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Is It Bad If I Need A Few Beers To Get To Sleep Everynight
Yes: Mainly because it will cause you to wake up after the alcohol wears off, and because it will eventually take more than a "few" to put you to sleep. Looking at why you cannot sleep, eliminating caffeine in your diet, reduction of late night activities, regular sleep habits are all much better than using beer as a sleeping pill, or using any kind of sleeping pill. Ur doc/sleep specialist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get a bad headache everytime I wake up from a nap? Is it best for me to eliminate naps or will it get better?
Hello Young Lady: I've missed you stopping by to let me know how things've been going. Wanna go over your headache diary some time? I believe I sent you one, no? Hope you're not working in those hot places anymore. Headaches get significantly worse for every 7 degrees F elevation in temperature. Headaches upon awakening can point to something called hypnopompic type and that could point to something important. ...Read more
Why is it that I can only get 4-5 hrs a sleep a night and then I try to get more and I cant. What could help?
I took some NyQuil because I could not get to sleep I took it at 6:20am and still have not gone to sleep. So I took a benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 7:00am. Was it a good idea to do that? If not what can I go to fix it?
Others: Both products utilize the sedating side effect from older generation antihistamines and it appears that you are not benefiting from this side effect. Yet this may impair your ability to operate machinery so be sure that your alertness is not affected during your awaking hours. There are many reasons for insomnia (stress, depression etc?) . Talk to your doctor if this is a persistent issue. . ...Read more
Is it bad to sleep with earbuds in while listening to music? I've never done this but i want to try it a few times to see if it helps me sleep
Sleep with earbuds: Generally speaking, it is better to sleep without earbuds in place. If you do, no harm will come, as i presume you are not listening to loud music while you are trying to sleep. The bigger issue sounds like trouble sleeping. A noise generator in your bedroom, playing soothing sounds or music is a better choice than earbuds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can sleep through the night fine. But if I try to take a nap during the day I get a bad headache. Why is this?
Avoid Naps: If you can't sleep through the night, it is best to avoid naps. Your goal is to regulate your night time sleep, instead of playing nap catch up. Try to set a regular wake time and get out of bed after 20 mins of tossing and turning. I have more sleep tips in my feed or look up healthy sleep habits. Consult w/ your doc about the headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been nauseous and vommiting with diarrhea for the past few hrs. I think I need to sleep it off. Should I take sleeping pull or will it make it worse?
When I go to sleep, within minutes I wake up coughing/gagging. It also feels like I have stuff in my throat, and need to swallow in order to breathe. I used to get it once a month, and now it happens every time I sleep. Could this be sleep apnea or asthma
What to do if I have insomnia, and have been taking it for three years, is it advisable to take it at a overnight economy flight of 9 hours ?
Get headaches all the time i take aspirin to make it go away and even try to sleep it off still have a headache what could be wrong ?
Headache: You should talk to your doctor about them or see a neurologist, you may have migrainesor tension headaches, the causes are numerous and the treatment differs. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help me sleep if If I had a red bull like 5 hrs ago. I kinda need to sleep now.
How many nights in a row is it safe to use BenGay? I want to know if I need to take a break or if I can use it every night if need be.
Ingredient Toxicity.: The active ingredient of ben gay is methyl salicylate. Extended over use, especially in children, can be dangerous and even fatal. Older people such as adults have a larger body mass and are less likely to be affected, but there is always that possibility. Follow the directions for applications carefully. ...Read more
Is it narcolepsy if you don't get disturbed sleep (it happens a few times though)? Most days i sleep late so i black out as soon as i go to bed.
I have a tension headache. I had a beer about 9 hours ago. Is if safe to take something like ibprofen. Also is it ok to take before trying to sleep?
I have been throwing up for 12 hours. I throw up even when I sip water. I think it is food poisoning. Do I need to see a doctor about this or will it ?
See doctor: You are at risk of getting dehydrated. If your own doctor is not available, go to a hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: But it depends on the size of that one drink and how much alcohol it contains. A "beverage alcohol equivalent" is equal to one 12 ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine or one ounce of whiskey or hard liquor. For most people, having one drink per night isn't harmful. Some studies suggest that there is actually a benefit to one drink per night, especially red wine due to the antioxidants. Check with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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