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What can not getting enough sleep do to you?

What can not getting enough sleep do to you?

Health problems: Lack of sleep can create multiple health and mental problems. These may include depression and an increased susceptibility to illness. ...Read more

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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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What happens to you if you don't get enough sleep?

What happens to you if you don't get enough sleep?

Get exhausted: Make errors in judgment and have higher rates of accidents and probably have a shorter and more dangerous life because of it. Get the sleep you need to function well. As Ben Franklin taught us:"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." ...Read more

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How do you know you have sleep paralysis?

How do you know you have sleep paralysis?

Narcolepsy: The sleep issues associated with narcolepsy include vivid nitemares, daytime sleep attacks, cataplexy, and sleep paralysis. The latter occurs when one awakens, opens eyes, and cannot move for a few seconds. Might consult a sleep specialist if this describes you. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are properly oxygenated sleep.

How do you know if you are properly oxygenated sleep.

Measure it: The only way to know this is to measure oxygen levels in the blood during sleep. This is done with a simple clip over one of the fingers. This can be done with a home oximeter (the device for measuring oxygen levels) but ideally would be done as part of a sleep study (either at home or in the sleep lab). ...Read more

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How do you know if you are getting enough water during exercise?

How do you know if you are getting enough water during exercise?

Voiding: If you can void (pee) after exercise and it's pale yellow or clear then you are hydrating well enough. Prehydrate (before exercise) by drinking 8 oz of non-caffeinated fluid in the hour before exercise. Generally take in 1 oz of water every 15 min (about a mouthful). Water is fine unless you are exercising longer than 2 hrs then consider taking in a small amount of carbohydrate and electrolytes. ...Read more

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Do sleeping pills help get to sleep if you have tonsillitis?

Do sleeping pills help get to sleep if you have tonsillitis?

Sleep Pills: Yes, if you respond well to them and the pain is not severe enough and you have taken treatment for tonsillitis also. ...Read more

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What to eat or drink if you didn't have enough slee?

What to eat or drink if you didn't have enough slee?

What : Do you mean what to eat if you don't have enough sleep? I healthy diet with lots of raw fresh fruits and vegetables and water is always good ...Read more

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What can you do if you are unable to sleep at night?

What can you do if you are unable to sleep at night?

Dont lay in bed!: Whatever it is, dont lay in bed for more than 15-20 minutes. You dont want to associate the frustration of not being able to get to sleep with the bed and bedroom. This unconscious association is what makes normal insomnia into chronic insomnia. So get up and leave your bedroom. Try a snack, relaxation exercises, and even exercise 5-6 hours before you want to sleep. ...Read more

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How do you know if you had a good nights sleep when chronically sleep-deprived?

How do you know if you had a good nights sleep when chronically sleep-deprived?

Sleep specialist: If you are chronically sleep deprived, it's essential to find out why. If it's due to long hours at work or play, that needs to be dealt with. If you are simply unable to sleep, see your doctor to discuss what the issues may be. If you are falling asleep the moment you hit the pillow, you are sleep deprived. And you can't "make it up" on weekends. Good sleep will make you feel good during the day. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have sleep apnea?

What can you do if you have sleep apnea?

CPAP: First line treatment of apnea is cpap. Weight loss is important. A mouth guard may help and there are surgical options. ...Read more

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What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

Sleep lab: To diagnose sleep apnea you need to undergo a sleep study, usually in a sleep lab. Look for a board certified sleep specialist, typically a pulmonologist, neurologist, or ENT physician. ...Read more

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What should I do to get better sleep at night?

What should I do to get better sleep at night?

Tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours sleep do you get a night?

6 to 8: Six to eight hours is required to maximize health and performance. ...Read more

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How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

Mostly on you: Some may say that when every available modality has been tried and is unsuccessful, then it is time. It may depend on your financial resources for infertility services. It is a personal decision based on what you are willing to tolerate as far as testing, procedures, costs, and results. Your personal beliefs may play a role. Consultation with your reproductive endocrinologist is also paramount. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I do to get more energy?

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What do you recommend I do to get more energy?

1st find cause: What I mean is why do you consider energy low? What's changed? What's different? Depression? Stress? Poor nutrition? Lack of exercise? Inadequate sleep? Poor quality of sleep? Medication side effects? Side effects from (contaminated) dietary supplements? Frequent urination? Blood in stool? Ribbon flat or pencil thin stool? Cough? Shortness of breath? Edema or swelling? Go see ur Family Doc 4 eval ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to a child if they do not get enough sleep?

Can you tell me what occurs to a child if they do not get enough sleep?

Sleep: If a child doesn't get enough sleep he becomes crabby and irritable, refuses to eat and in the pong run his growth is affected ...Read more

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What happens if we don't get enough sleep? Can you die without sleep?

What happens if we don't get enough sleep? Can you die without sleep?

Yes!: Being tired all the time may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. Not getting enough sleep puts tremedous stress on all your major organs, particularly the brain and heart. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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What do you take if you can't get any sleep?

What do you take if you can't get any sleep?

Try sleep hygiene: 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

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