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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Poor Sleeping (Overview)

Poor sleeping is a symptom in which a person does not get proper sleep, ending up tired the next day. Poor sleeping can be due to heavy snoring, colds and flus, aches and pains, drug side effects, anxiety or depression, external factors such as noisy neighbors, etc...


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What causes poor sleep and joint and muscle pain?

What causes poor sleep and joint and muscle pain?

Poor sleep: You really need to see your doctor so they can ask more questions, your symptoms are too vague to narrow down the causes to some usable direction. Or could infectious, metabolic, nutritional, stress, toxin exposure, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
35 doctors shared insights

Poor Sleeping (Overview)

Poor sleeping is a symptom in which a person does not get proper sleep, ending up tired the next day. Poor sleeping can be due to heavy snoring, colds and flus, aches and pains, drug side effects, anxiety or depression, external factors such as noisy neighbors, etc...


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What are some major consequences of poor sleeping?

What are some major consequences of poor sleeping?

Poor sleep outcome : Briefly chronic sleep deprivation may affect memory, cause chronic fatigue, increase risk of heart attack or stroke , decrease immunity, chronic heart burn, abnormal sugar and fat metabolism, weight gain, increase bodily pain, anxiety, increase risk of malignancy. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Not sure if i asked my q right- memory probs befan 1yr, poor sleeping 8mths, RLS 6mths ago, MRI clear, phschiatric nurse-not depress, possible causes?

Not sure if i asked my q right-  memory probs befan 1yr, poor sleeping 8mths, RLS 6mths ago, MRI clear, phschiatric nurse-not depress, possible causes?

RLS v sleep v memory: I agree w/dr. Herrington. While your memory loss predates your poor sleeping & rls, i would focus on your RLS 1st in order to improve/resolve poor sleep which is necessary for optimal memory, since you're not depressed & have normal mri. It would still be a good idea to get basic set of labs checked. Also some link between menopause & cognition. Don't forget outside stressors, eg job money family. ...Read more

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My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

Throw them ALL away!: Ignore the tantrums that ensue without making eye contact, looking upset, or verbally consoling him. Buy open-mouth plastic cups, not sippy cups he can shlep around or take to bed. Have him checked for iron-deficiency with & without anemia; both can cause developmental delays. Take him to a pediatric dentist. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day; juice to zero. Watch him get healthy. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Tip)

Sleeping Better

Melatonin can be very helpful in re-setting your sleep/wake cycle. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

Easy things first: Try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, heat pack, icy-hot or ben gay. If that doesnt work, try a massage. Finally if none of those work, you might want to see your primary md. A short course of muscle relaxant can help. Make sure you take steps to prevent a poor sleeping position in the future otherwise the symptoms will persist. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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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