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Is It Okay To Have Caffeine In Order To Avoid Midday Naps
I prefer to exercise first thing in the morning but i also am a daily coffee drinker. Is it harmful to drink caffeine before exercising?
I want efficiently use my daily time therefore want to decrease my night sleep to 6 hrs and to add may be 30 min nap in afternoon. What you advice?
Need 7-8 hours: Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep a day (although many are not getting that much). Within limits it does not seem to matter if it is all at night, or some of it is through a nap. You are aiming for 6 1/2 hours, which really is not enough. Not getting enough time in bed makes people tired and sleepy and reduces their cogntive ability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia: Exercising in the evening or at night - can lead to insomia for some. ...Read more
I have read that there is not a limit to how much biotin to take daily due to u get it naturally through food and drinks is this true?
No need to take: Unless you are eating raw eggs, there is no need to take Biotin supplement. ...Read more
Would it be recommended to to take acne medication if i drink alcohol every once in a while later in the day?
If during the day much water is not drunk is it possible to drink plenty in evening to have same effect?
Yes, but it is: better if you drink it in the morning rather than evening. Drinking more water in the evening will necessitate getting up in the night to urinate. ...Read more
Is there a certain time during the day you should stop drinking caffeine? And is coffee okay to have 2hours before you eat?
Stimulant, Diuretic: Caffeine is a xanthene derivative and it acts as a stimulant and diuretic. People vary in their sensitivity to caffeine also the issue of tolerance ( with repeated use) plays a role on how the substance affects you. It may affect the appetite and sleep negatively, so better avoid it in the evening and before meals if you find out it blocks your appetite. ...Read more
Is it safe to have fruits at night, or is it advisable to have it only before the night sets in..
Is it possible to eat twice a day in order to bring my BMI down to 17 again, or will i only be able to eat once?
You are already: Underweight. Why do you want to lose more weight. The best way to eat is three meals/day. Eating one mea/day is counterproductive because your body goes into a conservation mode. Have you thought about discussing your weight obsession with a psychiatrist, because i'm worried you have an eating disorder. ...Read more
Should i drink green tea every day? Since your body gets used to caffeine, thats why i haven't opted for coffee as your body will get used to caffeine
Sure, that is fine.: Go decaf. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic effect ; lead to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Not more than 5 cups per day. ...Read more
To what extend is caffeine dangerous to the body and how doest it work?, because I am addicted to coke and it helps me to stay awake and study.
Caffeine is safe: Most studies show no detrimental or even beneficial effect of moderate caffeine intake ~ 2-4 cups coffee per day. High doses may cause problems altho data limited. Coke causes problems with sugar (non diet Coke) or high intake of artificial sweetener's that may have unrecognized toxicity. Also plastic components in containers could be toxic. As a fellow diet Coke addict just keep intake moderate. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to attenuate the diuretic effects of caffeine? I drink coffee to take exams but don't want to have to urinate frequently.
Cafffeine Diuretic: One of the properties of caffeine is that it acts on the kidney as a diuretic. I do not know of any way to block the diuretic effect of caffeine other than reducing the dose, which of course will reduce the stimulant effect that you are looking for. The best advice I can offer is to drink the minimum amount of coffee that you need to get through the exam and limit other fluids. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to keep myself hydrated during the night without having my sleep interrupted to urinate? Or is it just too natural to avoid?
Focus on sleep: There's no need for healthy individuals to hydrate while they're asleep. Our body is made to continue all its vital functions without the need for food or fluids at night. It's more important to get a good nights sleep (healthy for the body). If you're getting up in the middle of the night to urinate, try to cut back on the water before you go to bed. ...Read more
I have high cholesterol, trying hard to diet to get it down, is it OK to eat an avacado for lunch every day?
Science..not support: 55y/o Female says I have high cholesterol, trying hard to diet to get it down, is it ok to eat an avocado for lunch every day? Commended for efforts but there other helpful ways; Increase walking/ swimming/ exercise as tolerate; Avoid Fried foods, much cheese/nuts/Chocolate & Spreads on foods. Ask PCP for medications already approved for lipids. The science for daily Avocado is not supported. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the safest way to deliver caffeine in to your system other than by drinking. My stomach hurts when i drink coffee. I need coffee to work. I need an alternative to drinking coffee.
Why do you need it?: If your sleep is inadequate and you have daytime fatigue you may need a sleep evaluation. Has thyroid and anemia and other potential medical causes for daytime fatigue been checked? You may need GI w/u to make sure nothing more is going on, e.g. Ulcer, acid reflux etc. If you work an odd shift then r/o shift work sleep disorder, rx w/bright light. Morale of story, sleep, energy, GI all need good eval! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The recommended dose for temazepam is 1-2 pills, but I have to take 5-6 in order to fall asleep. Is this safe?
Likely unwise!: There is really not enough information to give you the best feedback. Temazepam comes in doses of 7.5, 15, 22.5 & 30 mg. The maximum on label dose is 30 mg. So you could be taking anywhere from 45 mg up to 180 mg. I latter dose would certainly make me uncomfortable. It sound likely that your initial insomnia needs to be carefully explored and other modalities utilized to help you sleep. ...Read more
Should I eat fruits late at night or is it too much sugar for that hour? And after what time is it best not to eat.
I take amitriptiline 25mg before bed. Can I drink coffee in order to stay awake? Or will it alter the effect of it? it makes me sleep all day.
Timing is everything: Not sure why your are taking amitripyline. Is this for pain, migraine, or depression? Tell your doctor that the drug is making you drowsy and ask if you should take it 1-2 hours BEFORE bedtime. This may help you out quite a bit. Best of luck! Dont use coffee to stay awake. Change the timing of the dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer