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

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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?

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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

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Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

None: Sorry, but it's a great thought. Would sure kill two very big birds with one stone. Mmmm...., maybe if we all put it on our wish list for the holidays? ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by not sleeping enough?

Not likely, in fact: A lack of sleep messes with two hormones, leptin and gheralin. When they are not regulated they make you want to eat too much and crave carbohydrates and comfort food which will make it very hard to lose weight. ...Read more

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Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight.?

Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight.?

Wt causes sleep depr: Ivation. Obesity is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea. So it may be that sleep deprivation is the result of weight gain rather than the causse of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping or resting help lose weight?

Can sleeping or resting help 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. So getting poor sleep makes you want to eat more and more of the wrong foods. ...Read more

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My gymnastics coach says I need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! Help!

My gymnastics coach says I need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! Help!

You need proper diet: You are not losing weight, you should consult a nutritionist to get proper diet, as to how many calories and what kind and follow strictly and there is no reason in the world that you will not loose weight. It is all mathematical.
You take in less calories than your body needs, you will start loosing weight.1lb loss is equal to negative 3500 calories
resrtict all sugars and carbs more protein
nutriti. ...Read more

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I on a 1500 calorie diet I workfrom 6-6 will I still lose weight if I eat oatmeal right when I get off work then sleep as long as it in cal range?

I on a 1500 calorie diet I workfrom 6-6 will I still lose weight if I eat oatmeal right when I get off work then sleep as long as it in cal range?

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. Oatmeal is a carb, please eat sparingly. ...Read more

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Is it to have plenty of sleep while trying to lose weight imporant?

Is it to have plenty of sleep while trying to lose weight imporant?

Very: Without proper sleep the regulation of two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up. This will cause you to want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates or comfort food. ...Read more

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Is it true that sleep is related to losing weight? The more you sleep the more you lose weight?

Not exaclty but...: Lack of sleep affects levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a nite is associated with weight gain. However, there is also evidence that those who sleep more than 9 hours a nite also have weight gain so sleeping more than 8 hours won't help! See http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/lack-of-sleep-weight-gain and my comment. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight and I only have time to work out in the morning, leaving me tired around 3. I get at 8+ hours of sleep. Any suggestions?

I'm trying to lose weight and I only have time to work out in the morning, leaving me tired around 3. I get at 8+ hours of sleep. Any suggestions?

Weight loss: Really change your diet. 64 oz of h2o. Your sleep is good. 1200-1400. Low carb diet. Increase protein intake. Continue to exercise as much as time allows. That will maintain weight loss. Diet helps you lose weight. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read more

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Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Starvation: Starvation diets do not work. They actually harm your body, your metabolism and lead to more difficult weight troubles in the long run. You should eat at least 1500 calories day. I like that you are exercising and burning off the excess sugars or fat. Keep it up. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you sleep do you lose weight and if you do how much is lost?

I wanted to know when you sleep do you lose weight and if you do how much is lost?

A little: Your body is still burning up calories when you sleep, although at a slower rate than when you're active and when awake. So you do lose a tiny amount of weight when you sleep. How much depends on factors like your baseline metabolic rate, temperature of the room and how much you toss and turn when you're asleep. ...Read more

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What is the recommended time length of sleep for an 11 year old, who wants to lose weight?

What is the recommended time length of sleep for an 11 year old, who wants to lose weight?

No less than 9: The growing pre-teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Studies suggest poor sleep habits contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight faster? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

What is the best way to lose weight faster? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

Faster?: There is no way that is healthy to lose weight "faster". Your goal should be to eat healthy foods, targeting a caloric intake which is less than what you are burning per day. The latter can be affected to your advantage when wanting to lose weight, by increasing your physical activity. Diet pills and supplements have many dangerous side effects to them. Avoid. ...Read more

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I work 2 jobs 3pm to 7 am 5 days a week off Saturday and Sunday sleep from 8 am to 145 can't seem to lose weight even when focused I'm 49 female help?

Stress / Poor sleep: Poor sleep increases Cortisol levels which makes it fard to loose weight. Also you are tired and cannot plan meals and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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I take 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and 5g of trazadone at night to sleep can I take garcinia to help lose weight?

Garcinia: Is not FDA approved hence side effects and interactions are not well-known. My patients do report that it is ineffective for weightloss ...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