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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep And Health (Overview)

Sleep and health is a topic that involves concepts such as the benefits of normal sleep, 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
61 Doctors shared insights

Sleep And Health (Overview)

Sleep and health is a topic that involves concepts such as the benefits of normal sleep, 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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Question about sleep and health?

Question about sleep and health?

Common question: As always, appropriate diet, exercise and an appropriate search for happiness. Not always easy to find in the rush and bustle of our modern world. We often survive rather than live. ...Read more

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Sleep and health (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
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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How can better manage my sleep and health?

How can better manage my sleep and health?

Easy, but expensive: A decent diet in america is expensive but essential to health. "junk" may be cheaper but it is still expensive. The only other things to do are exercise and adequate rest. We are created to be active and to enjoy the natural world, but we have become artificial in so many ways. Technology is a two-edged sword. ...Read more

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Of how I can better manage my sleep and health?

Of how I can better manage my sleep and health?

Diet/exercisef: This question keeps popping up. It is a reminder that the overall health of the U.S.Is awful! Appropriate diet, staying away from "junk", coffee, smoking and taking open air exercise are the only ways that you can become "healthy". There are no short cuts. See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" thatg you can google. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Sleep and health (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
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive when you're sleepy
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Is night work going to affect my sleep and health?

Is night work going to affect my sleep and health?

Yes: 7-8 hours of restful and restorative sleep in tune with the natural daylight cycle and the body's normal circadian rhythms is ideal for almost everyone. Any interruption or change in that pattern is associated with higher risk of health issues. Night shift workers clearly have a higher risk of developing chronic disease, impaired cognitive function, impaired memory, depression, etc. ...Read more

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I won't sleep. It affect my sleep and health. How to control this?

I won't sleep. It affect my sleep and health. How to control this?

Insomnia: Insomnia is very common today. It is related to an unquiet mind from any cause. If sugary stuff is in your diet, get rid of it completely. Try meditating that is achieved by sitting quietly and coounting your blessings, however few they are or how hard your life is. ...Read more

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Sleep and health (Tip)

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

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What's the most medically and scientifically accepted study on effects of sleep and health? Do I really have to sleep 8 hours a night?

What's the most medically and scientifically accepted study on effects of sleep and health? Do I really have to sleep 8 hours a night?

6 to 8 hours: Most people will perform best and have the best health with 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Your body will tell you what you need. Eventhough some people do well with less than 6 hours others may need more than 8. The quality of sleep is also important and if deep sleep is not achieved, 8 hours may not be enough. ...Read more

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Sleep and health (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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Is it possible to find out what percentage of us medical schools teach their students about sleep health?

Is it possible to find out what percentage of us medical schools teach their students about sleep health?

Don't think so: I am not aware of a website that tracks / posts this information. Sleep study was a short elective at my med school. Am not aware of anyone requiring it. Some aspects to come up in other lectures, though. ...Read more

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Sleep hrs recom? I'm trying to find out from what window is a good amt. Of hrs to aim for optimal sleep health. Not under sleep nor over, Ty Dr!

Sleep hrs recom? I'm trying to find out from what window is a good amt. Of hrs to aim for optimal sleep health. Not under sleep nor over, Ty Dr!

7 to 8 hrs: Is what I recommend to my patients, however no two people are the same, and sometimes our "sleep needs" can change as we age. 7-8 hrs is generally believed to be the average time needed for a good night's rest. During your period you may need a little more sleep than usual also, and that is normal. Pleasant dreams! ...Read more

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Sleep and health (Tip)

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

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How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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I sleep for almost 10 hours daily on weekdays and for almost 15 hours on weekends. What are the effects of excessive sleeping on my health.

I sleep for almost 10 hours daily on weekdays and for almost 15 hours on weekends. What are the effects of excessive sleeping on my health.

Deconditioning: The more time you spend in bed, the less time you spend in your daily activity. The results can be weight gain, loss of muscle mass, abnormalities in your blood sugar and blood fats, poor cardiovascular fitness. The list goes on and on. What I would want to know is, why do you need so much sleep? It's important that you find out. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
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Sleep and health (Tip)

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

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How does obstructive sleep apnea impact health?

Lots of ways: The impact of sleep disorders is evident in a wide range of adverse health consequences, including but not limited to hypertension, cadiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders such a diabetes, gastric disorders such as gerd, respiratory disorders such as asthma, emotional and psychological disorders, and even sudden death. There is a much higher rate of motor vehicle accidents as well. ...Read more

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18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. Sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? Cancer cause?

18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. Sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? Cancer cause?

You might consider: Asking for a SLEEP STUDY which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can arrange! There is no CANCER risk! However poor sleep can result in many other issues and should NOT be ignored!
Hope this helps!
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Sleep and health (Tip)

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

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Will sleep late affect my health although I have enough sleep?

Will sleep late affect my health although I have enough sleep?

As above: It depends, sleep hygiene is very important for treating insomnia, which means going to bed at certain time and waking up at certain time, and being consistent. ...Read more

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Why is sleep important for good health?

Sleep: Think of sleep this way. It's the body's way of recharging itself, energizing itself, cleaning itself out, and to refresh itself. Prolonged sleep loss put the body at risk for colds and flu, stress, ulcers, hypertension and other stress related ailments. ...Read more

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

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

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How does not sleeping enough affect your health?

Increase risk stroke: If less than 6 hrs per night. ...Read more

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Sleep and health (Tip)

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

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Is skipping a night of sleep bad for your health? Trying to avoid jet lag.

A little bit: Especially your brain, but also your endocrine system, neurological system, cardio-vascular system, GI system, etc. All need restoration thoough sleep. Of course one missed night of sleep will not result in serious ramifications for your health, but in the big picture, proper sleep on a regular basis is one of the most essential components of all for good health and long life. ...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