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Power Nap Meditation
Brain power: Improved memory cannot be attained with a simple fix. Rather, it takes optimization of many factors. Stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, exercise, and manage chronic conditions. Improved memory only comes with persistence and practice. See your physician for discussion. http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/improve-your-memory ...Read more
2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep [email protected]?
Insomnia: You are doing the right things. Please include stopping stimulants such as tea, coffee, sugar after noon. Also stop work on any screens 1 hour before bed. Some folks find a small dose of melatonin 1 hour prior to bed time helpful but ask doc about that first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?
Sleep study?: Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant mental fatigue, physical energy to workout 45-60 min per day, nap off/on constantly throughout day, strong appetite for sugars/carbs.?
Carb crash: Carbohydrates are great for quick energy, but are metabolized quickly. Especially simple carbohydrates like sugar may leave you tired and sleepy within 1-2 hours. Try consuming more protein. You should take a good multivitamin with iron and about 3000 mg of fish oil which may help maintain mental alertness. Also avoid caffeine which only lasts 3-5 hours and then leads to a crash. ...Read more
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes. ...Read more
You should ask her: It is difficult to answer this by computer. You should address this directly with the counselor and seek a second opinion if you feel one is needed. ...Read more
Insomnia/can't focus: If you suffer from insomnia, it will affect your ability to concentrate and focus on what you are doing. If you can't concentrate, it's easy to forget what you did. It's hard to focus when you're tired. Read up on "sleep hygiene" and see if you can make some changes to improve your sleep. Everything else should improve after that. If it doesn't, then talk to a doctor for individual help. ...Read more
18/m/5'10"/185lbs will biphasic sleep schedule affect my physical growth? Thinking of doing 4.5h core+1.5h nap. Not enough time for monophasic sleep
Not simple solution: If you want ' concentration and meditation power' it is not simple like going to a mall and buy it , you need years of training, hard work, renouncing all the best worldly things you enjoyed in your life, too many to list, which becomes nothing for you when you are ready for that stage , the nirvana that is what you are looking for. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trouble sleeping, not drinking, no trouble breathing, regularly sleeping habits 10pm-7am... But i'm waking up 5-10x / night for 1-5 minutes at a time?
I need help to sharpen my memory, fatigue, boost energy levels, improve skin, metabolism, sex & stamina?
Just some thoughts: You are 46 years old and if infer correctly from you name, a female...Although my response could apply to either sex. You are looking for 40 is the new 30. As with most things your hormones and body are changing. Start with a physical and thyroid and hormone survey. Look positively and set realistic goals. Examine your diet, stress and habits. Exercise. Hydrate! with work you may find what u seek. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture.Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?
Talk to your PCP: There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. ...Read more
Deep breaths: Diaphragmatic breathing is key to relaxation. Watch how a child's belly rises and falls as they sleep. That's what you need to get your body to do. As for imagery, imagine a pleasant and relaxing setting like a quiet beach. Look at the scene as if you were viewing it through your eyes instead of watching yourself there. Think about what you would feel, taste, smell, and hear. A therapist can help. ...Read more
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