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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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Is it healthy to sleep during the day and be awake at night?

Is it healthy to sleep during the day and be awake at night?

It may be but it is: Not in sync with our "natural clocks" that affect multiple things in our body like hormone releases that have evolved to reflect night and day so you may still not function at peak performance as a result in spite of a sound sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to sleep all day but then stay awake all night?

Is it healthy to sleep all day but then stay awake all night?

Probably not: Of course there are going to be exceptions. Most folks who have this reversed day / night activity level are not doing what is best for their body or mind. They may, however, feel they have not choice. Changing this kind of pattern is very hard, although it can be done. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should I sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should I sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read more

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I sleep on the floor to alleviate back pain but lately have been getting severe hip pain during the night, what can I do?

I sleep on the floor to alleviate back pain but lately have been getting severe hip pain during the night, what can I do?

Try a firm mattress: You are likely suffering from prolonged diect compression over the bony prominence of your hips referred to as the greater trochanter. A bursa exists between the skin and the bony prominence there, and can become inflamed and cause local pain and irritation that could easily wake you at night. Some level of padding, perhaps in the form of a firm mattress, may help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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I have tight muscles in my back. Would it be beneficial if I sleep on the floor vs my bed? I think my dad does this when his back hurts.

I have tight muscles in my back. Would it be beneficial if I sleep on the floor vs my bed? I think my dad does this when his back hurts.

Lumbar pain: I can tell by your list of ankle injuries you may be active or athletic. The sensation of tightness in your lumbar region would best respond to stretch and a gentle restorative yoga. The lumbodorsal fascia and paraspinous muscles are also accessible via skin penetration and OTC products like Salonpas patches, mentholated body balms can help along with therapeutic massage! ...Read more

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Should I sleep on the floor to fix forward head posture? It's causing breathing problems, digestive problems, dizziness, fatigure, & more. 7+ months.

Should I sleep on the floor to fix forward head posture? It's causing breathing problems, digestive problems, dizziness, fatigure, & more. 7+ months.

Sleep Apnea: Hopefully I am interpreting your question correctly, that you are having difficulty sleeping due to positioning problems, which can indicate an obstructive problem. This is why I would be recommending a work-up for osa obstructive sleep apnea (which includes a polysomnogram - sleep study- if at consult you display some of the many risk factors for this problem). Otherwise tighter asthma control? ...Read more

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Is it healthy to sleep 2-5 hours per night for extended periods? I have made it a practice to meditate before sleeping, going through and relaxing each muscle group in turn from my extremities inward while listening to looping sounds of thunderstorms. Sin

Is it healthy to sleep 2-5 hours per night for extended periods? I have made it a practice to meditate before sleeping, going through and relaxing each muscle group in turn from my extremities inward while listening to looping sounds of thunderstorms. Sin

Sleep: Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. There are those few select individuals who can get by with fewer hours of sleep and be unaffected by it and there are others that require more. The key is getting to a level of rem sleep, so called because it is noted that the eyes move rapidly. This is the most restful stage of sleep where the body recharges itself. Individuals cycle into and out of rem sleep several times a night. This is why it is important to have a sufficient amount of time asleep in order for the body to recover from a days activities. The most important aspect of sleep is to maintain a regular sleep and wake pattern seven days a week. Follow the link for information regarding good sleep habits.

Without knowing your full medical history it is difficult to assess the long term consequences of 4 hours of sleep a night for you. I am personally aware of one individual that functions well in a high pressure career with that little sleep but it is impossible to predict the long term consequences. ...Read more

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I am 23yrs old. Today ifirst time I experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy. No smoke. Rare drinking. Bt alittle more sleep. What's the cause?

I am 23yrs old. Today ifirst time I experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy. No smoke. Rare drinking. Bt alittle more sleep. What's the cause?

High blood pressure: The doctors white coat may have caused your increase in blood pressure. However, have your doctor check your urine, your eye grounds and get an ultra sound of your kidneys to rule out possible cause. If you are taking medications or otc products inform your doctor. ...Read more

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How long a baby should sleep to stay healthy?

How long a baby should sleep to stay healthy?

12-14 hours as an in: Most newborns sleep nearly 20 hours /day, but gradually are awake more. Yoing infants usuallt sleep 12-16 hours or more/24 hours. Over the months they sleep one extended period and then 2long naps - about 2-4 hours and 1-2 shorter naps about an hour or so. ...Read more

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What mental health issues might effect my sleep?

What mental health issues might effect my sleep?

Most of them: Many psychiatric problems can result in disturbing the natural ability to get to sleep or stay asleep. Anxiety disorders can disrupt an individuals ability to relax and allow the natural sleep process to occur. Clinical depression also disrupts sleep and can shorten total sleep time. Even major situational stressors can disrupt our natural tendency to fall asleep. Take care of your mental health. ...Read more

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Why is it healthy to eat and sleep on a schedule?

Why is it healthy to eat and sleep on a schedule?

Our body: Likes consistency. The body doesn't do well when treated like a ping-pong ball that is being batted back and forth. ...Read more

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Is having cold shower before sleep healthy choice?

Is having cold shower before sleep healthy choice?

It's not necessarily: Unhealthy. Only concern is that it might be stimulating & interfere w falling asleep. If it doesn't shouldn't be a problem. As an aside, our internal body clock tends to lower body temp in the evening in preparation for sleep, so theoretically, a cold shower could mirror this cycle. Cold is also a great anti-inflammatory agent for muscles sore from exercise. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy or bad to eat before you sleep?

Would it be healthy or bad to eat before you sleep?

Try to avoid: Would try to avoid eating right before bed. If you must, make it a small snack. It takes energy for the body to break down food. You want the body to be slowing down, not ramping up for a task at bedtime. ...Read more

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How does sleep directly influence a person's health?

How does sleep directly influence a person's health?

Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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Waking up in the middle of the sleep is this healthy?

Waking up in the middle of the sleep is this healthy?

Sleep cycles: sleep normally goes in cycles, each cycle last for 90- 120 minute and between these sleep can be very light or even wake up.
If you wake up and can't fall asleep again or suffer from anxiety you need to see medical professional for help ...Read more

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