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Doctor insights on: Is It Unhealthy To Get Little Sleep During The Week And A Ton On The Weekend

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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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Have insomia i get little sleep then if i fall asleep during the day or at night i'll sleep for 10-15 hrs and struggle to get up typical insomia?

Have insomia i get little sleep then if i fall asleep during the day or at night i'll sleep for 10-15 hrs and struggle to get up typical insomia?

Not normal: You are alternating between sleep deprivation and hyper somnolence . You have a seizure disorder. I recommend you see a neurologist who specializes also in sleep medicine to sort out these issues. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend says I fart a ton in my sleep. I don't fart during the day, but she counted 50 farts in a night why?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend says I fart a ton in my sleep. I don't fart during the day, but she counted 50 farts in a night why?

Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. Could consider a course of probiotics &/or diet exclusions, but recommend evaluation if this is significant change. ...Read more

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I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day(sat) if i don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?

I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day(sat) if i don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?

Lupus Therapy: Antimalarial drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are excellent alternatives for people with lupus who do not respond well to Ibuprofen or Aspirin (bayer aspirin, bufferin, ecotrin).Many people on antimalarial drugs experience significant relief of their symptoms, especially rashes, fatigue, and joint and muscle pains. ...Read more

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During the time I go to sleep I get a continuous blocked nose that occurs, this had happened since the past couple of weeks, what could it be? Help!

During the time I go to sleep I get a continuous blocked nose that occurs, this had happened since the past couple of weeks, what could it be? Help!

Stuffy nose: You can have allergic rhinitis if this is something new. Have you moved recently or gotten any pets? do you have carpet? Try to keep your room as dust free as possible and you can use a nasal steroid spray before going to bed to see if this resolves the problem. Good luck ...Read more

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I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, i seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, i seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

Common problem: You have a common problem with these working hours. It's important to see your family physician and have him/her refer you to a sleep specialist. You have a serious sleep diusorder that can affect your general health. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my accessory navicular almost a week ago. During sleeping hrs I get excruciating pain on the top of my foot. Bandage is loose. Ideas?

I had surgery on my accessory navicular almost a week ago. During sleeping hrs I get excruciating pain on the top of my foot. Bandage is loose. Ideas?

Access your Doctor.: You need to try to keep the bandage on. Either reinforce it or call your surgeon for advice. Post op pain can be an issue that you need to take up with your surgeon also. ...Read more

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Is it common to get orgasms during sleep in 2nd trimester? they wake me up and belly feels very tight and hard. thus far it happened twice this week

Is it common to get orgasms during sleep in 2nd trimester? they wake me up and belly feels very tight and hard. thus far it happened twice this week

Contractions: I think it is important to make sure you are not having contractions. If your belly is getting tight and it is enough to wake you from sleep then you should be evaluated for preterm labor risk. ...Read more

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How do you get your baby to sleep during the night?

How do you get your baby to sleep during the night?

In his own bed: Rock, read, nurse, then wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth even before teeth erupt. Put him in his own crib in his own room, drowsy but awake, the same time every night.Stop the bedtime pacifier by 3-4 mos. Healthy 6-mo.-old's don't need a night feed (check with his pede) & become trained night criers if parents even go in & make eye contact with them, trained night feeders if you keep feeding. ...Read more