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Is Lucid Dreaming A Medically Proven Phenomenon
Can Measure & Create: We've ways of detecting lds & even stimulating the brain 2produce lds. Thnx 2cognitive neuroscience (study of neurobiological underpinnings of perceptions/thoughts/emotions) we r learning which brain areas r involved in generating lds & which states of consciousness (as reflected in eeg brain waves) signal they're occurring. Some r testing ld techniques 4treating trauma survivors having nightmares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lucid dreaming: is possible. We take control of our dreams. Seeing a mental health professional who specializes in this can help you learn techniques to lucid dream. A therapist who uses a Jungian approach is a related way to go. There are many self help books available also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
We are not sure: Lucid dreaming is the conscious awareness of dreaming during rem sleep. There is no well documented evidence of bad effects of lucid dreaming. However, it may be because there is not a lot of people doing that type of research. Some medications that can prevent rem sleep, are not associated with observable ill-effects. That being said, we are learning that rem is very important for memory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the sleep provided by mirtazapine remeron considered restful sleep or is it restless sleep? considered real sleep or is it a drug induced coma?fake
Remeron (mirtazapine) is used: to treat depression, so it depends on why you’re taking it. Without knowing more about the underlying reasons for your sleep problems, if they’re related to depression for example, it’s hard to say whether or not this will give you restful sleep. Remeron is not a sleep med but is sedating; it treats depression, which can treat insomnia that is related to depression. ...Read more
Is alice in wonderland syndrome (visual distortions before falling asleep) usually considered an atypical migraine or tle? Or is the cause unknown?
Odd question, maybe, but have you encountered any evidence of actual near death experiences? Is this a real phenomenon? Is it explainable?
Near Death Experienc: Many have documented there experiences. There many theories about why it happens. Non of them, of course, are scientific.. I think it depends on a persons personal belief and spiritual upbringing as to what they consider it actually is. There is no doubt it does occur..but WHY? Stay tuned..who knows one of these days you might find out. ...Read more
How is the phenomena of auditory hallucinations when half sleep (can be physically wake but drifting) explained? Not sleep paralysis. Increasing volum
Consciousness is: not an on/off thing; there are degrees of consciousness, like dawn to dusk. When we are in the in between state between sleeping and waking, the brain does not filter out thoughts like it does when fully conscious. This can lead to strange, pleasant, and unpleasant thoughts and feelings. If auditory hallucinations happen at other times please see a mental health professional. Peace and & health ...Read more
Yes: There is life after death.......well accepted theory. ...Read more
Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense?is it worth trying?
Check the NIHACM: National Institute of Health for Complementary and Alternative Medicine database to read on the studies done on this, and associated studies. Acupuncture works on the meridian systems that are integrated with our body, and can work even on smoking cessation, through placement of needles or magnets in specific spots on the body. Give it a try and see if it helps you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical psychology or psychiatry question: i heard that yawning really is contagious, is that true?
Yawning: Yes, studies have shown in humans that yawning is contagious! there is still much to be understood why we do it (and many other animals) and why is it contagious. Some researchers think it has to do with social bonding. It doesn't usually become contagious until about age 4. Kids with autism (and challenged social bonding) are half as likely to "catch" a contagious yawn. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...
Yes, but...: All psychological/psychiatric disorders/symptoms are neurological in the sense that they are all expressed through changes in the brain and nervous system. In that sense depression is a neurological disorder. However, the difference between depression and say parkinson's disease or stroke is that in many instances of depression, talk therapy is effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parasomnia: Parasomnia refers to things during sleep where something is going wrong, such as movement, night terrors etc, as opposed to insomnia where there is a problem falling asleep staying asleep or both. Yes it is a broad term that includes a lot. So it wouldn't be someone's actual diagnosis, the diagnosis would be more specific. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have never understood how ld50 is very confidence inducing? Has the medical profession ever considered raising that standard?
The : The ld50, which is the dose of a substance that will result in death of 50% of the people who take it, is not really a medical term. It is a term from the science of toxicology. In medical use, it is a way judging the relative safety of a medication. Generally, a physician would want to prescribe a medication with a therapeutic dose that was as much lower than its ld50 as possible.. Most substances, even water, can kill people if taken at a high enough dose. The ld50 is simply a way of looking at the relative safety, or danger, of a substance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If melatonin is the 'natural' sleep aid, is there a 'natural' aid for anxiety? Does something like that exist?
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