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If when travelling west we gain time, does that mean that we can go to bed easy and get up refreshed in the morning?
Time & sleeping: Time zone changes effect travelers because of adjusting to a different time for waking, sleeping, working If you sleep 8 hours (480 minutes, you sleep 480 minutes, even though the time zone changes & it appears to be less). The problem of jet lag is often discussed & it can disrupt routines only because of the difficulty in adjusting to the new zone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_lag#Cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While fighting sickness, should you change your sheets, and refresh your room's air? Can you get sick from your own germs in the room?
No and No: You should keep clean sheets but you do not need to change them more frequently than normal. Normal room ventilation is fine. You will not get sicker from your own germs. ...Read more
How can I decide which artificial tear from OTC would work best for me? There are many, Alcon, Liquifilm Tears, Refresh. All of them contain different ingredient. How can I know which one is best?
None: This is a good lubricating drops for the eyes designed for comfort and effectivness for this with a dryness problem of the eyes. There is no toxicity or allergic potential so use them as long as they make the eyes feel better. ...Read more
See sleep specialist: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. Listen and take care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Number of factors: This can have a number of reasons. Most often though it is because of the sleep stages that occur. Waking up after particular cycles of sleep may make people feel that they have no slept at all. Also depends on typical sleep positions being different for naps and night sleep. ...Read more
What to do if I have to constantly refresh to read and or send messages. computer issue or yahoo?
Sorry: my expertise is in the field of medicine. Not an expert on computer matters. Take care. ...Read more
How many years could be cut off my life? I never feel refreshed when i wake up and i skip breakfast
Probably none: You should see a doctor to assess why you never feel refreshed on waking- you might have sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc, but the things that cause this generally do not "cut years off" your life. While many doctors advise eating a healthy breakfast, you should not eat if you aren't hungry and there is no evidence that skipping breakfast shortens your life! ...Read more
Do you know of people that feel perfectly refreshed and functional with just 3-4 hours of sleep every night?
Yes, but: This is not the norm. Most people need more sleep than 3-4 hours but some seem to function quite well on very little sleep. The area of sleep is a fascinating one and more knowledge is being gained daily so we don't fully understand why some people do well on a little sleep while others need more. Most people need 6-9 hours regularly, though. ...Read more
At my age, I only sleep 6-7 hours and if I sleep this less, I get up refreshed in the morning. Is this even normal? Should I do something?
Why do I wake in the night and crave sugar? I'm not a diabetic. I do wake a lot during the night & never feel refreshed upon waking. Thank you.
If you are: Overweight, you probably have developed Insulin resistance, and what you are experiencing may be a return of your blood sugar to normal after excessive Insulin levels. If so, ; you have a family history of diabetes, get instructed on a diet, exercise and weight loss program. Check w/your doctor -- metformin may help prevent progression to true diabetes. It's a progression, not a sudden diagnosis. ...Read more
When i take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, i always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?
Power naps: A briefer nap, 45 min or so would be less likely to alter your body rhythms, which is what you are noticing. This can alter your night routine. You can set an alarm for the longest interval you want to nap & avoid this problem in most cases. ...Read more