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Do I have a sleeping disorder if I never have dreams?

Do I have a sleeping disorder if I never have dreams?

Probably not: You have dreams like everyone else--you just don't remember them. Not everyone remembers their dreams. Nothing to be concerned about. ...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


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Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?

Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?

See below: There need not be any abnormal lab results in a person with seizures. For factitious disorder, you may wish to consult this site and discuss the issue with your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/factitious-disorders ...Read more

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I had daytime sleep study. diangosis idiopathic hypersomnia. I have cataplexy. How can I not have narcolepsy if it says you have it if you have cataplexy.

I had daytime sleep study. diangosis idiopathic hypersomnia. I  have cataplexy. How can I not have narcolepsy if it says you have it if you have cataplexy.

Narcolepsy: If someone strictly goes by textbook then you have to have two sorems on mslt. You can test for your orexin levels, and repeat sleep study with mslt and mwt in a university sleep lab. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder?: One of the most important questions I ask is how rested do you feel during the day? The specific symptoms, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, sudden awakening, insufficient total sleep or other symptoms may all be caused by different factors. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders is essential. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

The best way: to determine the cause of your symptoms is through consult with a sleep medicine specialist and a sleep study (polysomnogram). Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it that when ever I sleep my body shakes almost as if I am having a seizure, but I don't have any diagnosed seizure disorders?

Why is it that when ever I sleep my body shakes almost as if I am having a seizure, but I don't have any diagnosed seizure disorders?

See neurologist: How do you know you shake as if you were having a seizure while you sleep? Are you awakened? Are there any other symptoms when you awaken? Does your body tend to jerk just as you're FALLING asleep or just as you're WAKING up? Is that what you're meaning? Anybody observing you while asleep to describe what's up? If none of those questions apply then, best to see a neurologist for an examination. ...Read more

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I think that I may have been molested as a child. Not sure if I dreamed it up. How can I tell?

I think that I may have been molested as a child. Not sure if I dreamed it up. How can I tell?

Difficult issue: I think all of us would like to understand why we react to life/situations the way we do and or why it differs from how others seem to.Media has noted this can produce problems in life, Studies have also shown that the idea can be implanted or acquired as an easy reason for problems.Counseling with a well trained therapist is a good way to start, but be leary of the easy answer. ...Read more

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I have a headache a day, I always want to sleep even when I have slept enough and I seem to have problems with remembering things. What could it be?

I have a headache a day, I always want to sleep even when I have slept enough and I seem to have problems with remembering things. What could it be?

Sleep apnea?: Morning headaches, particularly when associated with excessive daytime sleepiness can be a sign of sleep apnea. People with sleep deprivation have more accidents, have difficulty concentrating, and are at higher risk for diseases such as hypertension. A sleep study can help with this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do if I feel I have been mistreated by a stranger because I am disabled?

What do I do if I feel I have been mistreated by a stranger because I am disabled?

Ask for help: You must be seen by a psychologist in order to analyze , understand and accept your disability. Once you will be able to accept your problem , you will be able to deal with all other situations related. Even more: may be you will be able to help others. ...Read more

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Can I have a kid if I have never had my wet dream? I'm 20 years old but I have never had my wet dream... I do cum when I have sex but can I have kids?

Can I have a kid if I have never had my wet dream? I'm 20 years old but I have never had my wet dream... I do cum when I have sex but can I have kids?

Yes: "wet dreams" are not related to fertility. If you are curious about your fertility potential, you can get a semen analysis. It is easy, predictive and fairly inexpensive. That will give you an idea of how many sperm are in the ejaculate and how many of them are motile and thus able to reach the egg. ...Read more

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For years I have suspected I have depression or even bipolar but did not seek help, however I feel it is time I did, what can I do?

For years I have suspected I have depression or even bipolar but did not seek help, however I feel it is time I did, what can I do?

Depression: It would be a good idea to set up an evaluation with a psychologist who can give you a test and interview and give you a clear answer to your questions about whether you have a depressive disorder or not, what type, and discuss treatment options. If you wish you can contact me for online sessions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have never broken a bone or been ill, never had a cold, am i invincible?

What to do if I have never broken a bone or been ill, never had a cold, am i invincible?

Healthy: You are young and healthy and very fortunate. Keeping up a healthy immune system includes eating well, sleeping, exercising, avoiding excess alcohol, stress, smoking, illicit drugs and keeping good hygiene and hand washing. A healthy immune system will keep you from getting sick. However you are not invincible. See your doctor for a yearly check to be sure you stay healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a sleeping disorder?

How do I tell if I have a sleeping disorder?

A sleep complaint?: The diagnosis of sleep disorders, as with most other disorders, starts with a complaint. Do you have any complaints about your sleep? Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you excessively sleepy during the day? Does anyone else complain about your sleep (restlessness, heavy snoring)? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should discuss it further with your doctor. ...Read more

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I think l have sleep apnea symptoms but i don't snore. But i can't do a sleep study in my place . What should I do to know if I have sleep apnea ?

I think l have sleep apnea symptoms but i don't snore. But i can't do a sleep study in my place . What should I do to know if I have sleep apnea ?

Home sleep study: If you think you have sleep apnea. You need sleep study to diagnoses to get CPAP machine. Otherwise. Just try CPAP machine if you do sleep better and feel good during the day then use it. But your insurance won't buy it for you. ...Read more

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Do I have a tic disorder if I blink when tired?

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Do I have a tic disorder if I blink when tired?

No: That usually is a sign of tiredness. But have your doctor examine an evaluate you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had anxiety lately and have a worry?

What to do if I have had anxiety lately and have a worry?

See a doctor!: When we have fever and we don't know why, we go to see a doctor to examine us and find out what's the problem. The same thing with anxiety: its a sign that we have some emotional complications in need of care, but we don't know what it is. So, we go to see a doctor who specializes in emotional complications (a psychiatrist or a psychologist). ...Read more

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How do I know if i still have an eating disorder, or if i ever had one?

How do I know if i still have an eating disorder, or if i ever had one?

Good question: Eating disorders really vary a lot. You are smart to address it directly. If you are worried that you have an eating disorder, get some personalized attention for it. Talk to a licensed therapist about it. If this is the tip of the iceberg it is best to start dealing with it now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i have hypochondria? I had a miscarriage and now i have cyst i have convinced myself i have pcos or infertility

What to do if i think i have hypochondria? I had  a miscarriage and now i have cyst i have convinced myself i have pcos or infertility

Don't do it more: You've been through a difficult loss and now hear you have a cyst that may frighten you. These are real things. Guessing at what else is going wrong is a mistake and will not help you, but don't also guess that you 'have' a mental health problem. You are shaken, sad and frightened. Talk w/ your OBGYN to get clear info and guidance. My empathy for your feelings! ...Read more