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I need to know if there is a danger in reoccuring sleep paralysis?

I need to know if there is a danger in reoccuring sleep paralysis?

See below: Agree with dr. Bassman. Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Besides seeing a sleep medicine doctor, try to consolidate ; regularize your sleep. Avoid caffeine near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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Being 30 weeks . Is there any dangers of belly sleeping? My obgyn says as long as I am comfortable its safe.. but is that true? I am a belly sleeper.

Being 30 weeks . Is there any dangers of belly sleeping? My obgyn says as long as I am comfortable its safe.. but is that true? I am a belly sleeper.

Not recommended: It's not recommended to sleep on your belly at this point. However, if it was causing a problem, you would know it, as you would hurt. I bet you will find you won't be able to lie on your belly much longer, because it will be too uncomfortable. ...Read more

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1 yr old has a very runny nose. Doctor said not danger. Has trouble sleeping as she needs to clear congestion. Any tips for a better sleep for her?

1 yr old has a very runny nose. Doctor said not danger. Has trouble sleeping as she needs to clear congestion. Any tips for a better sleep for her?

?irritants?: The first years are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies sleeping environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of sleep eating?

What are the dangers of sleep eating?

You may get huge: I am sure you already know that the us is suffering an obesity epidemic because we have too much foods, often not the healthy type. If you over-eat/too much, you will get fat. Night eating is one contributing factor to our obesity epidemic. If you don't even know that you are eating, you certainly will get heavier over time. I would consult doc to find out why you are doing so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any real danger in sitting or sleeping in a draft?

Is there any real danger in sitting or sleeping in a draft?

Not really: Not really...However, when you are cold, your body needs to use more energy to maintain a stable core temperature. This requires more energy expenditure...Energy which could be used for immune function if you were especially debilitated or weak in the first place. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

SLEEPING HEATINGPAD: Yes it can be dangerous, some heating pads can cause burns.You have to read the instructions and follw them.So be caefull. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

None: If it is Neuro Sleep on Amazon it contains 3 mg Melatonin. No problems with that and OTC Advil liquid.
The Advil liquid can irritate the stomach so take with food. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken an overdose of amitryptiline, am I in danger or can I just sleep it off?

What to do if I have taken an overdose of amitryptiline, am I in danger or can I just sleep it off?

Please,: Call 911. Too much Amitriptyline can be dangerous depending upon the dose; now is no time to 'sleep it off', as you may have all sorts of serious effects, including not waking up. Good luck, and stay safe! ...Read more

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Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

INSECT SWALLOWING : And disturbing wildlife and other humans with your snoring should be your main concerns. Have you given a thought as to getting seen by a doctor to see why this is happening? ...Read more

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What are the dangers of taking antidepressants and sleeping pills together?

What are the dangers of taking antidepressants and sleeping pills together?

This is a question: for a psychiatrist, but generally you shouldn't take two medications that might potentiate each other (1 + 1 = 3). One popular sleeper, Trazodone, is actually an old style antidepressant, which isn't used for anti-depression anymore because its such a good sleeper. But consult with an MD before adding an Ambien, or Lunesta (eszopiclone) or any other OTC sleeper (Melatonin, Valerian Root, etc.) Be careful. ...Read more

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I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) and Ativan combined for years to combat my severe insomnia. Is there any real "danger" here aside from not sleeping at all?

I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) and Ativan combined for years to combat my severe insomnia. Is there any real "danger" here aside from not sleeping at all?

Dependency: Risks of ongoing use of Ambien (zolpidem) & Ativan for chronic insomnia? Dependency & difficulty in withdrawing from the drugs. I think you should find a sleep specialist who can discover what's the underlying problem with the insomnia. Neither Ambien (zolpidem) or Ativan taken that long are best options for the rest of your life, wouldn't you say? More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to sleep with headphones in?

Is it dangerous to sleep with headphones in?

No: It is fine unless it interrupts your sleep, you keep the volume too high and hurt your hearing, you need to get up to take care of a child but the volume is too loud for you to hear, or if it drowns out your smoke detectors. Best used with binaural hearing apps reviewed on this site. ...Read more

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Can having restorative sleep problems be dangerous?

Can having restorative sleep problems be dangerous?

Restorative Sleep: Yes and no if you have been sleep deprived for less than 3 days then brain has a mechanism and formula to compensate and organize all the waves again if more than 3 days or longer, chances of morbidity and mortality increase. ...Read more

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Accidentally took two unisom sleep tablets - dangerous?

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Unisom: Isolated incident & u slept well & were alert the next morning?, then u should be ok. ...Read more

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Might having a few hours of sleep per night be dangerous to your health?

Might having a few hours of sleep per night be dangerous to your health?

Delta phase sleep: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep. ...Read more

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Is the uberman sleep schedule dangerous and are there any long term side affects?

Is the uberman sleep schedule dangerous and are there any long term side affects?

Uberman: The uberman sleep schedule is a way to get more waking hours out of a day without feeling tired. The concerns include lack of consolidation of sleep overall and changing your overall sleep architecture. When looking at the grand scheme, my primary concern is severe sleep deprivation, which has been shown to be fatal is mice studies. Need to be prepared to be tired & take about 2 weeks to start. ...Read more

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