant neurologic symptoms i wo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Turin
7 years experience General Practice
Insomnia: Psychphysiologic insomnia is the most common form of primary insomnia. There are three factors that contribute: 1. Predisposing factors 2. Precip ... Read More
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Worry kills sleep: Worry, or even just an active mind, can keep people awake. If you're worried about something, try writing down what it is and putting the paper aside. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Head injury: If you are not having any symptoms of a concussion - headache, confusion, tiredness, unsteady gait etc. It is ok to go to sleep. If you have any ques ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxious ruminations: Try deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation when you are ready to retire. A combination of melatonin and Buspar (buspirone) can als ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Pain: After sleeping and waking with head pain may be related to muscle tension or tighening. Antiinflammatory or pain medication before bed/after waking c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Two steps: You can often alter babies habit by setting them down to sleep is opposite positions on alternate nights. Head to the top then the next night to the b ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
From what you: Describe, this may be exploding head syndrome. No, this is not a joke. It is associated with fatigue, sometimes whenever some medications are stopped ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Your description is a bit vague. It is not clear if you mean a neck or skull issue. If it is truly a skull issue it may be premature knitting of the s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If the person has : Signs of serious head injury - they should be medically evaluated. Otherwise they can go to sleep if they desire. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There's no reason not to sleep in your usual fashion.
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