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Narcoplexy Sleep Disorder
Sleep symptoms: The cure of a sleep disorder depends on the cause. If you snore or stop breathing and sleep study is recommended to check for sleep apnea. If you have sleep deprivation or insomnia and are tired all the time looking at your sleep schedule and habits would be helpful. Also stress, diet and exercise play a role in sleep. For more answers please seek out help from a sleep professional. ...Read more
Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns. Most newborns wake several times during the night, but by the age of 6 months they usually sleep through the night. At age 1, babies will sleep an average of 16 out of every 24 hours. Two to three hours of this sleep will ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Depends on symptoms. Insomnia is best treated unsually with Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (I teach this), nightmares can be resolved with my No More Nightmares training, other organic disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg or periodic leg movement, and many others, should be assessed in a sleep study first. You can contact me for an initial assessment ...Read more
Acute sleep disorder: Any sudden onset sleep disturbance should merit questions of what just happened in your life, or is there a possible organic cause. Good to see your primary care doc first, then if needed see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. See this book regarding resolving troubling dreams very rapidly. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: You could possess sleep apnea but other types of sleep disorders may be present. There could be an underlying metabolic disorder, and the daytime symptoms could be a consequence of both. Need to sort this out, and check in with your primary doc. Overnight sleep study may be useful ...Read more
Many things: Sleep disorders include sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, sleep talking, walking and eating, bedwetting, jumping leg syndrome, repeated nighntmares or night terrors, insomnia andf/or frequent awakening. So'me, if not all, occur in rem sleep and this is the most important part of the sleep cycle. If deprived of it for long enough, it is lethal. A sleep laboratory can define. ...Read more
Sleep disorder?: One of the most important questions I ask is how rested do you feel during the day? The specific symptoms, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, sudden awakening, insufficient total sleep or other symptoms may all be caused by different factors. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders is essential. ...Read more
Maybe: I don't have experience with other implants but dental. Dental titanium implants may trigger inflammation, allergies and auto immune disease in susceptible individuals. Once you have those reactions including pain, you can consequently develop a sleep disorder. However, titanium is used for many types of implants and is generally considered a safe metal. In very few cases, some reactions might happ. ...Read more
Depends on what…: …your sleep disorder is. People with shift-related disorders can, with time & reversion to day-time shift, improve their sleep. Sleep apnea may improve with weight loss. Restless leg syndrome & periodic leg movement disorder do not seem to be related to lifestyle. Establishing a sleep regimen can help ameliorate some other sleep disorders. A sleep specialist can guide you. ...Read more
Is it breathing?: If the sleep disorder you are asking about is obstructive sleep apnea, you can use a nose mask called a cpap; often children respond well to having oversized tonsils and adenoids removed. Other sleep disorders require different treatments. There are 85 kinds of sleep disorders, not all affecting children. ...Read more
Polysomnogram.: The degree that sleep is impaired. This can be accurately assessed by a sleep specialist with a polysomnogram (sleep study). ...Read more
These can include snoring, gasping for air at night, not feeling rested during the day, sleeping less than 6 hours at night, and health problems like diabetes or hypertension.
Since some conditions can be life threatening I would suggest seeing a physician who deals with sleep for an evaluation. ...Read more
There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months
please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
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you may need short term meds like ambiencognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. Rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more
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Why do you do this? Are you simply not tired until 48 hours goes by? Have you tried a warm shower, soft lights, soft music, a darkened room? A regular work or school schedule?
Mellitonin may be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Some people are wake up easier when there are noises but this could be a sign of a problem like sleep apnea. Do you snore? Do you feel refreshed in the morning or still feel tired? Do you fall asleep or feel very sleepy during the day.
You should discuss this problem with your physician. ...Read more
That depends on what: Your sleep disorder is, but it is highly unlikely to be THE cause. However, in people with obstructive or central sleep apnea, smoking can contribute to the low oxygen levels that are part of the disorder. Restless leg syndrome, for reasons that aren't clear, is more common in cigarette smokers. Have to tell me exactly what your sleep disorder is for a better answer. ...Read more
Possibly: Need more info, but the treatment for the sleep apnea may create or exacerbate tmj/tmd symptoms. If wearing a CPAP machine with tight straps or an ill-fitting mask, the pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) may be displaced or dislocated enough to a position that can cause a dormant tmj/tmd syndrome complex. Also, wearing a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, if not designed properly can cause tmj/tmd. ...Read more
It depends on which sleep disorder you have. This can be assessed by a sleep specialist with sleep lab. Here are some basics: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or >>>. ...Read more
Time for visit: The best way to sort out such a diverse set of issues is to have a visit with your doc. Write d own a list of all the issues and the symptoms you have with each along with when they started and how they have responded to any thing you have tried to help them. ...Read more