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Doctor insights on: Narcotics Relieve Pain Induce Sleep And Elevate Mood

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Can deep brain stimulation if placed right hypothetically be used to induce sleep since it can be used to induce pain relief among other things?

Can deep brain stimulation if placed right hypothetically be used to induce sleep since it can be used to induce pain relief among other things?

Probably not: Studies suggest the use of DBS will not induce true sleep stages other than its ability to relax the patient due to decreased pain and other neuro symptoms which in itself can help promote sleep.

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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Do narcotics relieve pain, cause sleep and elevate mood?

Do narcotics relieve pain, cause sleep and elevate mood?

Yes and No: Narcotics (opioid pain medications) only relieve pain. Typically when pain is under better relief you may potentially get better sleep. Also when your pain is under better control your mood elevates or improves. However this medication should never be used for sleep or mood/psychiatric disorders only as that would be a dysfunctional use of these medications.

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How exactly does lavender induce sleep?

How exactly does lavender induce sleep?

See below: The sense of smell, using a perfume such as lavender, has a tranquilizing effect for some people. If you find that this works for you, you are lucky. Use it.

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Does electronarcosis really induce sleep or anesthesia?

Does electronarcosis really induce sleep or anesthesia?

I think it can, but: Would not be able to tell you much details without doing research on it. I graduated almost 30 years ago and this kind of things have been studied before that, as far as I remember. It is not in active use right now.

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Would masturbation be an effective natural way to induce sleep?

Would masturbation be an effective natural way to induce sleep?

Could help: Masturbation can help relax you and it even tires some people out. Sometimes there is a sense of relief in reducing tension, in that way it can help with sleep.

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What should I do to reduce pain, relax and induce sleep when headache and anxiety is very severe?

What should I do to reduce pain, relax and induce sleep when headache and anxiety is very severe?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygeine techniques (google those words for complete list (.

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Are there sleep meds that induce sleep but don't impair judgement - if I have to get up4kidmergency?

Are there sleep meds that induce sleep but don't impair judgement - if I have to get up4kidmergency?

Nothing great: There are no great choices with sleep meds as far as avoiding sleepiness the next day. Closest is probably a newer drug called rozerem (ramelteon). It works by imitating natural melatonin, a hormone which convinces your brain it's time to sleep. It does not do much to maintain sleep, so if you wake up, you are less groggy, but you might not sleep long. It is new and expensive and insurance coverage is poor.

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How do I induce sleep paralysis in the morning?

How do I induce sleep paralysis in the morning?

Why in the world: Would you want to induce sleep paralysis in yourself??? Possible triggers include being overly stressed, deprived of sleep or having changes to your sleep schedule. However, don't have a clue as to how to cause am vs pm sleep paralysis episodes.

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Could you tell me what's the best way to end a day before bed, and induce sleep?

Could you tell me what's the best way to end a day before bed, and induce sleep?

Some tips: No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Room should be completely dark. No tv or radio. No electronics with blue lights.

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How can I induce sleep paralysis, is dmt safe to take?

How can I induce sleep paralysis, is dmt safe to take?

OH My GOSH.: Did you want to induce sleep paralysis in yourself or someone else? Why would anyone deliberately induce sleep paralysis in themself? This just doesn't seem medically sound to me.

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What's an activity that will induce sleep?

Warn bath/ lavender: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

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Can I just stop taking zolpidem? I feel it may be causing too many undesirable side effects. Any anxiety meds that help induce sleep? :/

Can I just stop taking zolpidem? I feel it may be causing too many undesirable side effects. Any anxiety meds that help induce sleep? :/

Anxiety: Check with your doctor and do not stop on your own as you may have side effects. Try using the free anti anxiety app for help in reducing tension, many exercises, articles, videos addressing the treatment of anxiety contained in the app. Best.

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Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight?

Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight?

Yes, it's dangerous!: Yes, it's never a good idea to take more than recommended dose of anything, especially w/o your doctor's monitoring. Too many people die every day from overdosing on sleeping pills, etc. Don't do it! Instead, talk to your Family Doc about your fears over eating & gaining weight. There are healthy ways to address your concerns. Taking excess sleeping pills isn't the right way to fix any condition.

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After just one night of useing xanax, (alprazolam) antihistamines or melatonin to induce sleep, I am awake the entire night! Never used to have this reaction. Why?

After just one night of useing xanax, (alprazolam) antihistamines or melatonin to induce sleep, I am awake the entire night! Never used to have this reaction. Why?

Not the right combo: Each of these meds can help sleep or agitate. Combining them all on the first night? Melatonin is mostly benign but when used with vitamin b6 (think 5 hour energy) agitation can result. Some brands still include b6. Antihistamines are known to produce agitation in susceptible people. They learn who they are. Xanax (alprazolam) has a rapid onset but the rapid stop can agitate and cause reuse (think addiction).

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Very depressed and have been taking NyQuil liquicaps to help induce sleep for a week. Read that it can damage brain and memory. Is this true?

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Very depressed and have been taking NyQuil liquicaps to help induce sleep for a week. Read that it can damage brain and memory. Is this true?

Unlikely but: Greatly doubt that NyQuil would damage your brain but prolonged sleep disruption may potentially cause mental issues. If you have depression issue, I would strongly urge you to seek psychiatric care ASAP.

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What is the reason behind 1st generation antihistamine induce sleep (by which mechanism cause sleepiness in our brain)?

What is the reason behind 1st generation antihistamine induce sleep (by which mechanism cause sleepiness in our brain)?

Anticholinergic: First generation antihistamines block the h1 and h2 histamine receptors but also have some anticholinergic effects by partially blocking other receptors. This can lead to dry mouth, urinary retention, sedation and other side effects. This is usually dose dependent and worsens with high doses.

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Ever sense I had my daughter 6 weeks ago my arms will fall asleep when I sleep elevated on my back why is this & what can I do?

Ever sense I had my daughter 6 weeks ago my arms will fall asleep when I sleep elevated on my back why is this & what can I do?

Nerve being pinched: The position you're holding your daughter is most likely causing some pinching of the nerves in your back, changing positions or sleeping on your side will often help improve this situation. Stretching and going on the "child pose" (yoga pose) every few minutes will help immensely as well.

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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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