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Dr. Heidi Fowler
132 doctors shared insights

Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Sleep disorders involve any difficulties related to sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, excessive total sleep time, or abnormal behaviors associated with sleep.


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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
132 doctors shared insights

Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Sleep disorders involve any difficulties related to sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, excessive total sleep time, or abnormal behaviors associated with sleep.


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I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

Yes: Yes it can, you should seek help. Manic episodes and bipolar disorder in general fall under the " kindling theory" principle of neurophysiology which means they get ores the more you have them and the longer the duration without treatment. Less episodes and shorter episodes mean better long term prognosis and outcome. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Tip)

Sleeping Better

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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What are some common sleep disorder treatments?

Sleep: Insomnia = cbti best, short term Ambien (zolpidem) like meds 2. Sleep apnea= CPAP is gold standard for osa3. Sleep walking = protection and ensuring safety, meds that decrease slow wave sleep4. Rbd= protection, benzo's etc. ...Read more

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What can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

What can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: First start with a good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep disorder expert. Some sleep solutions are simple, but if you have had difficulty for years, you need to stick with it and do sleep diaries and behavioral experiments. A sleep expert will also know if you need a medical assessment to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Tip)

Sleeping Better

Read book or watch tv in another room, and when start to fall asleep, go to bedroom. ...See more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
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Never drive sleepy
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I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

Complex: Perhaps your neck pain is causing sleep disruption, but the abrupt dream phases raises questions of a sleep disorder in addition, and the insomnia can be eventually rather debilitating. You may well be a candidate for an overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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I started having decreased sleep and feeling euphoric, is this a problem?

I started having decreased sleep and feeling euphoric, is this a problem?

Possibly. If you: Have euphoric mood, marked ^ in energy level, feel refreshed after little sleep, rapid thoughts, ^ productivity, ^ impulsivity, rapid speech - these could be symptoms of hypomania or mania. If this description fits you, please seek prompt medical attention. A psychiatrist would be a good place to start. If you find that your life has spun out of control then please get care at an emergency room. ...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