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Is It True That We Sometimes Stop Breathing While Sleeping
Yes: There is a condition called sleep apnea which can be due to the anatomy of the upper airway or can be caused by abnormalities in the brain. The latter is referred to as central sleep apnea. Either way people with sleep apnea have numerous episodes each night in which they briefly stop breathing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it true that sleeping while hair is wet has bad effects ...some even says it could make you crazy?
Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?
Relaxation: The heart rate drops in sleep because the body and mind are relaxed and not active. Also, circadian rhythms lower your stress hormones and increase others to allow the body and mind time to recuperate. Heart rate can and should have low periods during the day when resting. Biofeedback, and other meditation skills can help lower the heart rate during the day as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that when babies sleep a lot sometime, is because they are going through a growth spurt?
Yes: That is a possibility as long as the child is not ill or loosing weight. ...Read more
Nocturnal asthma: Asthma symptoms that occur at night (usually around 2-3 am) is a problem if it occurs more than twice a month. This can mean the asthma is not controlled. The reasons are many-lower blood cortisol level, breathing in indoor allergens and/or cool dry air, and other reasons we don't understand. Death from asthma is uncommon but preventable. See your allergist. ...Read more
Not that: I don't know that this is a problem...Ideally you should be in a relaxed environment, but i don't know of a problem with eating..Why? Check with your family doc and a dietician. ...Read more
In theory, can anxiety exacerbate chest congestion? I am not asking if it causes it necessarily, only if it makes it worse, theoretically?
What is it called when you are awake but can't actually wake up from sleeping? Is this something serious?
I am so sensitive to loud noises (some aren't even that loud) some make me feel like crying. What is this? Sometimes it is worse that other times.
Answer to loud noise: It sounds like a condition called tinnitus which is perceiving sound without any stimulus. Best options is to see a ear/nose/throat physician and have a hearing test. This can also be caused by ear problems, neurological problems, medications, diabetes, and nutritional issues. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Get checked: Get checked. Typically if there some sort of blockage it will cause a person to become a mouth breather. Rule out respiratory and sinus issues that might be causing the problem ...Read more
Is it true that humans use 5% of their potential brain power? if this is true what would happen when using more, or even 100%?
It's a "guesstimate": This number is out there to communicate to people that the human brain is POWERFUL! If you surveyed 100 neuroscientists about this question the answer would vary a lot!! The point is the brain's capacity, for most of us, is limitless. Speculating on what the world would be like if we used our brains' full capacity is a fascinating topic but it is, truly, unanswerable. Go in good health:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
??: Can u drink water at the same time as u r coughing? ...Read more
How is it possible to only have anxiety during the day and not at night, literally when the sun goes down? For me it never happens while sleeping.
Hard to Say: Anxiety is a strange thing. Everyone that suffers anxiety issues has different triggers & by definition it is difficult to control them yourself. You may wish to work with a counselor to help you learn to better deal with your anxiety during the day but worrying about why it is worse during the day than at night will not help at all & only make it worse! it could also be job related anxiety. ...Read more
Is it true that all birth control pills raise your cortisol levels?
If so, is that why insomnia is often a problem while on them?
What can be done?
Not all do that: And most people have no trouble sleeping on bc pills, at your age if u take the bc pill u should be on the lowest one loloestrin - only 10 mcg estrogen, and if do not want kids, i offer my pts office tubal sterilization- easy takes 5 minutes u are awake, and then after that if u want no more periods I do office endometrial ablation- so no more periods, and u won't have to worry about your sleep. ...Read more
Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Decay happens!: The same rules apply whether you bottle feed or nurse...Teeth that are not cleaned and are covered with breast milk, formula or food will be at higher of decay. The cure is to make sure you use the age appropriate oral hygiene techniques after ever feeding - even bedtime! you're the parent and you create the culture of oral healthcare and oral hygiene in your home. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: That is the natural state for you to sleep in. Melatonin is a hormone that is only secreted in darkness, and it mediates a great deal of things that your brain needs to do while you sleep. Think of it like your hard drive cleaning itself. If you choose to sleep during the day, make sure the room is completely blacked out, and is cooled to 68 degrees fahrenheit. ...Read more
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