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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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How to increase memory power and visual power for students?

How to increase memory power and visual power for students?

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

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2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

Neurologist: I'm sure you have already had your baby to see Pediatric Neurology. If not do this immediately at a major pediatric teaching center. There is really not much for us to offer on this site in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Cant sleep. eat healthy, exercise, little stress, no tech close to bed, tried foods ex.

Cant sleep. eat healthy, exercise, little stress, no tech close to bed, tried foods ex.

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

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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?

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 more

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Constant mental fatigue, physical energy to workout 45-60 min per day, nap off/on constantly throughout day, strong appetite for sugars/carbs.?

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

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Psychologist issue - dozing off during appt during relaxation sessions. She lets me sleep. Why?

Psychologist issue - dozing off during appt during relaxation sessions. She lets me sleep. Why?

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

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Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Possibly: Stretching and exercise can improve sleep. Make sure to avoid within a few hours of sleep in general. ...Read more

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Can't sleep, focus, things don't seem real at times?

Can't sleep, focus, things don't seem real at times?

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

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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

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

Don't chance it: At your age it is likely that you are still growing. Make the time for 8 - 9 hours of continuous sleep. You only get one chance. Do the right thing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I increase my concentration power and meditation power ?

How can I increase my concentration power and meditation power ?

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

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

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 more

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How to stay stress-free with mantra meditation?

How to stay stress-free with mantra meditation?

Meditation : Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. ...Read more

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Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Yes.: Volunteer work at any age is great. Other things that can keep a senior mind sharp: exercise, eating healthy and mental stimulation - things like crossword puzzles, learning a new language, puzzles and brainteasers. ...Read more

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I need help to sharpen my memory, fatigue, boost energy levels, improve skin, metabolism, sex & stamina?

Dr. Mark Wert Dr. Wert
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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 more

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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)?

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

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How to practice relaxation and imagery technique for a better and undisturbed sleep?

How to practice relaxation and imagery technique for a better and undisturbed sleep?

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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Advice? Would meditation improve my performance in study?

Advice? Would meditation improve my performance in study?

Meditation benefits: Meditation can certainly improve mental clarity, ability to process and retain information, as well as having many other physical mental and emotional benefits. ...Read more

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


Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more