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Causes Of Deep Sleep
I snore while am wake. People think am in a deep sleep when am actually awake... what causes that? It always happens to me...what can I do to improvee
What are the causes of light stage 1 sleep and the inability to achieve deep sleep, in addition to a hypnagogic state?
A very dark room: Is essential for deep sleep. Do you have any electronic devices on in the room? Please move them to another room. Abstain from mental stimulation at least one hour prior to bed, i.e., use of computer. Do some quiet reading before bed. Avoid stimulants such as coffee and sugar after noon. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I bit the tip of my tongue hard and was bleeding as I was falling into a deep sleep, what could of caused this?
What can I take or do to stop the tiredness Accutane causes? I am sleeping 8 hrs a night no interruptions deep sleep. I don't do much during the day
22 yo female MS1, hallucination upon waking from deep sleep, lasting 10 seconds of a spider descending from periphery. Recent cadaver lab work. Cause?
Bad dream: For the medical students, hypnopompic hallucination. Don't worry. ...Read more
What causes heavy exhaling while sleeping? Normal inspiration, but just a forceful exhale. Doesn't seem like sleep apnea. Just deep sleep?
Deep sleep: Deep sleep -- non-rem stages 3 & 4 -- is also known as "restorative" sleep. This decreases as we age, unfortunately! Stages 1 & 2 can increase by 8-15%. Older people have more fragmented sleep, and more sleep disturbance in general. ...Read more
Try good sleep: Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
Binaural apps: The binaural apps reviewed on this site are your best bet. They were developed from thee field of neurofeedback and are quite helpful. I've used such technology before it was miniaturized for apps and feel I can wholeheartedly endorse this technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Go slowly: Depends upon how well you know the sleeper. Avoid startling. Talk softly increasing volume slowly. If person is a close relative/partner/friend light touch face increasing in firmness. ...Read more
It used to be so hard to wake up but now I wake up really easily. Does this mean I'm not getting into deep sleep so that's why it's easier to wake up?
Morning lark: It is not unusual for people to wake up when sunlight enters their eyes. Getting up early does not necessarily mean that you are losing deep sleep. The latter part of your night is spent largely in rem sleep. True deep sleep would be considered stage n3 sleep. This is a combination of what used to be called stage iii and four sleep. I don't believe that there is any significant correlation between getting up early and losing deep sleep which can occur even earlier in the night. As long as you're not feeling sleepy during the day there should be no problembest wishes and try to get somewhere between six and eight hours of sleep per night. If you find that you are having difficulty then please consult with a sleep disorder specialist. ...Read more
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