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A 48-year-old member asked:

why do long naps cause headaches?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Specializes in Neurology
Altered routine: A trigger for migraine in some people is alteration in their routine which includes sleep. It is better to keep the same routine for sleep, eating etc to avoid this trigger. Another problem may be the position you sleep. If it is on a sofa or you dont have the right pillow, neck pain and muscle spasm may cause a headache.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it better to take lots of little naps or to try to stay up to get on new time zone when travelling far?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Stay up: Jet lag is a mismatch between your internal clock and the external world if possible begin to shift to the new time zone (or at least a few hours closer to new zone) prior to leaving. Once you depart immediately begin eating and sleeping according to new time zone. Once you arrive get out. Into the morning and afternoon sunlight and take melatonin at bedtime, these help to reset your clock.
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Also consider avoid alcohol on your flight, exercise after you land, and perhaps Vitamin D in the morning when you arrive. This is not evidence based but based on my experience as an "Expat" doctor in Asia, where we all travel far distances a lot.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can power naps help workplace productivity?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
For some people...: ...Probably. Not everyone can sleep like that, however.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do firemen take particularly deep naps because they are always on call?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Everyone is different, so you can't say 'all' firemen take deep naps, but typically people who are on call learn over time to get sleep when they can, so their body adjusts and goes into deeper sleep faster.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do naps affect your circadian cycle?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Naps: May cause difficulty going to sleep at night.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take naps with contact lenses in?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Usually: If you do, make sure its a breathable high o2 transmission lens.

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