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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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Physical causes of severe insomnia, not being able to get deep sleep, and waking up tired?

Physical causes of severe insomnia, not being able to get deep sleep, and waking up tired?

Insomnia: Good question. There are many medical causes of insomnia. For a good overview, see: https://sleepfoundation. Org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the causes of light stage 1 sleep and the inability to achieve deep sleep, in addition to a hypnagogic state?

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

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I bit the tip of my tongue hard and was bleeding as I was falling into a deep sleep, what could of caused this?

I bit the tip of my tongue hard and was bleeding as I was falling into a deep sleep, what could of caused this?

Tongue biting: How did you know you were falling into a deep sleep? If you were aware of it then you weren't in a deep sleep. Do you dream? This is a really foolish question. What causes you to do anything? ...Read more

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What happens to deep sleep as you age?

What happens to deep sleep as you age?

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

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Please tell me what we have to do for deep sleep?

Please tell me what we have to do for deep sleep?

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

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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 exactly does it mean when you fall into a deep sleep?

Sleep stages: There are historically 5 stages of sleep. Stage 1 and 2 being light and the rest being deeper. What it means is that sleep being unconscious, your depth of unconsciousness is deeper. So theoretically it may take more to wake you up. ...Read more

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Is there a way to put myself to a deep sleep without taking tablets?

Is there a way to put myself to a deep sleep without taking tablets?

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 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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How can you wake up a person who is in deep sleep if it's necesary? It is possible?

How can you wake up a person who is in deep sleep if it's necesary? It is possible?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for the average person to fall into a deep sleep?

How long is it supposed to it take for the average person to fall into a deep sleep?

Normals: Typically stage n3/delta sleep between 30-60 minutes. Rem sleep (stage n5) is about 90-120 minutes. If you haven't slept in a while these numbers are shorter. This is for adults, kids go into deeper sleep faster and spend more time there as well. ...Read more

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How much deep sleep does a very active 49 year old male need each night? How much light sleep?

How much deep sleep does a very active 49 year old male need each night? How much light sleep?

6 to 8 hours: Deep rem sleep is rejuvenating sleep and we all need a reasonable amount of it to have our bodies repair.

Six to eight hour of sleep are ideal for most of us each night. ...Read more

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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

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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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After exercise in evening I am unable to get deep sleep?

After exercise in evening I am unable to get deep sleep?

Exercise: Also try taking a warm bath and listen tomsoft music. Turn off all electronic devices as well. ...Read more

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

Stages 3 & 4: Stages 3 and 4 are referred to as deep sleep or delta sleep. Discuss correlating this with your problem with sleep MD. ...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

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How much deep sleep do we need each day? What is deep sleep? Isn't sleeping enough? 25 male

How much deep sleep do we need each day? What is deep sleep? Isn't sleeping enough? 25 male

7-8 hours: Recommended. Stages of sleep are also important. Nice review of sleep stages and importance at this link
http://www. Charismanews. Com/culture/41238-the-4-stages-of-sleep-and-their-importance
Hope this is helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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issue where I feel like I haven't slept, no deep sleep. But time goes by fast and sleeping partner says I did sleep just Wakeup often, what is it?

issue where I feel like I haven't slept, no deep sleep. But time goes by fast and sleeping partner says I did sleep just Wakeup often, what is it?

Fragmentation: It is somewhat common for restless sleep to feel like you haven't slept at all. A variety of problems can cause this from breathing disturbance to pain to medications that keep you in light sleep. Discuss with doctor if this continues as a sleep study may be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi recently I been getting real bad tightening in my calfs that wake me up in the middle of a deep sleep it becomes unbearable to even try to move.

Well: There are many things that can causing the issue such as being to sedentary low potassium. Trauma from to much exercise and on and on. So if persists time to go to your doctor ...Read more

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Difficult To Wake From Sleep (Definition)

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