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Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,032 Doctors shared insights

Sleep (Overview)

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, dream sleep, snoring, etc


Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,032 Doctors shared insights

Sleep (Overview)

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, dream sleep, snoring, etc


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I am 23yrs old. Today ifirst time I experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy. No smoke. Rare drinking. Bt alittle more sleep. What's the cause?

I am 23yrs old. Today ifirst time I experienced high b.P 155/90. My lifestyle is healthy. No smoke. Rare drinking. Bt alittle more sleep. What's the cause?

High blood pressure: The doctors white coat may have caused your increase in blood pressure. However, have your doctor check your urine, your eye grounds and get an ultra sound of your kidneys to rule out possible cause. If you are taking medications or otc products inform your doctor. ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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I can't sleep?

I can't sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillow. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep?

Why can't I sleep?

Sensitive marker: Sleep is a sensitive marker of many diseases. If there is a big, sudden change in your sleep habits, it is important to let your doctor know. Be careful with taking sleep-inducing drugs to cover up the insomnia. This should only be done after eliminating serious causes of insomnia. It is much better to use insomnia to reach early diagnosis of an underlying medical / psychiatric condition. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Sleep (Tip)

Poor sleeping is associated with increased risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes. ...See more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive when you're sleepy
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Best way to sleep?

Best way to sleep?

Comfortable one: People sleep in many positions, back, abdomen and side. With proper support of the neck, legs and back most any position is best. Some would prefer you not sleep on the abdomen due to the greater rotation of the cervical spine. Pillows are very improtant. Those that support the neck, lower back, between the legs help maintain normal curvature and posture. Sleep on it and find out best for you. ...Read more

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I sleep too often?

I sleep too often?

Normal variation: There is a great deal of variation in the amount of sleep individuals require, including variation by age. If you are able to sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested, sleeping more than you feel is normal may not be a problem. If you are not able to get enough sleep, or feel tired throughout the day, consult a physician as you may not be sleeping well during the night. ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Read book or watch tv in another room, and when start to fall asleep, go to bedroom. ...See more

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Cnt sleep properly?

Cnt sleep properly?

Agree w Dr. Ross: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine like a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room.
5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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Sleep tips for baby?

Sleep tips for baby?

Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Sleep apnea is not a disease of obese people. 30% of people with sleep apnea are non-obese. ...See more

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Best time for sleep?

Best time for sleep?

It depends: On u activity and what u need to do, but sleep hygiene is important. Which mean be consistent when u go to sleep and when u wake up in the morning. ...Read more

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Is to much sleep bad?

Is to much sleep bad?

Sleep: Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality
as long as you average this amount and feel refreshed you should be fine. ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Have a consistent sleep time. Avoid reading in bed. Avoid caffeine after 1 PM. ...See more

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Why do we need sleep?

Why do we need sleep?

Not understood: All mammals seem to require sleep. It seems to be necessary for the brain to produce chemical alterations needed for basic brain function but no one knows for sure. It clearly is essential and unavoidable. There is a significant amount of research being done on this issue. ...Read more

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Why I sleep too much?

Why I sleep too much?

Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders
also rule out depresssion also
rule out medical causes as well. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
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Sleep (Tip)

Drinking alcohol causes more frequent awakenings at night and less restful sleep. ...See more

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I can't sleep at night?

I can't sleep at night?

Sleep hygiene: Getting up at same time every day, 7 days per week, regular exercise but not right before bed, and going to sleep at the same time every night. If you aren't using stimulants and this doesn't help, see your doctor for a work up of the problem. ...Read more

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How to be better sleep?

How to be better sleep?

Good sleep hygiene: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Stick to a sleep schedule. Keep regular hours—even on the weekends. ...See more

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What is twilight sleep?

What is twilight sleep?

Not real sleep: A slang medical term used be doctors when a person is having a procedure under sedation ( (twilight sleep) and not general anesthesia. They are breathing on their own, generally are following commands depending on how deeply they are sedated. It is very common to have this type of sedation for outpatient procedures. ...Read more

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I can t sleep at night?

I can t sleep at night?

Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes#1 ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid Dr. Sajid
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Sleep (Tip)

Sleep deprivation may lead to decreased performance, alertness, memory; and cognitive impairment. ...See more

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I am not sleep at nigth?

I am not sleep at nigth?

Sleep Hygiene: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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Why do I sleep too much?

Why do I sleep too much?

Many possibilities: . You may have a hormonal issue. You could be diabetic. You could be hypothyroid. You might have a breathing problem such as undiagnosed asthma. You could be anemic. Perhaps you're just depressed.
Sounds like you should go see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly some blood work as well ...Read more

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Sleep (Tip)

Myth: sleep medicines are the only way to improve your sleep. That's false! ...See more

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How come I sleep so much?

How come I sleep so much?

Sleep: Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality
as long as you average this amount and feel refreshed you should be fine
if you are sleeping above your usual baseline then please get a sleep study done, rule out medical and psychiatric causes. ...Read more