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On prednisone x 1yr. Tapering 0.5 mg every 2 weeks. Day five of 5mg. Need frequent naps to function. Wake lightheaded, low bp. Will go away if I continue?

On prednisone x 1yr. Tapering 0.5 mg every 2 weeks. Day five of 5mg. Need frequent naps to function. Wake lightheaded, low bp. Will go away if I continue?

Ahh...: Adrenal glands atrophied or decreased in function due to the steroids. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, if there is low bp after a long time on high steroids, the normal steroid secretion isn't happening. May need to take some non-prednisone medicines to compensate for that. Neeeds close endocrinologist attention. ...Read more

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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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My af almost always kicks in at night when asleep. I average an episode every 6 to 7 weeks. What could cause episodes during sleep?

My af almost always kicks in at night when asleep. I average an episode every 6 to 7 weeks. What could cause episodes during sleep?

Sleep apnea: There are many possible answers to this question. One of them is that obstructive sleep apnea can be associated with afib. Osa is a problem seen often if obese people (bit in others as well) that occurs when during sleep the muscles in the throat are relax and if extra tissue blocks the airway causing blood oxygen levels to drop and stress hormone release. This can affect the heart. ...Read more

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7 week old falls asleep and keeps waking up with pain screams, falls asleep and wakes up un five min. Screaming?

7 week old falls asleep and keeps waking up with pain screams, falls asleep and wakes up un five min. Screaming?

Abdominal discomfort: After y ou have been seen and made necessary changes, you can also consider a couple remedies that help with gas/colic/belly pain. Cocyntal, colic calm, camillia, are all homeopathic remedies that can alleviate symptoms. It is better to find the cause. ...Read more

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Y leg keep going num and falling asleep and takes like five to ten minutes to come back in what does this mean I also was dinose with spinal problems?

Y leg keep going num and falling asleep and takes like five to ten minutes to come back in what does this mean I also was dinose with spinal problems?

Nerve irritation: Your spinal issues could be causing compression of nerves that control sensation of the leg. However there are many causes of this so I would see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why when I wake up at night (6-8pm) I feel high anxiety and just feel like ****? when I wake up in morning or after afternoon nap I'm fine.

Why when I wake up at night (6-8pm) I feel high anxiety and just feel like ****? when I wake up in morning or after afternoon nap I'm fine.

Explore CBT: You may also want to consider self CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). CBT is quite effective at reducing anxiety. It helps you to reality test those thoughts that lead to anxiety. Go to: myCompass. Org. Au for the free program. This is an Australian site
You don't have to be Australian to use the program.
For postal code enter 1033 For State enter: NSW ...Read more

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For the past 6 months I haven't been able 2 get 2 sleep til 4/5am when I get up at 8am everyday! No naps during the day just no sleep at night! Help?

For the past 6 months I haven't been able 2 get 2 sleep til 4/5am when I get up at 8am everyday! No naps during the day just no sleep at night! Help?

Sleep problems: Several things to look at with your doctor- your pain level, your caffeine intake, use of electronics such as smartphone, computer, tablets, video games can impact your sleep. Your sleeping area should be without tv and dark. Here is a great website about better sleep:
http://www. Sleepfoundation. Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene. ...Read more

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Son just turned 3 months today & for the past 3 days he's been fussier then ever not eating as much as he normally does, fights naps and is drooling?

Son just turned 3 months today & for the past 3 days he's been fussier then ever not eating as much as he normally does, fights naps and is drooling?

Could be...: ...Beginning to teeth, or could be coming down with a cold, or could have gas, or any number of other things. If it persists, he needs to be examined by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Are naps healthy?

Are naps healthy?

Are naps healthy?: While some studies may suggest that a short nap during the day is beneficial, sleep hygiene recommendations argue against naps as they disrupt our normal 24-hour sleep wake cycle. Better to get higher quality sleep of good duration at night. ...Read more

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Are naps good for you?

Are naps good for you?

They can be: Naps can go a long way to improving your health if your lifestyle & schedule interferes with getting enough restorative sleep.Those recovering from an illness, or relaxing after prolonged exertion need extra rest. Growing teens may need an extra hour or 2 /night. Beyond these situations, a healthy adult getting 8 hours/night likely gains little. ...Read more

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Are small naps healthy?

Are small naps healthy?

Are naps healthy?: While some studies may suggest that a short nap during the day is beneficial, sleep hygiene recommendations argue against naps as they disrupt our normal 24-hour sleep wake cycle. Better to get higher quality sleep of good duration at night. ...Read more

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How long should adults nap for?

How long should adults nap for?

Napping: Napping often isn't necessary for an adult. ...Read more

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How long should teenagers nap for?

How long should teenagers nap for?

Sleep: If teenagers get adequate sleep at night of 8-10 hours then they should not need to nap during the day on a regular basis. If there is a current illness that can cause excessive lethargy or fatigue then napping may be required. ...Read more

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How should I schedule my baby's naps?

How should I schedule my baby's naps?

Whenever: Whenever the baby feels the need. They will let you know. ...Read more

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Are naps good for your mental health?

Are naps good for your mental health?

Naps: Some cultures hold afternoon naps in high regard for long term productivity and tension reduction. ...Read more

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How long do my baby's naps need to be?

How long do my baby's naps need to be?

Depends on the baby: It depends not only on the baby, but also on how well they're sleeping at night. If their nightly sleep is good - good length, good quality, sustained through the night - then they're daily naps are more dependent upon their particular needs, if they don't sleep well at night, though, daytime naps may be part of the problem. This is always a good one to discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby will not nap?

What can I do if my baby will not nap?

Sleeping patterns: Evaluate your baby's routine before she/he goes to sleep, make sure that you baby sleeps in a cool dark and comfortable place. Start routines such as reading singing or loving pat to sooth her and encourage her/him to learn how to sooth himself/herself. ...Read more

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How long should my child nap for each day?

How long should my child nap for each day?

Depends on the age: The number and length of naps depends on the age of a child from newborn to school age. Sorry I can't answer this without a specific age. ...Read more

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How do I stop taking naps in the afternoon?

How do I stop taking naps in the afternoon?

Why do you want to?: We should all take naps in the afternoon. Kindergartners do it. In many spanish countries they have a siesta after lunch! . They understand the value of recharging! If your naps are because you cannot function then see your doctor. Maybe you are too stressed or have a nutrient deficiency that causes you to be so tired.. ...Read more

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Is it important to establish a nap schedule?

Is it important to establish a nap schedule?

Yes: Yes, but most children will establish it without too much help, as long as they are not bothered at random intervals. A schedule that works for one child may not work for another, even of the same age. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby on a good nap schedule?

How can I get my baby on a good nap schedule?

Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and baby is placed in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps prevents day/night reversal. ...Read more

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When should I start decreasing my baby's naps?

Between 2/3 years: Usually between 2-3 years old but it depends on each child and your schedule. Sometime you will need the child to nap. There is no fast rule at all. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

Be patient: Many infants will begin to have more regular and longer naps once they are able to crawl or walk. As your baby gets older and more active I suspect that you will find this to be true.

I would also add that you should plan on scheduled naps. Most infants are ready for the morning nap 2-3 hours after awakenings. The pm nap usually is after lunch. Note that "sneaky sleep" in the car can ruin a nap. ...Read more

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What to do if I wake up from naps really cranky?

What to do if I wake up from naps really cranky?

Decide if you: Really the naps - or can you complete all your sleep at night. ...Read more

Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more