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What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Could sleep deprivation cause psychosis in a schizo-affective person?

Could sleep deprivation cause psychosis in a schizo-affective person?

Sleep deprivation : Sleep hygiene is extremely important for everyone but particularly for patients with a mental illness - prolonged sleep deprivation can trigger manic symptoms , lead to confusion. Disorientation and yes could exacerbate psychosis. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

Not necessarily: I need to have more information what you mean. If you aren't able to sleep (insomnia or early morning wakening with difficulty falling back to sleep) that may be a sign that some depression is starting. However, many pregnant women may have difficulty getting comfortable especially as they get larger or have to awaken to use the bathroom. So i would advise you to discuss this with your ob-gyne. ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc 
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Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Consider Nuvigil: For patients with ongoing sleepiness in spirited of cpap, Nuvigil is usually the next recorded treatment. It only occasionally raises blood pressure, but you should have it checked if you start on it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can the negative effects of sleep deprivation last restoration of normal sleep patterns?

Can the negative effects of sleep deprivation last restoration of normal sleep patterns?

Unfortunately yes: Yes, chronic sleep deprivation that is often more than the definition of 3 months but rather 5-10years, can have long-lasting effects even after sleep has been better regulated. Not to fear because most do improve if not go away. ...Read more

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Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Yes: That can occur and antiseizure meds would help. A sleep study with an expanded montage (more eeg leads) would be the way to evaluate it, or a several day ambulatory eeg. ...Read more

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What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

Multiple causes.: There are a number of changes in the body during pregnancy that can affect your comfort and lead to insomnia and restlessness. The increased Progesterone creates a persistent feeling of being short of breath. The increasing hormone levels can lead to nausea. The eventual presistent feeling of your baby moving inside can be disruptive to your ability to rest and relax, as can the enlarging uterus. ...Read more

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Could a sleep disorder cause anxiety and depression?

Could a sleep disorder cause anxiety and depression?

Sleep and mood disor: Sleep and mood disorders are often a vicious cycle. Either can cause either, or they could both be caused by something else. A good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders can help you find answers and solutions. ...Read more

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What common sleep disturbances to women experience in pregnancy?

What common sleep disturbances to women experience in pregnancy?

Lots of issues: Pregnancy can can lead to insomnia, sleepiness, restless legs syndrome and even sleep apnea. Many sleep disturbances are in the later part of the pregnancy. Treatment is possible but limited. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleep deprivation cause psychosis in a schizo-affective person?

Help plz! Can sleep deprivation cause psychosis in a schizo-affective person?

Definitely. : If one has schizo affective disorder, this is not infrequently associated with lack of sleep. This lack of sleep will magnify the personality disorder. If anyone does not get enough sleep this can at some point become a psychosis. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count , hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count , hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Many: Sleep apnea can cause many of the symptoms you described although it's unlikely to cause all of them. If you have sleep apnea, treat it to see which symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Depression: Your description does sound like you could be depressed -- suicidal ideation is definitely an alarm sign. It would be a good idea to see your physician about this to start checking your overall health. More definitive treatment can come through a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Both psychotherapy and medications can be very effective. If suicidal thoughts increase, be seen in an er. ...Read more

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How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

Closely: The symptoms of narcolepsy are those of parts of rem sleep intruding into wakefulness. These elements include sleepiness; hallucinations (dream imagery) while falling asleep or waking up; and cataplexy and sleep paralysis (both from the normal muscle paralysis that occurs during rem sleep). ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Possibly: The pill itself shouldn't cause the symptoms above. However, if taking in high amount, hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and disrupt sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more