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Can White Noise Be Disruptive To My Deep Sleep
White noise effects: Most people buy white-noise machines or recordings to block out occasional/intermittent sounds like honking horns, barking dogs, etc. While some work better than others, many people find they help them fall and/or remain asleep. Their effectiveness can vary with level of fatigue and depth of sleep cycle. Anyone caring for a baby or child should avoid anything that will make it hard to hear crying. ...Read more
What are the signs of sleep apnea, wife says i stop breathing sometimes when asleep also have woke gasping for air as well. Also can this cause anxiet?
I am hearing my teeth grinding and i'm not being able to move my body during sleep. Is it possible to be awake during sleep?
What is REM behavior disorder and can it look like a seizure and cause eyes to roll and a body to be limp and not be able to wake someone. I?
REM sleep disorder: Rem behavior disorder: normal the body is paralyzed in rem sleep, which the person has vivid dreams. Rem behavior disorder causes the person to act out these dreams because the person looses the normal paralysis typical of rem sleep. Sometimes people can be quite violent when they act out dreams. Limpness is generally not a part of this disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'
Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Waking up with arrhythmia/heart racing / sweating. Could it be sleep apnea? If so what can I do to fix it without a sleep study? I'm only 23
Sleep apnea: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no problem falling asleep but my sleep seems shallow and filled with dreams. I want to fall into a deep sleep and get rest. What to do???
I have poor quality sleep because of my osa. Is there anything i can do to be more energized thru the day?
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil iand nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Also with PCOD metformin may help with IGT AND weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad sleep make a lot of noise snoring sound like a blockage in the air flow he smokes a lot, its loud and scares me can it be sleep apnea r smke?
Perhaps: If your father snores, he can have obstructive sleep apnea(osa). Signs of having osa include snoring, daytime somnolence, morning headaches, and tiredness. Patients at risk of this disease tend to be overweight and have a short neck. Epworth sleepiness scale and sleep apnea clinical scores can help identify people at risk of this condition. A formal sleep study may need to be done to make dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My high pitch tinnitus is audible, due to stress, anxiety and hvy sleep loss. How can I treat it and will it fade away with the stress?
Well...yeah, I guess: If you absolutely know WHAT THE TRIGGERS are for you tinnitus and you work to solve those issues then, certainly it stands to reason that the noise should subside, right? On the other hand if it doesn't then, there other options. Do you know what caused the condition in the first place? Treating the cause is the most effective way around this problem. There are white noise cancellation devices. ...Read more
I may have poor circulation but I notice that my arms often fall 'asleep' while I'm sleeping. Is there a way to minimize this? It's annoying to keep waking up from pin-needle like arms and move to different positions.
If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?
REM sleep is: dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I like my head to be elevated when I sleep. Can sleeping with too many pillows cause back problems?
I tense very easily. Even when i'm in bed "relaxing" i tend to tense. What can I do to diminish this problem?
Tense?: U need to see u pcp for evaluation and work up . He can give u medication and refer u for therapy. ...Read more
I'm not sleeping but 4 hrs which is interrupted sleep. My eyes have started twitching due to this. What can I take to sleep?
See MD: You don't sleep enough and when you do, you don't sleep well. Rather than take something for sleep, i would suggest you see your internist or family doc to find out why you don't sleep well. You may even need to have a sleep study done. Eye twitching can clearly come from lack of sleep. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes when im falling to sleep i run out of breath and wake up. Can that be related to asthma.
No: The more likely cause is that you are experiencing a gasping arousal from sleep apnea. I would recommend that you talk to your family doctor about this and get a referral to your local sleep disorder specialist. A gasping arousal occurs when you stop breathing and eventually become so shortof breath that you wake up gasping for air. This is quite different from an asthma attack which include symptoms of wheezing generally. The fact that it is very much sleep related would alsospeak for being part of a gasping arousal. ...Read more
Will and ssri be helpful in getting me out of very deep depression where i'm totally isolated, just want to sleep my life away, thinking badly?
It could: Ssris are often very effective in treating depression, but a combination of medication and psychotherapy often better than either alone. Close follow up in psychotherapy also can help monitor for emergence of problematic reactions and work on reducing isolation and increasing activity. Creating some structure and developing a routine to reduce withdrawal can also be helpful. ...Read more
Can a history with frequent xtc abuse cause central sleep apnea . Even when awake It suddenly dawn on me that my body was not breathing and then I do?
Its hard for me to breathe during daytime due to sinusitis clogged nose and large tonsils with acid reflux. Is it possible to affect my heart?
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea causes deficient oxygenation to the brain and intermittent arousals from sleep depriving the quality and quantity of sleep. It definitely leads to trouble with attention, concentration, motivation, sex drive etc sleep study an CPAP titration will help along with diet and weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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