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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Decreased sleep occurs when an individual sleeps less than is normal for them.


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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Decreased sleep occurs when an individual sleeps less than is normal for them.


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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Poor sleeping is associated with increased risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes. ...See more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive when you're sleepy
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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Yes: People prone to sleep walking are more likely to do so when they are recovering (ie getting good sleep) after sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Read book or watch tv in another room, and when start to fall asleep, go to bedroom. ...See more

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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid Dr. Sajid
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Sleep deprivation may lead to decreased performance, alertness, memory; and cognitive impairment. ...See more

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Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Sleep Deprivation: can increase risk of having a night terror. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Not really: But when you are really tired you might get a little blurriness if doing close work or staring at computer screens all day . It's never good to be sleep deprived! ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour Dr. Sadighpour
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Sleep apnea is not a disease of obese people. 30% of people with sleep apnea are non-obese. ...See more

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I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

Yes: Yes it can, you should seek help. Manic episodes and bipolar disorder in general fall under the " kindling theory" principle of neurophysiology which means they get ores the more you have them and the longer the duration without treatment. Less episodes and shorter episodes mean better long term prognosis and outcome. ...Read more

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Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Drinking alcohol causes more frequent awakenings at night and less restful sleep. ...See more

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What are some common sleep disorder treatments?

Sleep: Insomnia = cbti best, short term Ambien (zolpidem) like meds 2. Sleep apnea= CPAP is gold standard for osa3. Sleep walking = protection and ensuring safety, meds that decrease slow wave sleep4. Rbd= protection, benzo's etc. ...Read more

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4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

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 hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Sleep deprivation may lead to: hypertension, stroke, heart attack, obesity, depression, moodiness. ...See more

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Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Not sure of question: If these are new symptoms, i'd strongly recommend that you have a check-up, first with your primary care doctor. There are lots of physical conditions that can cause these symptoms, as well as psychiatric ones such as depression and anxiety. You deserve a better life, and the first step well may be finding out what is going on. If it is "just" stress, then you may need help dealing with that. ...Read more

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Can dehydration worsen sleep apnea?

Can dehydration worsen sleep apnea?

Hard to say: Usually things that worsen sleep apnea is weight gain, alcohol, and other sedating medicines. Not sure that dehydration can do it. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

It is now known that young people who miss sleep may have higher risk for ms. ...See more

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What can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

What can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: First start with a good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep disorder expert. Some sleep solutions are simple, but if you have had difficulty for years, you need to stick with it and do sleep diaries and behavioral experiments. A sleep expert will also know if you need a medical assessment to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause low oxygen level?

Can sleep  apnea  cause  low oxygen  level?

Yes,: Both obstructive and central sleep apnea can lead to a decreased gas exchange in the lung through either decreased airflow or disturbed ventilation during the sleep and subsequently result in low oxygen level in blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

People who sleep better lose more weight, have better sex lives, and less heart disease. ...See more

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Sluggishness and depression, slow and bad sleep. Related?

Sluggishness and depression, slow and bad sleep. Related?

Yes: All these things can certainly be related. Many people with depression not only feel slowed down mentally, but also physically. Sleep can be disturbed, which can leave you feeling even worse as the syndrome compounds. Please see your physician about this -- there is help! ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue and sleep apnea related?

Are chronic fatigue and sleep apnea related?

Apnea + fatigue: People with sleep apnea can be chronically fatigued, but not everyone with chronic fatigue has sleep apnea. Fatigue is a feeling of mental of physical exhaustion but is not the same as sleepiness. Sleepiness is the likelihood someone will fall asleep given the opportunity. You can be fatigued but not sleepy. Mention these symptoms to your physician so they can help you work through them. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Myth: drinking alcohol will help you get a good night's sleep. That's false! ...See more

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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Consider Nuvigil: For patients with ongoing sleepiness in spirited of cpap, Nuvigil is usually the next recorded treatment. It only occasionally raises blood pressure, but you should have it checked if you start on it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep cause cataracts?

Does lack of sleep cause cataracts?

No: There is no relation between the development of cataracts and sleep patterns. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Calcium-rich foods help sleep. Examples are milk, yogurt, cheese, kale, and broccoli. ...See more

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Can lack of sleep affect the brain's performance and memory?

Absolutely!: The symptoms described are very typical of poor quality sleep. If a person has adequate time for sleep, but it is of poor quality, there may be an issue with sleep related breathing. If this is the case, a visit to someone trained in sleep disorders is needed. Even if the problem is lack of time for adequate sleep, better quality sleep can be obtained in less time with treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Amandeep Kaur Dr. Kaur
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Have a consistent sleep time. Avoid reading in bed. Avoid caffeine after 1 PM. ...See more

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I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

Complex: Perhaps your neck pain is causing sleep disruption, but the abrupt dream phases raises questions of a sleep disorder in addition, and the insomnia can be eventually rather debilitating. You may well be a candidate for an overnight sleep study. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more