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How much sleep do I need to fully recover?

How much sleep do I need to fully recover?

Depends on WHAT?: You don't state what you are recovering from. Most people need 7-8 hours a night of sleep. Some more, some less. Most reading I have done, recommends 8 hours of sleep a day for good functioning and brain health. If you have been severely stressed, you may need more. Good quality sleep is important along with good nutrition, exercise and mental health. ...Read more

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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 do I know how much uninterrupted sleep is necessary to remain sane?

How do I know how much uninterrupted sleep is necessary to remain sane?

As much: As much as your body asks you, in general. Sleep is naturally uneven, imperfect, dictated by physiological phenomena that we can not totally control. Of course, if it becomes extremely irregular, atypically long or short hours, it may be a sign of problems. Assuming a normal, sane person, there is no such perfect universal rule. If in doubt, you should consult your dr, and get checked. Why not? ...Read more

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I wanted to know how much would cost a rhinoplasty and how much time I am going to need to recuperation?

I wanted to know how much would cost a rhinoplasty and how much time I am going to need to recuperation?

Depends: Cost will depend on surgeon. Most of my patients recover in 3-5 days without general anesthesia. Contact me directly for more details on fees. ...Read more

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What do you need to do to recover from moderate adrenal fatigue. Need help, gaining too much weight. What do I do to fix it.?

What do you need to do to recover from moderate adrenal fatigue. Need help, gaining too much weight. What do I do to fix it.?

Hormonal Imbalance: You clearly have some hormonal problems. I would not be surprised if you have thyroid problems, estrogen and Progesterone problems and adrenal problems as these types of hormonal imbalances are interelated. You need to see an md who is highly experienced in the management of functional hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In the meantime, aovid sugars and fried foods to reduce your edible stress. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to sleep after you eat?

How long do you have to wait to sleep after you eat?

Recommend that: You wait at least 2 to 3 hour safter dinner. Dinner should be small to moderate. ...Read more

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Curious as to how much sleep do I need/when should I go to bed?

Curious as to how much sleep do I need/when should I go to bed?

Most adults: Need 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night (some a little more, and some a little less). Go to bed earlier enough to insure that you get enough sleep. Retire ; 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. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; >. ...Read more

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How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within normal range of 18-23. It is based on your weight and height. ...Read more

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How much sleep do I need?

How much sleep do I need?

8-10 hrs: however, very often easier said than done. I advise no TV or music at least 2 hours before bedtime, avoiding stimulants, aromatherapy, massage and yes..."warm milk" still works. Power napping during the daytime can help make up for any shortfall during the day. ...Read more

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How much sleep do I need?

How much sleep do I need?

7-9 hours : The average adult needs 7-9 hours each night. Judge your more precise amount based on your falling asleep, waking without alarms and fatigue patterns. ...Read more

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How long will it take me realistically to get from 89kilos to 65kilos what should I eat how much should I exercise?

How long will it take me realistically to get from 89kilos to 65kilos what should I eat how much should I exercise?

Very difficult: To answer in this 400 character or less format. A realistic weight loss plan would be to aim to lose 1-2 lbs per week. Otherwise, remember - while it's important to eat healthy - it's also important to focus on caloric restriction for weight loss purposes. Also, while exercise provides some many benefits and can help with weight loss, data suggests caloric restriction is key with weight loss. ...Read more

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How much time do I need to wait to get abiraterone?

How much time do I need to wait to get abiraterone?

Here are some ...: Do you mean you could have not got it for your or others' timely need? If so, ask the treating medical oncologist who should have much better idea and contact about abiraterone availability in the market than the average doc. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do you have to be awake before going to sleep?

I'm wondering how long do you have to be awake before going to sleep?

No prescribed period: Of time. I have many patients who wake up from sleep and immediately fall back to sleep. ...Read more

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How much exercise do I need to get each week?

How much exercise do I need to get each week?

Exercise regularly : Most physicians recommend exercising 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to go to sleep after receiving the anesthesia?

How long do I have to wait to go to sleep after receiving the anesthesia?

No wait.: After you have left the recovery room you can sleep whenever you want. Rest and sleep are one of the best things for you after surgery. You may be sleepy anyway from the pain medicine you were given. ...Read more

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How do I cure athletes foot and how long does it take to fully recover?

How do I cure athletes foot and how long does it take to fully recover?

Be preventative : You can keep on top of athletes foot by checking your feet everyday. Make sure that you dry in between your toes. If you see red dots on the bottom of your feet or scaly areas make sure you start applying an anti fungal cream. Do not use a cream in between toes since this just adds to the moisture. If you are having difficulty seeing results see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I drive and how long to recover from foot surgery?

How do I drive and how long to recover from foot surgery?

Talk to your Surgeon: These are questions that are best discussed with your surgeon because the answers can vary quite vastly depending on the nature of the condition and the surgery performed. ...Read more

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After brain surgery, how long do you have to wait to drink alchohol?

After brain surgery, how long do you have to wait to drink alchohol?

Neurosurgery: The standard recommendation is three months, sometimes longer depending on the extent of the surgery. ...Read more

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