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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 ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Consider Nuvigil: For patients with ongoing sleepiness in spirited of cpap, Nuvigil is usually the next recorded treatment. It only occasionally raises blood pressure, but you should have it checked if you start on it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I'm an insomniac but even after going to bed I can't sleep properly.I keep waking up.I need sound sleep.Can you suggest any sleeping pill?

I'm an insomniac but even after going to bed I can't sleep properly.I keep waking up.I need sound sleep.Can you suggest any sleeping pill?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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How to sleep quiet without breathing through mouth?

How to sleep quiet without breathing through mouth?

Breathe rite strips?: If you have a problem with loud snoring you could have a serious problem that might warrant further evaluation so talk to your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Could sleep apnea go away without treatment?

Could sleep apnea go away without treatment?

Not usually: There are different causes of sleep apnea. Some may have anatomical reasons such as large tonsils, a narrow airway or a deviated nasal septum. Obesity can also cause sleep apnea. There is no guarantee that with weight loss that the disorder will go away. Without treatment, sleep apnea can cause other problems such as high blood pressure or heart problems. ...Read more

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Do people that take sleeping pills go into a deep sleep or a light sleep?

Do people that take sleeping pills go into a deep sleep or a light sleep?

Depends: It depends on the pill. The newer agents allow a person to progress through all the stages of sleep naturally and feel good upon awakening and refreshed! ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...Read more

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How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

Sleep Apnea: Thats called the CPAP or autopap they force air and open the airway to breathe during sleep. ...Read more

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Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read more

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Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

Yes: In some people who drink lots of alcohol the muscles get more relax and that can cause obstruction of the air way and create issue of narrowing the air way. ...Read more

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Would a zeo sleep manager data be useful to a sleep doc? It shows i'm awake when i'm sure i'm sleeping. I have well-controlled apnea using cpap.

Would a zeo sleep manager data be useful to a sleep doc? It shows i'm awake when i'm sure i'm sleeping. I have well-controlled apnea using cpap.

Not yet: I use the zeo but only for my own knowledge. It's useful to improve your sleep hygiene. But it can't monitor your breathing, pulse, or muscle movements except in a basic, indirect way. Currently, it has not been validated as clinically effective. Nor can we correlate the data with standard measurement techniques used in sleep medicine. Zeo has the same disclaimer on their website. ...Read more

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Seeing flashing lights/lines/spots, things moving when they're really not, etc. When trying to fall asleep. Silent migraine? My meds? Sleep disorder?

Maybe both: "weird" neurological symptoms can be related to migraine, which is a benign cause; however, sleep issues can provoke migraines. Also hypnagognic hallucinations (google it) are normal whenever falling asleep. Hypnagognic hallucinations are reported by users of Amitriptyline in the medical literature. ...Read more

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I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

Dryness?: One of the chief complaints of CPAP is dryness which may contribute to your asthma. Humidification can be added to your CPAP device, and another comment would be about the proper cleaning of the unit. ...Read more

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