Top
20
Doctor insights on: Do People That Take Sleeping Pills Go Into A Deep Sleep Or A Light Sleep

Share
1

1
Do people that take sleeping pills go into a deep sleep or a light sleep?

Do people that take sleeping pills go into a deep sleep or a light sleep?

Depends: It depends on the pill. The newer agents allow a person to progress through all the stages of sleep naturally and feel good upon awakening and refreshed! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,987 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Never can get deep sleep cos my body wakes up again and again even with cpap, go to bed at 11-12 wake up at 11-1. Have 2 take am meds at that time too?

Never can get deep sleep cos my body wakes up again and again even with cpap, go to bed at 11-12 wake up at 11-1. Have 2 take am meds at that time too?

More than apnea: Return to your sleep doctor and make sure your CPAP is set correctly. Have your entire sleep study reviewed by the sleep physician. Something has been missed. There are more than 80 sleep disorders. If you are still having trouble you can request a copy of the initial printout of your basic sleep study results and have them reviewed by another sleep physician. I have seen a number of occasions where the physician focused on the respiratory aspects of sleep so much that other conditionswere simply missed.If all else fails then see a psychiatrist to be treated for your insomnia.It would be better yet if you could find a psychiatrist who is also boarded in sleep medicine. Most sleep medicine doctors are pulmonologists then do very well with the sleep apnea portion of sleep disorders but not always as well at some of the other more subtle aspectsof sleep.Best wishes to you. ...Read more

5

5
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

7

7
Why when I go to sleep I feel like I go into a deep sleep and wake up gasping for air feels like im gonna die?

Why when I  go to sleep I feel like I go into a deep   sleep and wake up gasping for air feels like im gonna die?

Sleep apnea or: Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common cause of this symptom, but there are other causes (including ondine's curse). A sleep study will show precisely what the cause is. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I cant sleep until past midnight.When i do sleep I go into a deep sleep .I miss my alarm and phonecalls.I also wake up with headaches and body pains.

I cant sleep until past midnight.When i do sleep I go into a deep sleep .I miss my alarm and phonecalls.I also wake up with headaches and body pains.

Further evaluation: There are various causes of initial insomnia.These include physical problems and/or mental health conditions. Medications can interfere with sleep. Lifestyle practices and stressful circumstances have a significant impact.Recreational drugs, alcohol and tobacco cause sleep issues. Underlying sleep disorders can hinder the ability to sleep and disturb sleep architecture. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
When i go to deep sleep my right side Thai starts burning , so i get up from sleep and rub that place but it doesn't stop again starts after some time?

When i go to deep sleep my right side Thai starts burning , so i get up from sleep and rub that place but it doesn't stop again starts after some time?

ROS: Reactive oxygen species causes this type of pain. Some of the products that help are ultrainflamx by metagenics, nac, bromelain+cla, phosphatidylcholine by biotics, circuzyme, cats claw by prlabs. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
Hsd a sleep study done and my 02 fell to 86% during deep sleep. is this normal? Seems low.

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

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How do you get more REM or deep sleep?

How do you get more REM or deep sleep?

Sleep: You can determine your sleep architecture by doing a sleep study and if you are deficient in any stage then you can seek to fix it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
I always lost sleep and deep sleep and dreams always expect doctors help?

I always lost sleep and deep sleep and dreams always expect doctors help?

May need sleep eval: 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

17

17
What to do if i could hear me snoring before i even happen to be in deep sleep! normal?

What to do if i could hear me snoring before i even happen to be in deep sleep! normal?

It is not normal: You may have developed sleep apnea, which is a potentially life-threatening condition. People with sleep apnea often snore, but they also stop breathing for 10 sec or more during their sleep. There is growing evidence that osa promotes vascular endothelial dysfunction, brain damage and atherosclerosis.Talk to your doctor and request a full sleep study for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Could you tell me what household medication leads to deep sleep that is safe for children?

Could you tell me what household medication leads to deep sleep that is safe for children?

Why is he not sleepy: Find out why your child is not sleeping well before you attempt to medicate him. Lack of sleep higiene causes many sleeping difficulties in kids. Make sure your child is able to self soothe in order to go to sleep and make his sleeping space only for sleep. Take tvĀ“s out of the room, and let your chils "wind" down for 30 min before you want himto fall asleep. Have a routine and be consistent. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Absent deep sleep during sleep study. Is this stage necessary? What would the symptoms be? How to get deep sleep?

REM IS CRUCIAL: REM/deep sleep is crucial , make sure to get a copy of the sleep study to confirm if sleep apnea or restless legs are present as well. You need to keep a sleep diary and try to keep your timing and preparation for bed ROUTINE. With the other symptoms full labs , TFTS EKG ECHO. Tilt table. Melatonin is my first line medication then ambien, lunesta or rozerem (ramelteon) to try and reset the sleep cycle ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
If I don't get enough deep sleep vs Light sleep could this be why I am always tired no matter how many hrs I sleep?

If I don't get enough deep sleep vs Light sleep could this be why I am always tired no matter how many hrs I sleep?

Possibly: Sleep deprivation can cause fatigue, as does excessive sleep. However, you should still see your doctor to rule out thyroid disease. If you are feeling tired with associated mood changes and weight gain, it can be related to low thyroid hormone. If the symptoms are related to abnormal thyroid, you will feel better once on therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
63 doctors shared insights

Difficult To Wake From Sleep (Definition)

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