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Scratching In Your Sleep
Unable to sleep at night. Fall asleep around 5 or 6 in morning. Due to my vaginal itching coz of new hairs growing. Sleep in afternoon to complete it.
Eval/sleep hygiene: If there's no itch in the afternoon might want to look your bedtime routine. Keep your room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It should not be a problem. Are you having any problems during the night? ...Read more
Is sleeping in contacts dangerous? Or do they just irritate & dry out? I sleep with them to be alert in the middle of the night to care for my infant
No: Comfortable temperature setting is appropriateGet a more detailed answer ›
Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.
Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts) , is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?
Not as restful: While sleeping upright in a chair, some of your muscles are still working to keep you upright, which could signal to your brain not to have a very deep, restorative sleep and cause daytime fatigue, decreased concentration, body aches among others. Sleeping horizontally allows your body to relax and enter into the 4 sleep stages that are crucial reset and repair your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That'sASwellQuestion: A lot more than that can happen if you are in bed for two straight weeks. It's important that a nurse tries to get you to move as soon as possible when in the hospital. And if you can't, then to move you(by rolling and changing your positions frequently)and to make sure your body circulation gets optimized, otherwise stagnation sets in and you get swelling, pressure sores and the like. Get moving! ...Read more
Start out that way: Though sometimes hard, delivery is the natural point to separate baby from mom in some wakeful & all sleep intervals. Parents can create a restful area for babies crib & enlist audible or visual monitors if worried.Babies are capable of learning to self settle in sleep almost immediately & will do so unless a parent insists on rocking or holding until asleep. ...Read more
Pl tell me the reason for heavy sweating in the head area during sleep at night , with no discomfort , in a fully airconditioned room ?
Night sweats: Night sweats can be related to activity prior to sleeping, eating prior to sleeping, viral and bacterial infections, restless leg syndrome, malignancies, or unknown causes. If you are having weight loss or fevers then the symptom is more significant. Visit your primary doctor to get a full physical examination and blood workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In around 30% and up to 50% of the time sleep apnea and snoring improves when the person is not on his/her back. Therefore, sleeping on the side may improve the sleep quality if the person has positional sleep apnea. Pain associated with certain conditions may get better or worse with certain positions. Pain affects the quality of sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be a way to get sleep in a noisy environment, where light is on , and sleep during journey in bus?
My mother has sleep apnea and falls during the day. Her oxygenation drops at night to 60%. Why would they avoid adding oxygen to her cpap & daytime?
Depends on reason: Does her oxygen drop to 60% when she stops breathing, or does it drop to 60% and stay there even when she is breathing normally during sleep? If the desaturation is because of sleep apnea, adding oxygen would not help as air is not going to the lungs. Opening the airway with CPAP allows normal breathing and oxygen values. If it is sustained desaturation, oxygen is usually added. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleep cycle: Try changing your schedule slowly by staying up an hour later each day and waking up also an hour later. You should be back on a normal schedule in 2 weeks. Changing 2 hours at a time will help you do it faster. ...Read more
Is it better to sleep with your contacts for one night, or to leave your lenses in plain water overnight?
Neither: There is no way to know if either way is actually worse or better. Neither option is a good one, and this is not the situation in which to try finding the lesser of two evils. Both can lead to disastrous visual complications. Your best option is not to wear contacts at all if you are concerned that you may find yourself in this type of situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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