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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
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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Difficult To Wake From Sleep (Definition)

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