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How do I decrease the amount of REM sleep I get at night

How do I decrease the amount of REM sleep I get at night

Certain medications: Certain medications, including antidepressants may decrease rem-sleep. Sleep disturbances including sleep apnea or environmental disturbances including repetitive noise may reduce rem-sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

Complex: Perhaps your neck pain is causing sleep disruption, but the abrupt dream phases raises questions of a sleep disorder in addition, and the insomnia can be eventually rather debilitating. You may well be a candidate for an overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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How do I increase the amount of REM sleep I get at night?

How do I increase the amount of REM sleep I get at night?

Get full night sleep: It is the second half of the night that the percentage of time spent in rem sleep is greatest.The trick is to get a full night's sleep. Rem can be suppressed by alcohol, stimulants, and sedatives; avoid caffeine, evening alcohol, and sleeping pills (ask your doc first if prescribed). If waking up tired despite fill night sleep, talk with your doctor about this; you may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more

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I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

Growth hormone: is released in pulses, the largest is generally 60-90 minutes after you go to sleep - however it is extremely variable depending on health, environment, diet, stress, sleep patterns, medication and other factors. Lower levels of growth hormone are present throughout the 24 hour day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to decrease my amount of REM sleep?

Can you tell me how to decrease my amount of REM sleep?

Why: Why would anyone want to so this? It's unnatural. But most meds decrease rem sleep and if you woke yourself up every hour you'd probably decrease it somewhat. Regardless i wouldn't advise it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for me to get into REM sleep?

How long does it take for me to get into REM sleep?

REM sleep: Usually in a normal average adult rem sleep starts in 90 minutes after sleep onset and progressively increases in the latter part of night. ...Read more

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Why do I get do much REM sleep but am very easily awakened?

Why do I get do much REM sleep but am very easily awakened?

Stages of Sleep: Read this article==>http://www.Aasmnet.Org/articles.Aspx?Id=1335. You will note that people who are awakened easily from rem sleep describe negative mood symptoms and awaken feeling less satisfied from sleep. Sometimes your diet and what you eat and drink just before bedtime can affect sleep patterns. You might want o consult your doctor or a sleep specialist to explore how you can modify it. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with Insomnia in 2012, i really don't want another pill but i don't sleep, i get no REM sleep. Any opinions on what i can do. Tyvm?

Was diagnosed with Insomnia in 2012, i really don't want another pill but i don't sleep, i get no REM sleep. Any opinions on what i can do. Tyvm?

Are you exercising a: and using good good sleep hygiene to fall asleep which means going to bed at the same time each night. Closing phone/computer 1 hr b4 bed and allowing yourself to stretch relax and prepare yourself for sleep. Spend time with family. Reading or doing a quiet activity. I had a client who did visualization meditation of going to sleep and it worked wonders. Let me know how it goes. ...Read more

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My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?

My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?

Yes, an underlying: Neurological impairment likely causes all symptoms. Seek evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for a genetic or other medical cause. There are known syndromes with lack of rem sleep, the most common of which is down syndrome. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are genetic tests used when there are no physical findings of a specific syndrome. ...Read more

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