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How to cure sleep disorder?

How to cure sleep disorder?

Sleep symptoms: The cure of a sleep disorder depends on the cause. If you snore or stop breathing and sleep study is recommended to check for sleep apnea. If you have sleep deprivation or insomnia and are tired all the time looking at your sleep schedule and habits would be helpful. Also stress, diet and exercise play a role in sleep. For more answers please seek out help from a sleep professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Difficulty Getting Back To Sleep (Definition)

Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns. Most newborns wake several times during the night, but by the age of 6 months they usually sleep through the night. At age 1, babies will sleep an average of 16 out of every 24 hours. Two to three hours of this sleep will ...Read more


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What to do if sleep disorder?

What to do if sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: Depends on symptoms. Insomnia is best treated unsually with Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia(I teach this), nightmares can be resolved with my No More Nightmares training, other organic disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg or periodic leg movement, and many others, should be assessed in a sleep study first. You can contact me for an initial assessment ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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What to do if I have a sleep disorder?

What to do if I have a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: Can you advise more details on the specific symptoms? There are many different types of sleep disorders caused by many different factors, some which could be very serious. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a sleep disorder?

What are common signs of a sleep disorder?

Many possibilities: I would say anything that creates a lack of sleep. There are many types of disorders and each has its own set of symptoms. If you give a list of symptoms perhaps you could get a better idea of what you might have. Otherwise i would sugest seeing a sleep specialist. ...Read 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
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Don't drink alcohol
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Never drive when you're sleepy
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How to rectify the sleep disorder for the children?

How to rectify the sleep disorder for the children?

Is it breathing?: If the sleep disorder you are asking about is obstructive sleep apnea, you can use a nose mask called a cpap; often children respond well to having oversized tonsils and adenoids removed. Other sleep disorders require different treatments. There are 85 kinds of sleep disorders, not all affecting children. ...Read more

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How to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder?

Polysomnogram.: The degree that sleep is impaired. This can be accurately assessed by a sleep specialist with a polysomnogram (sleep study). ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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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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What are some common sleep disorder treatments?

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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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

Best tx for sleep: The best treatment for a sleep disorder starts with a visit with a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. They may refer you back to your primary care if some other medical condition is suspect, but they will be able to accurately assess your symptoms and history and make recommendations evidence based on your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Night owls: If you feel you are a night owl, but do not feel rested from your sleep, please get an assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep expert. The body clock can be reset if you desire to sleep more at night, and if your lifestyle is more night owl, a sleep Psychologist can work in detail with you to create interventions to help you get the best quality rest from your sleep. Don't give up! ...Read more

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I do not fall asleep til 3am and i wake up at 9am. Do I have a sleep disorder?

Possibly: Or it could be that is your habit. If you want to go to sleep earlier, try initiating your sleep routine 1 hour earlier every 1-2 weeks until you push back your sleep cycle to the time you want. Melatonin can be helpful in regulating sleep cycles. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
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Stick to a strict sleep schedule
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Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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What does my weird dream mean? Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

What does my weird dream mean?  Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

Dreams: There is no scientifc validity to theories of dream interpretation and much of Hobson and Stickgold's reasearch has disproven Freudian dream interpretation. Dream work occurs a a cellular level and the most important thing to remember is that we want to peacefully sleep through them. See provider info and book. ...Read more

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What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

Psych and Insomnia: Depression can cause insomnia or hypersomnia, bipolar mania can cause decreased need foe sleep and insomnia anxiety can cause racing thoughts and insomnia stimulants, caffeine later in the day can cause insomnia cocaine, meth can cause insomnia for days marijuana can cause hypersomnia etc these are general guidelines and it is not confirmatory. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

TYpically, when one is discussing sleep challenges, one evaluates both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance). Different sleep aids work based on their abilities to do one ...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