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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Causes of sleepiness: Excessive sleepiness can be caused by not getting enough sleep, depression, sleep apnea (snoring & stopping breathing in sleep). Less common causes include narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hormonal disorders such as low thyroid, severe anemia, chronic infections, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Not really: The only stimulant medicines you'll find over the counter are caffeine containing. There are some herbal supplements that also employ certain herbal remedies, but often also have a lot of sugar in them. There are a lot of important (and reversible) reasons for your symptoms that a doctor in their clinic can figure out for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Need information: There are no proven natural remedies for what you state above. Rather, with limited information above you may have poor sleep hygiene (sleeping early and getting 8 hours total) or even sleep apnea, where you unintentionally stop breathing periodically during your sleep, resulting in poor sleep quality. The danger in excessive daytime sleepiness is car accidents, so please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

Maybe a better way: Experts suggest the following measures for reducing fatigue and recharging energy: 1) Add some exercise; 2) Treat sleep troubles (as warranted: cognitive therapy, address sleep apnea if present; some benefit from yoga, tai chi, meditation); 3) Manage pain (if present, identify what makes pain worse & what eases it). Ref. ArthritisToday2015 ...Read more

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What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

Many things: Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are sleep disorders that themselves produce sleepiness, like narcolepsy. Still others are effects of medications or drugs; some mental illnesses like depression too. See your doctor for an evaluation. Can also see a sleep medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Yes: That can occur and antiseizure meds would help. A sleep study with an expanded montage (more eeg leads) would be the way to evaluate it, or a several day ambulatory eeg. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Appropriate Sleep!: While most people are concerned with sleep apnea, we all forget insufficient sleep as one of the important causes of causing excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are getting ~7.5 hours a night, then you should see a sleep specialist to help make sure there aren't any other sleep disorders going on! the natural remedies, of course, would depend on a specific diagnosis, which here is unknown. ...Read more

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Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more

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Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry but are you saying that you have daytime sleepiness and alzheimers? Well the system ia all topsy turvy when you have alzheimers as far as memory and mood and behavior. If this is your question then definitely need a physician to treat the alzheimer disease and any other behavioral changes that come along. ...Read more

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Can excess alcohol contribute to waking up with panic?

Can excess alcohol contribute to waking up with panic?

Yes: That is absolutely possible. Excessive drinking of alcohol can possibly bring on symptoms of withdrawal the next morning ( after a certain amount of sleep with no alcohol) which can feel like anxiety and panic, especially to someone predisposed to having panic attacks. A good reason to not drink too much and definitely something to remember over the holidays! ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

What are some natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Gingko,tea,coffee: If you have excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy, i wonder whether you have sleep apnea. This necessitates a sleep study to diagnose and begins with a physician consultation. This can then lead to correct diagnosis and correction of the problem. In addition to getting a good night's sleep, natural stimulants such as gingko, tea, or coffee can help increase alertness. ...Read more

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Can neurotin help with sleep?

Can neurotin help with sleep?

It may: Neurontin (gabapentin) may help with sleep especially if one has difficulty sleeping because of pain. Some people also experience some sedation with the drug. A new long acting once a day form of Gabapentin (gralise) is formulated so that the sedation occurs in the evenings when taken with dinner. Neurontin (gabapentin) is not usually given for insomnia alone. ...Read more

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Can I use exercise to compensate for lack of sleep?

Can I use exercise to compensate for lack of sleep?

Insomnia: Exercise makes you feel more alert, but do not compensate for lack of sleep. Enough sleep when you feel rested, makes to balance your body and mind. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder and associated meds aggravate sleep apnea?

Can anxiety disorder and associated meds aggravate sleep apnea?

Yes: In general narcotics or any sedating medications (benzos for anxiety) will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Anxiety in general may cause insomnia, but should not necessarily influence sleep apnea itself. Talk with your physician and sleep specialist if you're having trouble. ...Read more

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Can you help for excessive night sweats . Any suggestions?

Can you help for excessive night sweats . Any suggestions?

Help is available: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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Does exercise help depression and insomnia?

Does exercise help depression and insomnia?

Exercise & Dep.: Very beneficial in boosting your self-esteem & energy, and also regulates sleep & rest. ...Read more

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How can a naturopath help with reflux signs ( swallowing, irratable, poor sleeping during day, etc)?

How can a naturopath help with reflux signs ( swallowing, irratable, poor sleeping during day, etc)?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more


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Drowsiness (Definition)

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