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How much naptime sleep to avoid fatigue?

How much naptime sleep to avoid fatigue?

Varies: Many people do not feel the need to nap at all during the day. It will help your energy if you use that time to exercise instead. If you do need to nap, however, authorities now believe you can accomplish as much with a "power nap" of 10-15 min. Than with a longer nap that may leave you feeling loggy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

Individual,age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep. ...Read more

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How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

Light and Oxygen: If you feel you have more daytime sleepiness than you should given your work and sleep schedule see your doctor - sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can disrupt sleep without you knowing it. General tips - try to keep to a regular schedule of light and dark (without that your circadian rhythms will be messed up and you'll have trouble waking up. Also regular exercise, but not too late. ...Read more

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How can I avoid sleeping too much due to depression?

How can I avoid sleeping too much due to depression?

Hypersomnia...: It can be tough! Great question. Often times medication needs to be used and carefully titrated to get you to a place for you feel optimally better. Recommend you work with a doctor who takes their time and is willing to try a number of meds. Most important sleep hygeine rec: find a way to make sure you get up at a set time every day and have a structured day of activities to keep busy. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to stay wake, and lose sleep?

Can stress cause you to stay wake, and lose sleep?

Yes: Yes, many who are stressed can experience insomnia or other sleep intrusions. Try stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep relaxed breathing, counseling, and getting regular physical activity. ...Read more

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How to reduce sleepiness when studying?

How to reduce sleepiness when studying?

Enough sleep: Make sure you get enough hours of sleep, people are different, some people need 6-7 hours and some people need 10 hours but in average we need 7.5-8 hours. If you still sleepy despite of getting enough hours of sleepiness we need to check the sleep quality , at that point you need to see sleep doctor. ...Read more

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How to sleep well at daytime?

How to sleep well at daytime?

Here are some...: suggestions for better daytime sleep: Tell your family, friends and neighbors about your schedule so they can help not to interrupt your sleep. Consider posting a sign on your door stating that you are a daytime sleeper. Consider extra-dark shades or an eye mask. Consider having soothing background noise if this helps you to sleep. make sure the temperature is cool. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Working irregular shifts. Days/nights mixed up, sleep not restful. Too restless for melatonin to work, too fatigued to stay awake to reset schedule?

Sleep hygiene: Best way to reset your clock is to start sleeping at regular hours. If switching shifts cannot be avoided, planning for expected changes in shift schedule like lighting adjustment and sleep hygiene with darkening the room, avoiding noise and blue light before sleep time will help. ...Read more

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How much sleep debt can be caught up? Like if you don't sleep much for 2 nights.

How much sleep debt can be caught up? Like if you don't sleep much for 2 nights.

Depends: Probablydependsprobably not too much unless you sleep for a prolonged period of time but your body will probably argue with you. You will probably need a week or so of nightly extra sleep to recover. ...Read more

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How to avoid thinking too much that leads to stress?

How to avoid thinking too much that leads to stress?

Stay in present: Staying in the present as much as possible can help to avoid over-thinking -- but some thinking can be a good (not bad) thing. Ruminating about the past and worrying about the future generally increases feelings of stress, when it's only in the present moment that we can make a difference in whatever is actually happening. Mindfulness, breathing exercises, & yoga, can all help train your mind. ...Read more

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How much caffiene do you need to stay awake through the night?

How much caffiene do you need to stay awake through the night?

It depends: The amount of caffeine needed to stay awake all night depends on many things. The amount of sleep you have had recently plays a large role. Your bodyweight and other medication also are factors as well as your age. There is no easy answer. ...Read more

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Is to much sleep bad?

Is to much sleep bad?

Sleep: Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality as long as you average this amount and feel refreshed you should be fine. ...Read more

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How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

Magnesium,Relaxation: Magnesium deficiency is common & causes insomnia.Supplementing with mag. glycinate or taurate or a warm bath with epsom salts before bed can help.See http://bit.ly/1dpAi09. Relaxation techniques can be helpful- see http://bit.ly/1w73BeJ & http://bit.ly/1jGRrm3.Search "sleep relaxation" on youtube for guided meditations & music. Many sleep better if they turn off wi-fi! See http://bit.ly/1igRs4g ...Read more

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How to reduce sleep while studying?

How to reduce sleep while studying?

Don't procrastinate: There is no legal way for you to be taking medication to reduce sleep for the sole purpose of studying. Decreasing your sleep while studying is likely to lead to poorer performance than if you had not procrastinated in the first place. If your difficulty is with procrastination, please get into therapy to deal with that. Please don't forget the crash from caffeine is likely to impair your performance in the long-haul anyway. It is certainly not helpful in this situation. Would you want your surgeon to cram for your operation the night before he operates? Would you want him to consume a lot of caffeine? Worse yet, would you like him to be on stimulants while operating on you? Please learn to live life without these crutches. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep deprivation does it take to lead to psychosis?

Was wondering how much sleep deprivation does it take to lead to psychosis?

Depends on person: Although this is individual, generally after about 36-40 hours of wake, humans begin to lose control of thought processes. Our bodies generally protect against this and cause us to fall asleep unintensionally. Chronic sleep deprivation that is more common is on more subtle level and causes more issues with generalized anxiety and depression symptoms rather than frank psychosis. ...Read more