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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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