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Sleeping mask med effect to people who sleep day time?

Sleeping mask med effect  to people who sleep day time?

Whaaaa?: Sleeping mask ensures dark environment for sleep, to eliminate major "zeitgeiber" (bringer of the day) that triggers brain to release "wake-up" hormones. Med effect from sleeping meds just sedates brain (/body) to make it easier to get to / stay asleep. Day sleepers average less total sleep & poorer health than "normal" folks, so help them out and let them sleep. ...Read more

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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Can sleeping masks actually help you to fall asleep?

For some: If light is particularly bothersome then sleep masks can help. I know for me and other people, dry eyes can be an issue with sleep and sleep masks may help with this. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to wear a scarf as a mask while sleeping?

Don't recommend: The reason this is not recommended is that a scarf is long and can actually loop around your neck and cut off your airway. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with an allergy mask?

Is it safe to sleep with an allergy mask?

Yes but: You should consult your doctor re.A more effective solution. Yes you can wear a mask but are you prepared to wear it for the rest of your life? Besides i'd doubt this will totally solve your problem. ...Read more

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Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Mask is best.: The CPAP or BiPAP mask is the best way to treat it. There are bite plates and nose inserts and surgical procedures that exist, but the mask is the best. Weight loss cures it if you're significantly overweight. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old boy be put to sleep by a mask and not an IV for an operation?

Can a 14 year old boy be put to sleep by a mask and not an IV for an operation?

See below: Mask induction is not the preferred method of induction for anyone. That being said we tend to do it fairly frequently. With a cooperative patient the procedure is fairly simple. Talk to your anesthesiologist and see what they say. ...Read more

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What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable enough to sleep with? Please no elastics. I already have 3 hepa air purifiers. I want a mask.

What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable enough to sleep with? Please no elastics. I already have 3 hepa air purifiers. I want a mask.

Wrong solution: I think you will likely obtain more benefits from an allergy consult. Wearing a mask is usually not an acceptable solution for allergic diseases. ...Read more

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Apnea test last night, as norm couldn't sleep but yet always tired. Never put on mask. Think slept from 2til he woke me @6 & I was out! Possibe apnea?

Apnea test last night, as norm couldn't sleep but yet always tired. Never put on mask. Think slept from 2til he woke me @6 & I was out! Possibe apnea?

Sleep test...: In order to know if you had sleep apnea, you need to find out the results of your sleep test. Sometimes the test is set up that if you have sleep apnea during the 1st part of the night, they will put you on CPAP. But, other tests are set up that they watch you sleep untreated for the whole night. So, you really need the result to know if you have sleep apnea or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: CPAP doesn't cure sleep apnea. It treats it. The forced oxygen helps to keep the body properly oxygenated, thereby combating the serious effects of lack of o2- heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure etc. ...Read more

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Why is a pacifier adapter for the nebulizer not as effective as using the mask? My 5mo doesn't tolerate the nebulizer unless she's sleeping.

Why is a pacifier adapter for the nebulizer not as effective as using the mask? My 5mo doesn't tolerate the nebulizer unless she's sleeping.

Pacifier : adapters do not trap the nebulizrd medication as well as a mask which encapsulates most of it. However, SOME of the mist is better than none, and occasionally it is the only option for home care. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy for somebody to be a night owl if they still get an undistirbed 8 hours of sleep once a day with a sleep mask or in a dark room?

Is it unhealthy for somebody to be a night owl if they still get an undistirbed 8 hours of sleep once a day with a sleep mask or in a dark room?

You can, BUT: With most humans, the natural circadian rhythm is to be awake in daytime and asleep at night. Unless you are very careful to get enough good-quality sleep, you can end up sleep deprived with all ill effects from that. Some people are natural "night owls" though. Many of those choose to work at night, using their reversed sleep-wake cycles to advantage. ...Read more

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What can i do or take to help me stay awake once i get up in the morning? I get enough sleep and use a sleep apnia mask. I take a multi vit and b-12.

What can i do or take to help me stay awake once i get up in the morning? I get enough sleep and use a sleep apnia mask. I take a multi vit and b-12.

?sleep quality: Questions of appropriate sleep stages requiring adjustment of C-PAP unit, but maybe pulse oximeter overnight monitoring. Of course, might involve narcolepsy which was not yet confirmed. Therapy could include Modafanil or Provigil. ...Read more

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How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.

How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.

Overall health: Sleep disorders appear to be extremely common and are often a reflection of both mental and physical health. As I have said in all too many answers----------check your diet. Except in the elderly sleep disorders are abnormal and indicate poor brain chemistry. ...Read more

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Hubby has a cold sore. I have a 8wk old baby. Can he still sleep in the same bed with me n help feed baby? Would it hel if he wore a mask?

Hubby has a cold sore. I have a 8wk old baby. Can he still sleep in the same bed with me n help feed baby? Would it hel if he wore a mask?

"cold sore"?: an ordinary cold sore starts as a vesicle, containing clear fluid. Most of us have had herpes simplex type I. It is unlikely that he has type II--genital herpes. You likely had type I and passed antibodies to your infant before birth. If he has an ulceration in the mucosa of the mouth without first having a fluid-filled papule, it is not a cold sore, but an aphthous ulcer (non-infectious) ...Read more

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Are sleep mask ( eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Are sleep mask ( eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Unlikely a problem: Most sleep masks are soft enough that with moderate tightening, they will not interfere with the blood circulation of the eye. The pressure they usually create is no more than when you lie asleep on your stomach with your head facing the pillow. ...Read more