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Does Laying Down Closing Your Eyes Count As Sleep
No: Sleep is a beautifully orchestrated, highly conserved, complex body function with several brain systems working in concert. It is a vital restorative process that among other things helps with memory consolidation, metabolic function, immune competence, and growth. Quiet rest does not achieve the same brain state as sleep. Sleep is just as important as diet and leading a non-sedentary lifestyle. ...Read more
Doctors is it true you do 90% of your growing when you sleep? And the other 10% when you're laying down with eyes closed?
Never...: ...Heard of that one. You probably do grow more when you lie down, since you are not fighting grtavity. ...Read more
Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.
Sinusitis: See your doctor for an evaluation. It is hard to say what the problem is. A sinus infection is one possibility. ...Read more
My 3 mo old baby has puffy red eyes, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing when laying down, even with head elevated, rectal temp of 99.9, can't sleep?
My 20 mo Old rolls his eyes back as he's falling asleep & occ. When drinking bottle laying down. A few times it's when swallowing food. Is this normal?
Sometimes when I lay down to sleep. When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?
When I lay down and about to sleep. When my eyes close I feel like I'm falling. And when I open them I feel wared out. Any cure or treatment? Help!!!
Go to bed earlier!: You may be very exhausted when going to bed, and during pre-sleep there is a phase where the muscles are slightly stiff then relax (hypnagogic myoclonic twitch or “Hypnic jerk”) that is normal before entering into sleep. It's just that you are overly aware of this sensation, versus being already asleep. So, it's more pronounced when you're overtired! See: http://www. Failedsuccess. Com/index. Php? /web ...Read more
I am not getting proper sleep when lay on the bed I closed my eyes even though my mind is not sleeping?
Help sleeping: There are many things you could try to help you fall asleep. Make sure you are tired when you go to sleep. Do not take naps during the day so you will be tired when it comes time to sleep. Do not drink caffeine in the afternoon. Do not eat too much 2 hrs before sleeping. Exercise during the day. Count sheep or numbers to get your mind off other things. Write down things you need to do. ...Read more
When im trying to get to sleep im laying in bed with my eyes closed but my right eye keeps opening and I can't control it. Should I be worried?
Yes: It might be a beginning of a change in nervous system activity. ...Read more
I have been trouble sleeping for the past fee days. I feel as if I'm just laying there with my eyes closed but my mind is awake. Should I be worried?
Sleep strategy: Your "thinking brain" and your "feeling brain" can inhibit each other. If you are trying to sleep but thinking, including observing that you are still awake, will keep you from getting to sleep. The feeling brain distracts the thinking brain so you can sleep. Running a fan in the room or focusing on how comfortable the bed feels, or any such thing allows sleep onset. ...Read more
I have anxiety and sometimes I have trouble sleeping I get a head tension when I lay down and close my eyes. It comes randomly only during the night.
Here is some of the: Info that dr. Jacobson referred to. 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. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading ; warm bath. ...Read more
I have severe dry eyes & throat only when lying down. Not just during sleep, just when laying horizontal. Am fine again soon after sitting up. Why?
Lag and Sjogrens: There is a condition called lagophthalmos that you may want to read up on that can cause the dry eye symptoms. Mouth breathing and Sjögren's syndrome needs to be examined as well. You need to visit your ophthalmologist to see if these conditions are part of the cause of your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?
I can't sleep during the day but I have to take power naps. Just lying down with eyes closed could it be alternative to power nap?
Eyes closed: It may not give you the effects of the power nap as you are not actually asleep. ...Read more
Every night when I lay down and close my eyes even before I fall asleep I feel like my bed is shaking....what could be causing this?
Inner Ear problem: Seems very likely. If you lie down during the day, does the same thing happen? The fluids in your inner ears reposition when you do this, and that can cause strange dizziness symptoms, like these. An ENT could sort it out. But look at dizziness-and-balance. Com and maybe you can find your problem there and a suggested treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
When I start to go to sleep I feel my breath cuts off sometimes while I'm laying in my back. It happens when my eyes are drowsy, what's wrong?
I have terrible head pain, neck and spine pain. Pressure behind eyes, cannot lay on head, nauseated, lack of sleep?
Yes.: This is a normal phenomenon. The most common condition that can somewhat mimic this partial eye opening in sleep is bell's palsy. Unlike the normal incomplete eye closure above, in bell's there is true weakness typically of the eye closing muscles on one side with frequent involvement of other facial muscles on that affected side. Commonly there is sound sensitivity and some change in taste. ...Read more
I always sleep with my eyes opened during the night but during the day it always closed. Why is this?
Genetic condition: My daughter and I have this condition also. As long as you don't get dry eye, there is nothing to worry about. If so, use lubricating eye gel at bedtime. This condition is found most commonly in Mongolia and in descendents from areas that the Mongolians once conquered. ...Read more
Am I tired or is it something else? I have been getting sleep, not sure if it's good sleep or just closing my eyes. I'm waking up still tired
My 6 mth old has been crying with eyes closed in his sleep at night, he will struggle, not consolable, but he is happy in daytime. How to help to stop?
Night terrors: Night terrors can occur from infancy through adulthood; 1-6% of kids have them. It's most common between 4-12 years for kids and between 20-30 years for adults. Most childhood onset sleep terrors resolve by adolescence. Other than ensuring that there's nothing in the crib your baby could bang on, there is not much to do except make sure that your baby has a consistent sleep schedule. ...Read more
Dry Eyes: Dry eyes, caused by inadequate tear production, has many potential causes, including the ageing process, side effects of certain drugs such a antihistamines, certain diseases that affect tear production, and structural abnormalities of the eyelids. If your eyes only dry out when sleeping, you may have a condition whereby your lids do not stay closed while asleep. ...Read more
Have a headache for 3days can't sleep or even close my eyes w/out hurting pain is going down into my neck left side?
Need medical help: You need to see a doc asap or go to er. Its hard ro advice you w/o exam and testing. ...Read more
Can the fan make your eyes dry when your eyes are closed or when your asleep. The fan blows on me when I go to sleep but my eyes are closed?
For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.
I've been trying to sleep and I have my eyes closed, but my eyes keep moving fast in a circle. Why?
Nystagmus: You need to see an Oculoplastic surgeon or neuro-ophthalmologist for examination. The eye movements may be related to many things, however, without a careful history and exam it is impossible to make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Occas. My 2yo suddenly wakes up crying and sitting up. Eyes still closed. Goes on about 5-25 minutes- seems like he's not there. Goes back to sleep. Help?
Poor sleep patterns: Your description is classical for a night terror, a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. Kids in a nightmare wake up when you touch them. ...Read more
I have vaginal thrush and I think IV accidently iched down there and then touched my eyes whilst I was sleeping. My eyes are aching and sore now?
pain in eyeball. Headaches if I nod. Sleeping or closing eyes feel better. Little acidity at night. Happening for past 3 days. Feeling worried!
Eyes: Hard to tell from your info. See a neurologist to figure out what is going on ...Read more
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