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Is it bad to consistently get barely any sleep?

Is it bad to consistently get barely any sleep?

Not healthy. Use: Good sleep hygiene to try to improve your sleep. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in. ...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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I fell down a flight of 20(step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now i barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

I fell down a flight of 20(step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now i barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

Pain: Need to be evaluated for possible disk problem. Do you have pain that travels into your legs? Do you have any weakness in your legs? Any change in your bowel or bladder habits? These are important questions that your doctor will want to know the answers to. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I barely ever can get to sleep i need help!?

I barely ever can get to sleep i need help!?

First to find cause: First eliminate known causes of insomnia.Get a sleep study done & tx, if needed.Learn & follow sleep hygeine rules. How many hours of sleep u get? Proper tx of any psychiatric conditions, leading to insomnia. Stop, if using illicit drugs or alcohol. Try hypnotics prescribed by an M.D. R/o physical causes. R/o insomnia, caused by meds u r taking? Keep same sleep routine. P p p pcp p p. ...Read more

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How bad is it to workout when you don't get enough sleep?

How bad is it to workout when you don't get enough sleep?

Workout: Work out within 2 hours of sleep or when trying to fall asleep can enhance metabolism and the brains excitation leading to insomnia. ...Read more

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Im a student and i only get bout 3=4 h sleep a day. Is this bad for my health?

Im a student and i only get bout 3=4 h sleep a day. Is this bad for  my health?

Yes: Sleep deprivation will affect memory. Your memory will affect your testing, which affects your grades. Go see your doctor! ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him? Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him?  Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more

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I currently get about half my sleep during the day and half at night. Is that a bad thing?

Sleep pattern: Better to get 7-9 hrs in a row a day at your age. Deep sleep is important in health and may not occur with short spurts of sleep. Do the Epsworth sleep scale and if score is high ask your GP about sleep problems. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was get into sleep at 00:25 and i wake up on morning 5:35.Is this bad?

What do you advise if i was get into sleep at 00:25 and i wake up on morning 5:35.Is this bad?

Not enough.: Generally we want to see six to nine hours of sleep nightly for effective sleep and minimization of health consequences of sleep deprivation. You're not sleeping enough. ...Read more

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Is it bad if get to sleep longer then 8 hours a day? I wake up at 11:30am or around 12pm. Is this bad?

Is it bad if get to sleep longer then 8 hours a day? I wake up at 11:30am or around 12pm. Is this bad?

NO IT IS NOT: no it is not most likely your body need these extra hours of sleep. when you deprived your body from something it will take it back one way or other you are ok ...Read more