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Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Yes, meals: Food, particularly taken too close to bedtime or amounts that greatly distend stomach walls, can greatly affect sleep. Also the type of food/drink taken will affect sleep. If problems sleeping, consider making sure last meal or snack is at least 2 hours from bedtime and is a lighter meal. That being said, going to bed hungry can distrupt sleep. ...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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How does the amount of sleep you get affect how tired you are during the day?

How does the amount of sleep you get affect how tired you are during the day?

A lot : If you only sleep a few hours when you need 8 you will feel exhausted all day and probably have trouble functioning, the older you are the worse it is tolerated. The closer to 8 hours you slept the better the lack of sleep is tolerated and the better the function both at a job or school and in social situations and at home. ...Read more

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How does the time of day affect your reflexes?

How does the time of day affect your reflexes?

Little effect: Reflexes vary based on energy level, fatigue, nutrition, sleep, chemical balance, diet, medication ingestion, recreational drug usage, etc., but in general, in the healthy individual, there is little variation otherwise from hour to hour. ...Read more

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What are the effects of getting less than 8 hours a day have on a student what can they do to improve the amount of sleep they get each night?

What are the effects of getting less than 8 hours a day have on a student what can they do to improve the amount of sleep they get each night?

Question is answer: You left the word "sleep" out of your sentence, so obviously your lack of adequate sleep is affecting you. Studies have confirmed that sleep deprivation in students causes learning difficulties. That said, 8 hours is an average number--some people do fine on 3 hours and others need 14 hours. Whatever your correct duration is, make sure you get it. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

2 to 7 days: Wafarin response is very variable. Typically, within 2 to 3 days there is a significant reductiion in the effect and within about 5 days anticoagulation effect has largely resolved. There are antidotes available and diet will have an impact. ...Read more

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How close to the same time everyday do you have to take the pills and how does that affect the effectiveness of the pills?

How close to the same time everyday do you have to take the pills and how does that affect the effectiveness of the pills?

6 hour window: I teach my ladies to pick a 6 hour window. Ie 6 am to noon, or noon to 6, or 6 pm to midnight. This will give the best contraceptive coverage and lowest breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

Technically never...: The impact of heavy alcohol comsumption, even a single episode, has a negative impact on brain development - especially through the teen years and early 20's. Obviously the degree of impact is mediated by frequency/volume of drinking episodes. Speaking more broadly, studies show that cognition and processing can be hindered for as much as 30 days following a single episode of binge drinking. ...Read more

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I need time! is there any suggestion on how I can sleep less and still maintain the same level of energy?

Good sleep hygiene: Increasing the quality of sleep may help. Eliminate stimulants (eg caffeine), avoid alcohol in the evening, use bedroom only for sleeping/sex, sleep in a dark quiet room, do not fall asleep watching tv or listening to music, do not take sleeping pills. If you spend more time in deep stages of sleep, the number of hours of sleep you need may be less. If you wake up feeling tired, sleep more. ...Read more

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How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night? Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours? Would i perform better at work if i did? Would i remem

How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night?  Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours?  Would i perform better at work if i did?  Would i remem

Sleep : Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. There are those few select individuals who can get by with fewer hours of sleep and be unaffected by it and there are others that require more. The key is getting to a level of rem sleep, so called because it is noted that the eyes move rapidly. This is the most restful stage of sleep where the body recharges itself. Individuals cycle into and out of rem sleep several times a night. This is why it is important to have a sufficient amount of time asleep in order for the body to recover from a days activities. The most important aspect of sleep is to maintain a regular sleep and wake pattern seven days a week. Follow the link for information regarding good sleep habits. ...Read more

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How long does the morning after pill have an affect on your system and libido?

How long does the morning after pill have an affect on your system and libido?

Very briefly : Since the morning after pill is taken in one day it should have very minimal to no impact on one's libido. It may cause some temporary irregular bleeding though. I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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What is the BEST time to work out during the day, how OFTEN during the week and how much TIME is really need each day?

What is the BEST time to work out during the day, how OFTEN during the week and how much TIME is really need each day?

Arnold WouldBe Proud: These are all excellent and relevant questions, but a lot depends on you: your lifestyle, work schedule, eating schedule. And what kind of "workout?" That usually means weights. And even there, it depends on your goals. If it's aerobics, like jogging, on time of day, traffic, whatever. There's lots of stuff free online. Or you could hire a trainer. At least you know you don't know., and what. ...Read more

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