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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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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Indirectly: The depth of sleep would not directly cause numbness, but during sleep one can hold the wrist in flexion which can then aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Varies: There may be more than one cause. Valero apnea could potentially be the cause of your slope issues. There are multiple potential causes of heel and knee pain. Getting a good medical check up and discussing with your primary care doctor would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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While sleeping can we wear ls belt?

While sleeping can we wear ls belt?

Sleep: Not sure what your question is but if you mean if you wear your pant and belt its upto you but not recommended. ...Read more

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Problem in falling asleep.When lying in bed , brain always think of random things , can't concentrate on sleep.When sometimes asleep quality of sleep bad?

Problem in falling asleep.When lying in bed , brain always think of random things , can't concentrate on sleep.When sometimes asleep quality of sleep bad?

Try focusing on your: Breathing. Make sure that your bedroom is dark ; quiet. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time. ...Read more

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Can toddlers sleep with stuffed animals?

Can toddlers sleep with stuffed animals?

Maybe: If a toddler does not have asthma or allergies it is safe for them to sleep with stuffed animals. ...Read more

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Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more

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Is there any effect by wearing sleeping boots during sleeping?

Combat Boots?: What effect are you trying to achieve by wearing the boots? It begs the question as to just what kind of boots are you wearing that you would have this concern. ...Read more

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Can pet cats sneak in and harm my baby while he's sleeping in his crib?

Can pet cats sneak in and harm my baby while he's sleeping in his crib?

I would encourage : You not to house the cat and baby together in the same room. Many sites document that an animals behavior with an infant can be unpredictable when the adult human is not present. ...Read more

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Does someone grinding their teeth while sleeping mean they are not sleeping well?

Does someone grinding their teeth while sleeping mean they are not sleeping well?

Sometimes it can!: The habit of grinding ones teeth at night is frequently associated with stress, and also with the brains dependance on endorphins. It can be predisposed by having misaligned teeth that do not fit together well. The teeth can be badly damaged by this process. Oddly enough some people wake up after a night of grinding and feel completely refreshed. The rest of the household are sleep deprived. Dr. Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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How many sleeping aid pills (kalms sleep or kalms night) would garauntee making me fall asleep?

How many sleeping aid pills (kalms sleep or kalms night) would garauntee making me fall asleep?

No guarantee: I'm afraid ther is no guarantee. Some of the over the counter things taken can actually make some people's sleep issues worse (like in the case of RLS and antihistamines (benadryl). Just be careful on using something to help with sleep even if "natural." find out what is causing you to have trouble falling asleep if you can. ...Read more

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I have degenerative disk disease and am having real difficulty sleeping soundly. Will sleeping on the floor help? Can't sleep in my bed.

I have degenerative disk disease and am having real difficulty sleeping soundly. Will sleeping on the floor help? Can't sleep in my bed.

DJD: Certainly a hard surface may be better. But this is not true for everyone. The best was to determine this is to try it out. ...Read more

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Falling asleep while sitting in lecture?

Falling asleep while sitting in lecture?

Sleep?: Are you getting enough sleep? Everyone who has to sit through multiple lectures has experienced difficult stating awake. Review notes while listening. Many college and professional school professors are not exactly exciting lecturers. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright) , difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...

I am experiencing  dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright) , difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...

It sounds like: you may have vertigo however as a diabetic there is the potential this is related to your glucose control. Additionally autonomic dysfunction could contribute as well. Bring these issues to your health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the healthiest sleeping positions?

What are the healthiest sleeping positions?

It Depends: There aren't "healthy" and "unhealthy" sleep positions from a pure sleep point of view. If you have sleep apnea, sleeping on your back worsens the breathing event. Heartburn patients should sleep with their head elevated to reduce symptoms. In pregnancy, sleeping on your side is preferable, especially in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

Teeth that move?: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete ; can move slightly but should return to their normal position. They should not move substantially while eating or during sleep. Over long periods of time, generally months to years they can drift if other teeth are missing, have severe periodontal disease or post ortho without a retainer. Habits such as bruxism (day or night) increase chance of drifting. ...Read more

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Health problems related while sleeping under ceiling fan?

Sleep and Fan: Ceiling fan is not suitable for everyone, some people feel stuffy, have breathing problems etc, the exact cause is unknown may be distribution of more dust particles in the room. ...Read more

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Sleep Position (Definition)

Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder ...Read more