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How do I stop yawning so much? I already sleep 7 hr a night.

How do I stop yawning so much?  I already sleep 7 hr a night.

Not enough: I don't know how old you are, but if you're yawning a lot, and only getting 7 hours a night, you need more. There are a select few for whom 7 hours is enough, but most need at least 8 if not 10 hours a night. If you're falling asleep the moment your head hits the pillow, you are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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I have heared tht only 6 hrs sleep required and max. 7 hrs, but why i feel so sleepy if i take only 7 hrs speep?Plz help, how to avoide sleep, i m stdnt

I have heared tht only 6 hrs sleep required and max. 7 hrs, but why i feel so sleepy if i take only 7 hrs speep?Plz help, how to avoide sleep, i m stdnt

Not enough sleep: Everyone needs a different amount of sleep, some people need only 6 hours, most people need 7-8 hours, some even need 9 hours/night. If you're trying to sleep less hours than your body needs, the lack of sleep will catch up with you eventually. Your body is telling you that 7 hours is not enough sleep for you. You may get by with less sleep temporarily, but not long term. ...Read more

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I often awake at night hallucinating for about 20 secs before i really wake up - enough time to act on whatever i see. It's dangerous. How can I stop?

I often awake at night hallucinating for about 20 secs before i really wake up - enough time to act on whatever i see. It's dangerous. How can I stop?

Hypnopompic: Hypnopompic hallucinations are dreams that occur just on the edge of sleep when you are waking up. If they occur with other symptoms they are indicative of a sleep disorder. Otherwise they are normal. It means you are having rem episodes on the verge of wakefulness. You should be paralyzed during rem. If you are not, see a sleep doctor. Make sure you are not sleep restricted or caffienated. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel tired and sleepy when studying.I already sleep six hours a day. Do I need to exercise or do something? how much time is proper?thanks

I sometimes feel tired and sleepy when studying.I already sleep six hours a day. Do I need to exercise or do something? how much time is proper?thanks

Six hours of sleep: nightly is not a lot of sleep for a 17 y.o. Try for one or two hours more. Take a brief stretch break every one to one and one-half hours when studying. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I don't eat anything until 6:30 at night? I am on zyprexa and I have zero until around 5:30. Also I eat late at night to help me sleep.

Is it bad if I don't eat anything until 6:30 at night? I am on zyprexa and I have zero until around 5:30. Also I eat late at night to help me sleep.

Yes: Poor eating habits affect your emotions as well as your overall health and energy level. People with eating habit described above are likely to develop emotional issues, have low energy, Obese, likely to develop type 2 DM. ...Read more

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I can't sleep..I have terrible nightmare every time I sleep. I've sadly resorted to drinking until I can sleep. I stopped drinking. I just want peace?

I can't sleep..I have terrible nightmare every time I sleep. I've sadly resorted to drinking until I can sleep. I stopped drinking. I just want peace?

Nightmares: I am a trauma and sleep disorder expert and teach a class that helps people start sleeping thru dreams right away. My book, No More Nightmares-How to Use Planned Dream Intervention to End Nightmares, and the class I have taught to over 35,000 people world-wide, help people with the PDI skill to teach the sleeping brain that there is no such thing as a bad dream, so you sleep thru them and feel ref ...Read more

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I can't sleep. It takes me hours get to sleep. And when I do I sleep for hours. I mean sleep at 5am until 2 pm. I need help sleeping to get up early?

I can't sleep. It takes me hours get to sleep. And when I do I sleep for hours. I mean sleep at 5am until 2 pm. I need help sleeping to get up early?

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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What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene, such as establishing a bedtime schedule, avoiding alchohol, excess food or exercise prior to bed, etc. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleep at night so I'm taking meds such as "panadol night" to help me sleep, I know I shouldnt do it but I can't sleep unless i take?

I'm having trouble sleep at night so I'm taking meds such as "panadol night" to help me sleep, I know I shouldnt do it but I can't sleep unless i take?

Ok.: Try Melatonin 3-5mg at night. If no relief Ambien (zolpidem) is a good one to try. Maintain sleep hyzeine....Go to bed at same time, Bed is for sleep only, Radio/TV/Phone/ related thing is to be avoided in bed. Nicotine caffine to be avoided after evening. ...Read more

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Whenever I fall asleep, I start to realize that I'm sleeping after about an hour and then I wake myself up... How can I stop this?

