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Seroquel Rem Sleep
Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more
Does anti psychotics such as serequel effect REM or non-rem sleep? Does it stop it either one of it?
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
REM: Usually feeling weakness and a sudden urge to drop asleep along with hearing or seeing things while falling asleep. ...Read more
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
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
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
REM sleep: Typically occurs 2 1/2 to 3 hours into sleep and then will occur one or two more times depending upon how long one is able to sleep. As sleep progresses the direction of RAM sleep increases in time from 30 seconds or a bit more as sleep progresses. If one is sleep deprived RAM sleep May occur at sleep onset. RAM sleep is important for memory consolidation and resolving unresolved conflicts. RAM sleep and deep sleep are the two most important phases of sleep from the standpoint of good health. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a narcolepsy diagnosis in a patient who never had REM sleep during an mslt's naps?
Yes: Other reasons may occur for no rem. If person with cataplexy they do not need this test for absolute diagnosis. If patient on medications that suppress rem that could be another cause. ...Read more
Feel like im going crazy can't sleep and when I can I wake up constantly like im not in REM sleep do I have fatal isomnia?
Doubt it's fatal: See a physician to go over everything and decide what type of medication, or adjunctive treatment, like meditation, or self-hypnosis, may be effective in your particular case. ...Read more
I had a sleep study and am waiting for the results, but the tech saw a lot of time in REM sleep. I dream a lot even during naps. Any significance?
What could cause erratic HR during sleep study? Fast, w/spikes over 190. Study found poor deep/REM sleep due to moderate OSA. AHI 21; hypopneas only.
How does Lexapro (escitalopram) effect REM sleep? I started Lexapro (escitalopram) three weeks ago and recently I've been feeling one positive change (no racing thoughts at night) but I also feel I get a very shallow sleep.
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
...: 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