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Lights Out Sleep Mask
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
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
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
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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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bought a sleeping mask, poly. Fibers, to help avoid dark circles. Slept 6 hrs woke up put it on then slept 4 hrs. Now circles look darker. Possible?
Dark circles: The dark circles may be due to allergic shiners rather than your sleeping. You may want to consult an allergist. ...Read more
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.
How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.
Have sleep apena, I have the full face mask, and my face breaks out. Is there anything I can do for this?
Used CPAP last night in lab, 1st time. Had major issues breathing with mask unless my head was elevated. Sleep tech seemed surprised. Is this normal?
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