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Should I be worried if I need it least 12 hours of sleep to function well?

Should I be worried if I need it least 12 hours of sleep to function well?

Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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What happens if I sleep 4 hours a day, will I be able to function?

What happens if I sleep 4 hours a day, will I be able to function?

Not healthy.: Sleeping that little is not healthy in the long term. At the least you'd be groggy, inattentive and easily distracted. Six to nine hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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What to do if i lost all signs of pregnancy with in a 12 hour span, should I be worried?

What to do if i lost all signs of pregnancy with in a 12 hour span, should I be worried?

Depends how far u ar: Are , call your OB tom so your OB can do tthe appropriate blood work and ultrasound so u know and if u are too early you will need followup blood work and possibly ultrasound. ...Read more

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I seem to be tired alot. Even after getting at least 6 hours of sleep. Should i be concerned?

I seem to be tired alot.  Even after getting at least 6 hours of sleep.  Should i be concerned?

Yes: See a sleep medicine specialist. 6 hours of sleep is not adequate for you. You should shoot for 7-8 hours per night. Practice sleep hygiene. See one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent reviews of sleep hygiene on healthtap. Download a sleep diary ( google it online) and track your sleep patterns for four weeks before you see the sleep doc and bring the diary with you to the appointment . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I need to sleep more than 12 hours a day to function properly?

Why do I need to sleep more than 12 hours a day to function properly?

Actually asleep?: You may have a sleeping disorder, there are very many. You may be in bed for all that 12 hours, but you may only be getting 8 hours of actual sleep. I would suggest seeing a sleep physician. They will probably order a sleep study which will help see if there are problems that they can help you with. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see empty sac @ 5 weeks? ER scan, going to OB day after tomorrow. Should I be worried or do I just need more time. HELP

Is it normal to see empty sac @ 5 weeks? ER scan, going to OB day after tomorrow. Should I be worried or do I just need more time. HELP

5 weeks: at this point in pregnancy it is common to see a sac but no embryo since it is very small. the embryo will be visible in 1-2 more weeks so so not worry I hope this helped ...Read more

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Can't sleep until 1 or 1:30 need to be up by 7. Have been for almost two months. I'm tired all the time but i can't get to sleep. Should i be worried?

Concerned: Please practice good sleep hygiene( google this if necessary). Avoid using iphone, computer, tv after 8pm or get blue blocker sunglasses to wear while looking at them. Take melatonin 3 mg 2 hours prior to desired sleep onset. See your family doctor to rule out common physical causes and to evaluate you for depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Input from a sleep specialist or psychiatrist could be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Not sleeping well about a week Rarely have a problem going to sleep. Go to bed 930-10 then I wake up 12, 3 then 4 when I have to be at work at 530am?

Stress: If you are normally a good sleeper and have just noticed this as of this week, it is probably rested to stress. This time of year with holidays and less sunlight lead folks into anxiety and depression, try to relax, but if it persists, ask your doctor and yourself about your anxiety level overall in your life. ...Read more

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If I don't eat something every 2 to 3 hours a day I get a headache and feel tired. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

If I don't eat something every 2 to 3 hours a day I get a headache and feel tired. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

See your doctor: Disturbances in homeostasis can cause headaches. Such as low blood sugar or high blood pressure. Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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If you had head bleeding would you be neaseous all the time? If it was bleeding, would you be able to sleep at night? Would your blood pressue be ok?

All could occur: After significant head trauma and especially if a loss of consciousness occurs bleeding into the head is a series risk. Symptoms of increasing headache, nausea, palpitations and elevated blood pressure are all signs of increase pressure in the skull which could be from bleeding. The presence of vomiting should be alarming. Someone should arouse you every 2 hrs. When you sleep after head trauma. ...Read more

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I seem to need significant extra sleep if I take 5,000 IUs of D3 before bed. I sometimes feel drowsy well into the early afternoon of the next day. Should I take less? Or is this indicative of a deficiency and I need to keep with it until my levels improv

I seem to need significant extra sleep if I take 5,000 IUs of D3 before bed. I sometimes feel drowsy well into the early afternoon of the next day. Should I take less? Or is this indicative of a deficiency and I need to keep with it until my levels improv

Not clear: The relationship between vitamin D repletion, vitamin D deficiency, and sleep are not well elucidated and there is no evidence to suggest a relationship. However, if you have noticed changes in your sleep habits since taking the supplement, you should try to change the timing of the dose or the dose itself and you should certainly check levels to more accurately assess your vitamin D needs. ...Read more

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Been bleeding heavily for four days now with every bowel movement. Should i go to the hospital? I'm not sure how urgent this may be.

Been bleeding heavily for four days now with every bowel movement. Should i go to the hospital? I'm not sure how urgent this may be.

Idea sounds good...: It is a good idea for anyone who is "bleeding heavily" with bowel movements to see her doctor right away. That means going to the E.R. If her doctor is not immediately available. Heavy bleeding from the intestines can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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I have a very important exam in 7 days. I need to study a lot.What is the apsolute least hours I need of sleep. Just during these 7 days?

I have a very important exam in 7 days. I need to study a lot.What is the apsolute least hours I need of sleep. Just during these 7 days?

Sleep is essential: Stress is and important issue in your general health. Your cognitive ability will be affected by the amount of sleep you get. You require adequate sleep to perform at your maximum, and sleep deprivation will impact your performance negatively. Adequate sleep will also improve you ability to stud effectively over shorter period of time. Get your required 8 hours you will do better. ...Read more