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Healthy Sleep Patterns For Adults
Happier & successful: If not also taller. Whether or not "stress" can effect growth is an open question, common sense would say yes (a little)! a healthy diet, emphasizing enough sleep, and routine exercise, will lead to a more balanced and healthier teen. Perhaps they'll even gain a little height from it! ...Read more
What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more
Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more
What is the most efficient sleeping schedule for creative &productive lifestyle? How much helpful is polyphasic sleep of 20 minutes for every 4 hours?
Sleep: Generally sleeping 7-8 continuous hours of sleep is recommended. During polyphasic sleep you do have more time awake during the day but you don't completely have a chance to enter rem sleep, and if you do it is not long enough to be as beneficial as a full 7-8 hours would be. To be creative probably the 7-8 full hours, but to be productive polyphasic because you will have more time awake. ...Read more
How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)
worried 20 yr old, healthy weight/diet, exercise. 3 hours sleep for past year bad sleep 3yrs. can lack of sleep cause diabetes type 2?
Not by itself: People perform at their best when they get enough restful sleep, a balanced nutrition, exercise and work in a familiar environment. If something is preventing you from doing any of these, you will be prone to poor performance, and illness. (infections or stress effect). Type 2 DM would be unexpected at your age unless you were quiet overweight.You need to work out how to get better sleep habits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subtle but real: The average growing teenager requires 9 hours of sleep to remain healthy, perform well & achieve potential height.Growth hormone comes out in higher quantity during periods of sleep but it is not continuous. Poor sleep habits lead to weakened immunity, poor daytime performance, sleep walking or talking. ...Read more
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?
Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer