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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


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I am 23yrs old .Today ifirst time i experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy.No smoke.Rare drinking.Bt alittle more sleep .Whats the cause?

I am 23yrs old .Today ifirst time i experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy.No smoke.Rare drinking.Bt alittle more sleep .Whats the cause?

High blood pressure: The doctors white coat may have caused your increase in blood pressure. However, have your doctor check your urine, your eye grounds and get an ultra sound of your kidneys to rule out possible cause. If you are taking medications or otc products inform your doctor. ...Read more

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Vertigo when laying down to sleep, also when getton up but not as bad. On b/p meds?

Vertigo when laying down to sleep, also when getton up but not as bad.  On b/p meds?

It is probably BPV: Bpv( benign positional vertigo) this ia an annoying but benign condition as the name describes. It is a disease of the inner ear balance system. Can also happen from viral infections. Steroids may help. Certain exercises might also help. The condition may last from few days to several months. ...Read more

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I can't sleep?

I can't sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillow. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep?

Why can't I sleep?

Sensitive marker: Sleep is a sensitive marker of many diseases. If there is a big, sudden change in your sleep habits, it is important to let your doctor know. Be careful with taking sleep-inducing drugs to cover up the insomnia. This should only be done after eliminating serious causes of insomnia. It is much better to use insomnia to reach early diagnosis of an underlying medical / psychiatric condition. ...Read more

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Best way to sleep?

Best way to sleep?

Comfortable one: People sleep in many positions, back, abdomen and side. With proper support of the neck, legs and back most any position is best. Some would prefer you not sleep on the abdomen due to the greater rotation of the cervical spine. Pillows are very improtant. Those that support the neck, lower back, between the legs help maintain normal curvature and posture. Sleep on it and find out best for you. ...Read more

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I sleep too often?

I sleep too often?

Normal variation: There is a great deal of variation in the amount of sleep individuals require, including variation by age. If you are able to sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested, sleeping more than you feel is normal may not be a problem. If you are not able to get enough sleep, or feel tired throughout the day, consult a physician as you may not be sleeping well during the night. ...Read more

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Is to much sleep bad?

Is to much sleep bad?

Sleep: Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality as long as you average this amount and feel refreshed you should be fine. ...Read more

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Why do we need sleep?

Why do we need sleep?

Not understood: All mammals seem to require sleep. It seems to be necessary for the brain to produce chemical alterations needed for basic brain function but no one knows for sure. It clearly is essential and unavoidable. There is a significant amount of research being done on this issue. ...Read more

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