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Rem Sleep Deprivation Symptoms
Variable!: Normal birth and delivery? If in doubt discuss with your pediatrician new born has very prolonged periods of rem, seizures are short lived events, as a rule? ...Read more
Night and Day: Rem refers to rapid eye movement sleep and non-rem refers to sleep that is not rem. Non-rem is further divided into n1, n2, n3 stages where n3 refers to the deepest stage. Rem is usually when we dream and has similarities physiologically to being awake. We cycle through these different stages about every 90 minutes of sleep. ...Read more
Closely: The symptoms of narcolepsy are those of parts of rem sleep intruding into wakefulness. These elements include sleepiness; hallucinations (dream imagery) while falling asleep or waking up; and cataplexy and sleep paralysis (both from the normal muscle paralysis that occurs during rem sleep). ...Read more
...: REM sleep is dream sleep. Deep sleep is another stage of sleep which is very restorative and refreshing. You need both in your sleep stages. ...Read more
Yes, there can be.: People who do not get enough rem sleep tend to feel more fatigued. Rem is where you get the deepest sleep which is the most restful and restorative. Mood swings, irritability, decreased concentration are all possibilities. Your rem sleep quantity can be determined with an overnight sleep study. Speak to your doctor if you feel like this may be an issue. ...Read more
No: There is no practical way to do it willfully. ...Read more
Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathways involved in maximum tissue and organ performance and minimizes age related breakdown. Remember, it is not necessarily total sleep time but more so the quality and level of delta sleep levels that may be at play. ...Read more
What is the most effective OTC brand for getting a restful, full REM sleep that doesn't leave you feeling groggy in the am?
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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.?
In sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. By itself it isn't all that important and doesn't indicate much except a potential problem for interrupted sleep.
especially for the person next to you. ...Read more
I have woken up during my REM sleep two nights in a row and found myself paralyzed. Is this something I should be worried about?
Sleep paralysis: You have experienced sleep paralysis. It can occur sporadically or chronically and in both it can be scary but otherwise benign. If you are having episodes of hallucinations at night, trouble with insomnia, extreme sleepiness during the day and/ or episodes of muscle weakness such a facial drooping or knees buckling, then you should see a sleep specialist to be evaluated for narcolepsy. Best wishe. ...Read more
I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?
Growth hormone: Is released in pulses, the largest is generally 60-90 minutes after you go to sleep - however it is extremely variable depending on health, environment, diet, stress, sleep patterns, medication and other factors. Lower levels of growth hormone are present throughout the 24 hour day. ...Read more
Many medications: Sleep can be affected by chronic sleeping pills, but tranquilizers, sedatives, and antidepressants might disrupt normal sleep architecture. Other culprits could include recreational drugs and alcohol. Emotional dysfunctions can also certainly affect one's sleep pattern. ...Read more
Good question: Light suppresses melatonin release, even light from a digital clock. Therefore it will be harder to maintain your sleep and this will potentially cause sleep disruption, which in turn will adversely impact rem sleep. Even more importantly, it will impact deep phase sleep which is where you will get the most restorative sleep. ...Read more
REM: Usually feeling weakness and a sudden urge to drop asleep along with hearing or seeing things while falling asleep. ...Read more
Get full night sleep: It is the second half of the night that the percentage of time spent in rem sleep is greatest. The trick is to get a full night's sleep. Rem can be suppressed by alcohol, stimulants, and sedatives; avoid caffeine, evening alcohol, and sleeping pills (ask your doc first if prescribed). If waking up tired despite fill night sleep, talk with your doctor about this; you may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more
Stages of Sleep: Read this article==>http://www. Aasmnet. Org/articles. Aspx? Id=1335. You will note that people who are awakened easily from rem sleep describe negative mood symptoms and awaken feeling less satisfied from sleep. Sometimes your diet and what you eat and drink just before bedtime can affect sleep patterns. You might want o consult your doctor or a sleep specialist to explore how you can modify it. ...Read more
This means: That you sleep cycles are abnormal. Usually when we sleep there are stages to our sleep. The first 4 stages make up non-REM sleep, with the 3rd and 4th stages being deep sleep where your body "repairs and regenerates". Then your body would transition to REM sleep. Finally the cycle restarts all over again. It sounds like for you, that you are missing this REM phase. ...Read more
Yes: All the ssri antidepressants have an impact on rem sleep. Though Effexor (venlafaxine) is not technically an ssri, it is a dual action agent (snri) that has ssri activity in addition to norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. Most patients complain of increased dreaming, or more vivid dreaming, which suggests an impact on rem sleep, since dreaming occurs during rem sleep. ...Read more
They are paralyzed: During rem sleep, all the voluntary muscles, with the exception of the diagphragm, eye muscles and middle ear muscles, are inhibited to the point of paralysis. A teleological explanation could be that this happens so that we will not act out our dreams. Rem behavior disorder occurs when this inhibition fails and dreams then are acted out, often causing injury to the dreamer or bedmate. ...Read more
Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.
If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?
REM sleep is: Dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with Insomnia in 2012, I really don't want another pill but I don't sleep, I get no REM sleep. Any opinions on what I can do. Tyvm?
Are you exercising a: And using good good sleep hygiene to fall asleep which means going to bed at the same time each night. Closing phone/computer 1 hr b4 bed and allowing yourself to stretch relax and prepare yourself for sleep. Spend time with family. Reading or doing a quiet activity. I had a client who did visualization meditation of going to sleep and it worked wonders. Let me know how it goes. ...Read more
Not take it?: The ongoing use of Amitriptyline likely is disrupting to your sleep architecture. You could try melatonin to try to normalize your rem sleep or talk to you doctor about rozerem (ramelteon). The only other medicines that might help are for dementia or parkinson's disease. I notice you are taking Aripiprazole and mirtazpine and, these are also likely contributing to your rem disturbance. Talk to your md! ...Read more
By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more
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Yes: Have a sleep study and they can monitor you during sleep in different stages. ...Read more
Possibly: Rem sleep is an important part of your sleep cycle. If you were in my office, I would ask you how you know you are waking during REM sleep. Usually, people get about 2 hours of REM sleep per night, in 3-4 different episodes. If you are having numerous awakening through the night, even if it isn't during REM sleep, that would explain your fatigue. Seek care with your physician if it persists. ...Read more