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Histamine And Sleep Disorders
Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more
Sleep disorders: If it takes more than about 30 min. to fall asleep, if you wake up often, can't fall back to sleep, don't get enough sleep, feel tired most of the day, any of these can be signs of a sleep disorder. My primary question is how rested do you feel during the day. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale https://www.slhn.org/docs/pdf/neuro-epworthsleepscale.pdf is a good simple measure. You can contact me also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No idea: Is this another scam to make money? ...Read more
Sleep disorders: It's a multidisciplinary field involving pulmonologists, neurologists, internists, psychiatrists, psychologists, family practitioners, pediatricians, dentists, and ENT doctors. Any one of them that is trained in sleep medicine should be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes the disorder is not discovered early enough and a second study must be done. Other sleep disorders require one type of a negative sleep study then another kind after that. The long and short of it is that there are different kinds of sleep disorders an different kinds of tests with different requirements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some problem: By definition if you are sleeping enough hours 7-8 and not feeling refreshed or tired there is a problem. It could very possibly be a sleep disorder but other things could be the problem as well. You need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and possibly a work up for other causes and maybe a work up for a sleep disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No easy answer : Sleep is the symptom not the cause what is the cause sleep disorder is the biggest crises after obesity what is not letting u sleep so u need to ask your self r u in bed by 9 r u following sleep hygeine rules r u watching tv with all bad news is your brain rested enough or going 110 miles is the temp good is the bed comfortable is your body comfortable did u take a great bath or shower r no fight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medicine for sleep disorders..I am not getting my proper sleep at bad time due to insomnia?
Why do doctors refer to sleep disorders if most advice ends up being hygienic, shouldn't this be treated medically? Or is that not often possible?
"First, do no harm" : is still part of the Hippocratic oath we take. A careful history and physical may reveal the source of delayed-onset sleep or early waking as stress- or habit-related rather than sleep apnea in adults. Pills don't teach skills; learning what stimulants a person takes, diagnosing depression & teaching good sleep hygiene are important steps before prescribing potentially harmful medications. ...Read more
None, or some..maybe: For initial insomnia - research suggests some scents(eg. Chamomile) can aid relaxation, as may teas from chamomile, valerian and kava. There are no manufacturing standards for these substances, so dosages vary and are unreliable. Some people find magnesium helpful for falling asleep or for restless legs. There are no valid herbal remedies for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are many types and presentations of sleep disorders, ranging from inability to sleep (insomnia) to disrupted sleep to too much sleep. Excessive worries, medical problems, activity levels and day-night patterns, sleep apnea (sleep breathing problems) are among the common causes. When there is sustained sleep disturbance, daytime function is affected, resulting in fatigue, memory trouble, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more