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Dr. Shariq Refai Dr. Refai
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,993 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What's an activity that will induce sleep?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How deep of a sleep does electronarcosis induce?

How deep of a sleep does electronarcosis induce?

Let me start by : Telling you that the info i read was so conflicting that i really can't answer your question. But i can provide a site that provides info from recent us research: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1591524/?Page=1. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

Anesthetics for Cat: Depending on the anesthesiologist and eyeMD, the most common systemic anesthetics used for cataract surgery are: IV fentanyl and midazolam, 5 to 10 mg of diazepam, titration of propofol in divided doses. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can electronarcosis induce deep enough sleep for surgery?

Can electronarcosis induce deep enough sleep for surgery?

Electronarcosis: This is what russian scientists were apparently searching for. The issue is that the patient may be immobilized, but still feel pain. Not a good plan for surgery. One study compared electronarcosis to block anesthesia in removing antlers from wapiti (elk). The elk showed more reaction to the procedure with electronarcosis. http://tinyurl.com/mfpa97w i won't be volunteering for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Bankov Dr. Bankov
Anesthesiology
33 years in practice
Bashkir State Medical University
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski Dr. Kozminski
Neurology
12 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Does electrosleep or "electronarcosis" really induce deep sleep?

Does electrosleep or "electronarcosis" really induce deep sleep?

Previously answered: This question has been repeatedly asked, and repeatedly answered by several physicians including me. Kindly put in these search terms on this site and you'll find multiple, helpful responses. Thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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(. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Does electronarcosis really induce a deep sleep... And is it uncomfortable.For the patients?

Does electronarcosis really induce a deep sleep... And is it uncomfortable.For the patients?

Electronarcosis: Electronarcosis is not used any longer. When historically used, it may well have been initially uncomfortable for the patients. If having problems with your sleep, there are many modern sleep medicine physicians who can help you. These doctors may come from many specialty backgrounds and take extra training in sleep physiology, disorders & their treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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If you take viagra (sildenafil) prior to sleep would nocturnal erections induce priapism?

If you take viagra (sildenafil) prior to sleep would nocturnal erections induce priapism?

Possibly: Viagra (sildenafil) and any agent used treat erectile dysfunction can induce priapism. If viagra (sildenafil) is taken at night, then it is possible that a normal erection could last longer and cause priapism. Who actually develops priapism depends on their risk factors such as age, comorbidities including diabetes and hypertension, and use of other medications. The more comorbidities a man has, the less likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli Dr. Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy Dr. Ruhoy
Neurology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more