Whenever I fall asleep, I start to realize that I'm sleeping after about an hour  and then I wake myself up... How can I stop this?

Several thoughts: Early awakening can be due to various causes, the most common of which is depression. If feeling sad or depressed get help from your physician. Depression is treated with medication and/or counseling. The most effective counseling seems to be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). There are apps for your smart phone to learn CBT. For info on depression, type in search box just: bit.ly/1xUALOL ...Read more

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Why do I become sleepy after I give myself an orgasm? It's helps me sleep at night but i'm curious..

Why do I become sleepy after I give myself an orgasm? It's helps me sleep at night but i'm curious..

Hormones: The period after orgasm, the refractory period, is when prolactin and oxytocin are released. And it's thought that the relaxing feeling is in part from these hormones. ...Read more

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I feel really sleepy , I can't sleep much at night only after 5.am and I wake up at 11,12 in afternoon so I get about 7 hours Asleep,is it not enough?

I feel really sleepy , I can't  sleep much at night only after 5.am and I wake up at 11,12 in afternoon so I get about 7 hours Asleep,is it not enough?

That's fine if...: If a person works the 3 - 11 p.m. shift, and then does other things until about 5 a.m., it's fine to sleep 5 a.m. to noon. Otherwise, there may be a problem... one that a trip to the primary care doctor can help figure out. It is hard to make a person fall asleep. So, to reset a sleep schedule, it is easier to set the WAKE-UP time earlier each day until the desired proper WAKE-UP time is reached. ...Read more

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I'm 18. I have trouble staying asleep almost every night. I just want to know why it happens. I take tranquil. Helped at first then stopped week later?

I'm 18. I have trouble staying asleep almost every night. I just want to know why it happens. I take tranquil. Helped at first then stopped week later?

You are young and: likely have issues with stress and coping problems. Those are the most common reasons for a young woman to have insomnia. Your hormones just don't allow you to do that unless psychologically something else is "blocking" your hormones from carrying out the circadian rhythm. Otherwise, smoking and alcohol do play a large part in messing up your natural sleep hygiene, as well as caffeine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 8 hours sleep at night but im still tired can anybody advice what i can do?

What to do if I have 8 hours sleep at night but im still tired can anybody advice what i can do?

What was the quality: Of your sleep? Are you hydrating w at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day? Do you have a nutritious diet? Are you getting physical activity on a daily basis? Here are some sleep hygiene tips- perhaps they can help with your quality of sleep. Etire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. ...Read more

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I just started working nights in a busy er. How do I adjust to the sleep issues. I can't sleep at nights even on days off. How do I fix this?

I just started working nights in a busy er. How do I adjust to the sleep issues. I can't sleep at nights even on days off. How do I fix this?

Melatonin-one option: Might consider melatonin plus 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 include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night. I go to high school and I am really tired all day. Can you tell me good methods to fall asleep?

I can't sleep at night. I go to high school and I am really tired all day. Can you tell me good methods to fall asleep?

Sleep hygiene: First practice sleep hygiene (type term in browser for details). Take melatonin two hours before desired sleep time. Purchase and faithfully wear blue-blocker sunglasses to block stimulation of the ganglion cells of the retina which, in bright light (such as in front of a computer like I am now) send a message to the brain that it is not time to sleep. No caffeine and no alcohol. ...Read more

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How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

Not : Not sleeping well is a very frustrating condition. You may have already tried not drinking caffeine after noon, not exercising too close to bedtime, and not using your computer or tv within an hour of bedtime. Consider adding "white noise" such as a fan. Be sure that your room is cool and not overly warm. Eating light during the day, then having a larger meal at around 7 pm or so can be helpful. If these don't work, you may want to see your doctor or even a sleep specialist to discuss your situation. ...Read more

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How can I sleep well? I always wake up few times during the night for more than a month. I think I sleep too shallow but I don't know why.

How can I sleep well? I always wake up few times during the night for more than a month. I think I sleep too shallow but I don't know why.

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...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