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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

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


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Does anti psychotics such as serequel effect REM or non-rem sleep? Does it stop it either one of it?

Does anti psychotics such as serequel effect REM or non-rem sleep? Does it stop it either one of it?

Initially: Talk to your doctor. Studies do show that Seroquel (quetiapine) will more likely affect non-REM sleep initially (first four days), but after several weeks of use, the sleep architecture more resembles what it was at baseline. ...Read more

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Is there a good way of inducing REM sleep?

Is there a good way of inducing REM sleep?

Get more REM: Sound sleep is the best day. Withdrawal and discontinuation of medications that suppress rem is helpful in a number of patients. ...Read more

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What affects the quality of our REM sleep?

What affects the quality of our REM sleep?

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

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Are there any signs of going in to REM sleep to quickly?

Are there any signs of going in to REM sleep to quickly?

REM: Usually feeling weakness and a sudden urge to drop asleep along with hearing or seeing things while falling asleep. ...Read more

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Can episodes of sleep apnea occur in the time before REM sleep begins?

Can episodes of sleep apnea occur in the time before REM sleep begins?

Yes: Have a sleep study and they can monitor you during sleep in different stages. ...Read more

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Is supressing REM sleep better for good sleep? Do dreams occur in this stage?

No way: Absolutely not. Rem sleep is extremely important. That is when most of your brain rehabilitation and memory formation occurs. Suppressing rem sleep can result in mental and physical problems. Dreaming occurs during this time as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 18teenager to have REM sleep? And how to hack or boost my brain? Thanks

Is it ok for a 18teenager to have REM sleep? And how to hack or boost my brain? Thanks

REM sleep: Is a normal part of the sleep cycle. You would die without it! . Boost your brain by exercising it and taking a pristine diet. ...Read more

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I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why I'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why I'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

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

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How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

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

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Do I dream during REM sleep?

Yes: Absolutely dreaming is a major part of REM along with flaccid muscles (no activity). Muscles that are still active in REM are the diaphragm and your eye muscles. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) effect REM sleep?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) effect REM sleep?

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

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What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

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

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Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Most common: It is most common in rem sleep but it can also occur in non rem sleep. Particularly deeper or delta sleep. ...Read more

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Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Possibly: There is a lot of research out there, pro and con, concerning REM sleep. I would even consider calling a local sleep specialist in your area. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

Alcohol/REMS: Alcohol decreases REM sleep during first half of sleep period. ...Read more

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Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Most likely: In fact, snoring will usually increase during rem sleep. That is when the body is in its most relaxed state and prone to collapse of the structures in the upper airway. This will cause increased airway resistance and more snoring. ...Read more

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How to counteract the effect of elavil (amitriptyline) on rem. Sleep?

How to counteract the effect of elavil (amitriptyline) on rem. Sleep?

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

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What hours are rem sleep...and is this the most important sleeping period for good rest?

What hours are rem sleep...and is this the most important sleeping period for good rest?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sleep disorder: Do not know why sleep study was ordered, but if you have rapid onset of REM sleep and dreaming, this might indicate narcolepsy. Do you suffer daytime somnolence, and inability to resist napping during the day?? ...Read more

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I wake up during REM sleep how would I feel?

Dreaming: Waking up during rem-sleep is associated with remembering the dream. ...Read more

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What is the difference between REM and non-rem 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

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What are the differences between deep sleep and REM sleep?

What are the differences between deep sleep and REM sleep?

...: 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

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Seroquel (Definition)

Seroquel is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more