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Do You Get Enough 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
6 to 8: Six to eight hours is required to maximize health and performance. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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