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Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

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

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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White Noise (Definition)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination ...Read more


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How to stop chesty coughs halfway through deep sleep?

How to stop chesty coughs halfway through deep sleep?

Stop smoking: I bet if you didn't smoke, a young man like you wouldn't have a nightly chest cough. Stop smoking and lungs will clear. In the meantime try otc products to help with cough during sleep. ...Read more

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What's the percentage of deep sleep of whole sleep to be healthy and refreshing.

What's the percentage of deep sleep of whole sleep to be healthy and refreshing.

Not sure: Not sure how you define each. Sleep habits in adults are individual and body needs vary. If you dream when you sleep the amount of sleep you need tends to be less in order to fell refreshed. In general +/- 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep should be good. Judge by how you feel. Whatever refreshes YOU is what you need. Avoid alcohol caffeine or stimulants in the evening and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What does "slerp architecture indicated absence of deep sleep" mean on sleep study?

What does "slerp architecture indicated absence of deep sleep" mean on sleep study?

See below: Technically, it means that you did not have any Stage 3 non-REM sleep during your study. Practically speaking, however, it is most likely a reflection of the fact that people do not get a "normal" night sleep during one night in a sleep lab. It is not unusual to see no deep sleep, and even no REM sleep, during a first night in a sleep lab. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours do you have to be sleeping to be in a deep sleep?

Can you let me know how many hours do you have to be sleeping to be in a deep sleep?

Normal: Typically for n3/delta sleep it is about 30-60 minutes for an adult and for rem it is about 90-120 minues. These are shorter in kids and in people that are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read more

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When someone's in a coma, do they feel trapped lying there or is it like a deep sleep?

When someone's in a coma, do they feel trapped lying there or is it like a deep sleep?

No feeling: By definition, coma is absence of responsiveness to both internal & external stimulation. Therefor there is no conscious perception of self or environment. Coma is more alike to deep sleep, but even in deep sleep, responsiveness to the environment remains. ...Read more

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Hsd a sleep study done and my 02 fell to 86% during deep sleep. is this normal? Seems low.

No.: If you had a sleep study then the doctor who ordered it should address this question. As a rule we like to see O2 levels remain above 90% during sleep, although even higher levels, if more than 3 or 4 points below your usual O2 level during sleep, and if associated with a detectable breathing disturbance, can be a sign of a problem. COPD, etc., can cause lower O2 levels during sleep as well. ...Read more

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Today I ejaculated while I was in a deep sleep, is it fine, does it have any harmful affects?

Today I ejaculated while I was in a deep sleep, is it fine, does it have any harmful affects?

No: Normal males ejaculate while sleeping. Since normal males do this, it's likely a good thing for the body. Be sure to wash the underwear soon, before stains become set. ...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


Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Difficult To Wake From Sleep (Definition)

Deep sleep refers to sleep that is especially difficult to arouse from. ...Read more