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Doctor insights on: A Sleeping Pill That Will Make You Lose Weight

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why don't sleeping pills work? I'm losing hope ! does klonapin make u sleep?

Why don't sleeping pills work? I'm losing hope ! does klonapin make u sleep?

Sleep Hygiene: Sleeping medication should only be used for two weeks or less. To sleep well avoid caffeine and alcohol, exercise daily, eat your last meal of the day around 6 pm, adopt a relaxing bed time routine that allows you to start a calm wind down about 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Avoid tv, computer and electronics in the bed room. Use guided imagery and progressive relaxation to get to sleep. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight ?

Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight ?

Yes, it's dangerous!: Yes, it's never a good idea to take more than recommended dose of anything, especially w/o your doctor's monitoring. Too many people die every day from overdosing on sleeping pills, etc. Don't do it! Instead, talk to your Family Doc about your fears over eating & gaining weight. There are healthy ways to address your concerns. Taking excess sleeping pills isn't the right way to fix any condition. ...Read more

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How can having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

How can  having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

Hormones: Two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up with poor sleep. In this condition they make you want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figured out. On a 2 week vacation, go to sleep at the same time every night, and set no alarm, by the end of the vacation, so long as you have good sleep, you will wake when your sleep need is met. ...Read more

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Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: If u meant ambien, (zolpidem) yes it helps sleep, along with sleep hygiene techniques, but not weight. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could sleeping more help me lose weight?

Thoughts? Could sleeping more help me lose weight?

Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathways involved in maximum tissue and organ performance and minimizes age related breakdown. Remember, it is not necessarily total sleep time but more so the quality and level of delta sleep levels that may be at play. ...Read more

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Working out and changed lifestyle to lose weight. Doc says i need sleep study due to overnight pulse ox reading. Should i be scared?

Working out and changed lifestyle to lose weight. Doc says i need sleep study due to overnight pulse ox reading. Should i be scared?

No: No and congrats on lifestyle changes. A sleep study is a diagnostic aid in helping to determine sleep apnea and if it is mild, moderate or severe. No need to have anxiety. If you are anxious, it may make the sleep study less effective because you may not be able to sleep to help the sleep lab get accurate readings. ...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