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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


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Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Sleep Apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer and gasping for air. See a sleep specialist for evaluation, sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

No: Dust mites are every where. You would have clean the sleeping bag extensively and this may reduce their numbers but they wo uld still be there. ...Read more

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My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

Get it checked out!: Take a video (with your phone) and the baby to your Pediatric Health Professional and get it checked out (although it sounds normal (called "startle" reaction) Hope this helps Good Luck DrZ ...Read more

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Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read more

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Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more

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Will sleeping under a ceiling fan promote allergies?

Will sleeping under a ceiling fan promote allergies?

Ceiling fan &allergy: I'm not sure i understand your question completely but high volume air circulation can exacerbate your nasal and asthma symptoms by drying out your upper airway mucus membrane, thus it becomes easily irritated. ...Read more

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Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal considerations would be catecholamine (adrenaline) factors. Cardiac conditions should also be considered (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Variant asthma a more remote possiblity. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Possibly, +: It is certainly possible that your nasal passages are reacting to environment at night, such as pillow, down blanket, dusty carpet, mites or other dust particles floating around. It could also be that air is too dry. In fact probably most people mouth breath at night, wake up with very dry mouth, and stuffy nose. So, can try correcting this and that, and see what happens. Try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

Sleep Apnea: Thats called the CPAP or autopap they force air and open the airway to breathe during sleep. ...Read more

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Does sleeping in an airtight room (window close) affect sleep quality and muscle mass?

Does sleeping in an airtight room (window close) affect sleep quality and muscle mass?

Probably not: A stuffy room may affect your sleep quality but not likely your muscle mass in any significant way. If you are asking because you have experienced a loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue or any other specific symptoms, then you should consult your Dr. ...Read more

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Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Yes: A vinyl dust cover will prevent dust mites from attaching to the mattress. If dust is an allergy issue add eucalyptus oil to the wash to kill dust mites. ...Read more

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Air purifier makes the air dry, is this true?

Not necessarily: There are many ways to purify air - not all of them make air dry. Check out http://home.howstuffworks.com/air-purifier.htm for some basics. ...Read more

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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awake, there is nothing you can do. Most infants will naturally fall asleep when they are tired. Most take 2 naps in the day, and 12 to 15 hours at night, but just like adults, they can go off schedule. If 24, go check her out. ...Read more