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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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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 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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What can I do to help myself get going in the morning (avoiding caffeine)? I wake at 5am and get 8-9 hrs of sleep per night.

What can I do to help myself get going in the morning (avoiding caffeine)? I wake at 5am and get 8-9 hrs of sleep per night.

Morning excercise: It is not clear what you mean by "get going". You may be suffering from depression. If you are mentally/emotionally not ready, but physically okay, try getting into a routine of aerobic excercise in the morning. Vigorous excercise is also therapeutic for depression, just in case. ...Read more

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What can sleep depravation cause? I work overnight and take care of my kids during the day. I do not sleep

What can sleep depravation cause? I work overnight and take care of my kids during the day. I do not sleep

Declining performanc: Sleep deprivation eventually takes its tole on performance.Danger behind the wheel of a car, susceptibility to illness, sleep walking are a few issues. Get what you can or trouble will come. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?

How can I get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?

Limit length of naps: Your baby has one period of deep restorative sleep per day & you can push it into the night if you avoid long day naps. Waking baby during the day to feed after a 2 hr nap, and keeping it up for at least 5 min if unintrested will teach babies internal clock to get its best sleep at night. Even if up a lot the night before, don't allow > 3 hr naps. ...Read more

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How can I sleep at night, instead of during the day?

How can I sleep at night, instead of during the day?

Sleep hygiene : Check out this link. Follow it daily and your body will adjust. http://www.sleepeducation.com/essentials-in-sleep/healthy-sleep-habits ...Read more

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After exercise in the morning I am getting sleep .... Can I take a nap of one hour ?...and please advise me how to get rid of excessive sleepiness?

After exercise in the morning I am getting sleep .... Can I take a nap of one hour ?...and please advise me how to get rid of excessive sleepiness?

Depends: It is important to get the right amount of sleep as many people are sleep deprived. Most people say 7-8 hours a day is ideal. This can be divided to include a nap schedule permitting. If you are requiring substantially more than that then a good medical workup and possibly a sleep study should be done to rule out a medical condition such as sleep apnea for example. ...Read more

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How do I stay asleep and increase my total amount of sleep?

How do I stay asleep and increase my total amount of sleep?

Sleep hygeine: Sleep hygiene means having a quiet, dark room to sleep in. Not watching television in the bedroom. Avoid alcohol before bed, and limit caffeine in the afternoon and evening. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase the amount of time i last in bed?

What can I do to increase the amount of time i last in bed?

Outercourse: Spend at least 15-20 minutes on foreplay until both partners are wet and secreting mucous, Say, "stop" when close to orgasm and back off. Communicate: tell your partner where, when and how to touch you. Change positions frequently and take small"mini' breaks", then continue. Use all of you senses, Utilize incense, music, video or aromatherapy. Shop for lingerie and toys together.- for starters ...Read more

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I need help! i keep waking up in the middle of the night andcannot go back to sleep. I have been getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night.

Sleepless Slumber: At age 18 years old, the first thing you need to do is practice excellent sleep hygiene. Go to bed & get up at the same time every day. Your bedroom should be used only for sleep - not for computers, tv or long cell phone chats. No late night exercise or meals. At your age you wouldn't (shouldn't) be drinking alcohol but also cut down on (or out) caffeine. Cont'd. ...Read more

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I usually go to sleep at the same time with no problems. but once I wake any amount of hours later, I lose my sleep. completely.can't stop thinking. ?

I usually go to sleep at the same time with no problems. but once I wake any amount of hours later, I lose my sleep. completely.can't stop thinking. ?

Relax before sleep.: One prepares for sleep by releasing things prior to sleep. Cutting off stimulation--electronics, information, and muscle--to prepare for sleep. Some people believe they thrive from stimulation but if it interferes with rest they are wrong. ...Read more

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•I'm 19 can not get sleep at night •during the day I get tired and take a nap. •how can I prevent this from happening?

•I'm 19 can not get sleep at night                     •during the day I get tired and take a nap. •how can I prevent this from happening?

Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder involving the loss of the brain's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. There is also disturbed sleep at night which is confused with insomnia. Get yourself evaluated . See a neurologist ...Read more

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I desperately need sleep between 3pm and 6pm regardless of the previous night's sleep and regardless of my daily activities. How can I treat this?

I desperately need sleep between 3pm and 6pm regardless of the previous night's sleep and regardless of my daily activities. How can I treat this?

Start having your DR: Check your thyroid level. Note you are on thyroxine for hashimoto's thyroiditis. Any underlying medical causes need to be addressed. Follow through w excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may. ...Read more

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Can't sleep at night nomatter how hard i try and even if i did iwake up in the middle of the night and can't go back..Am really tired no energy at all?

Can't sleep at night nomatter how hard i try and even if i did iwake up in the middle of the night and can't go back..Am really tired no energy at all?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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Why can't i sleep through the night? I go to sleep at 10 and wake up in a couple of hours and i can't get back to sleep until late in the day help me

Why can't i sleep through the night? I go to sleep at 10 and wake up in a couple of hours and i can't get back to sleep until late in the day help me

Change sleep habits: Only use the bedroom to sleep not to watch tv or read etc exercise about 2 hrs before sleeping drink 1 tbsp honey in warm chamomile tea no stimulants such as coffee or chocolate or spicy food at early dinner keep bedroom dark and quiet. ...Read more

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Short breath at the time of sleeping. I smoke 4-5 cigarettes per day. I have a very tiring schedule and i need to sleep at night . What is the cure?

Short breath at the time of sleeping. I smoke 4-5 cigarettes per day.  I have a very tiring schedule and i need to sleep at night . What is the cure?

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath may have many sources and this should be carefully evaluated, preferably by a pulmonary specialist. You should definitely stop smoking. Whether your inability to sleep and the shortness of breath are due to the same thing remains to be determined. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I stay asleep and increase my quality of sleep?

Sleep hygeine: Sleep hygiene means having a quiet, dark room to sleep in. Not watching television in the bedroom. Avoid alcohol before bed, and limit caffeine in the afternoon and evening. ...Read more

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I can't sleep because of exercising. I don't take any kind of stimulants and I work out in the mornings. I still feel stimulated at night.?

Insomnia is complex: Exercise is good for sleeping; insomnia takes many forms and sometimes it is hard to recognize. You can talk to a board certified sleep specialist to explore why you are having trouble getting to sleep. Be sure you have eliminated caffeine - coffee, tea, chocolate. ...Read more

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I feel jerks before going 2 sleep at any time of the day. .Can you help?

I feel jerks before going 2 sleep at any time of the day. .Can you help?

It's normal: These jerks are normal. Have you ever seen a dog sleeping and dreaming? Those twitching movements happen because our brain shuts off our body so we don't act out our dreams while we sleep. Myoclonic jerks are similar movements that can occur right as you fall asleep. If you're sleep deprived, they are more likely to happen. ...Read more

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