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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


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Is 220mg naproxen sodium enough to have any effect on pain relief? Why do I feel like sleeping all day when I take it? It makes me so tired.

Is 220mg naproxen sodium enough to have any effect on pain relief? Why do I feel like sleeping all day when I take it? It makes me so tired.

See details: Occasionally nsaids can cause sedation. If it does that to you, don't take it. The 220 mg dose can be effective for pain control. ...Read more

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Everytime I fall asleep my fingers swell. I'm on a low sodium diet.

Everytime I fall asleep my fingers swell. I'm on a low sodium diet.

Gravity: Your fingers always get larger when you lie down as fluid redistributes. When you stand gravity pulls excess fluid in your body down into your legs. When you lay down that fluid then seeks out the new lowest part of your body. Part of the reason you swell may be due to the reason you are on a low sodium diet. ...Read more

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30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

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30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

Undetermined: At federal level - marijuana is still illegal. At state level - legalized in some, not so in others. Therefore, physicians at this time are legally bound to not recommend marijuana for routine use. More importantly, marijuana has not been studied for treatment of chronic pain and we do not know if it truly helps. Jury is still Out there.. ...Read more

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I'm in big trouble. Tomorrow is my exam and I don't have a time to sleep. Please help me so that I can't sleep for 14 hours.

I'm in big trouble. Tomorrow is my exam and I don't have a time to sleep. Please help me so that I can't sleep for 14 hours.

Preparing 4 exam: Walking around, reading out loud the testing prep materials you have, use cold towel to wipe your face. If too sleepy, take a nap at your desk for 30min but make sure you set alarm. Good luck on your exam. ...Read more

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Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Try to treat it: Currently ASPD is not known to be more life-threatening than, say, obstructive sleep apnea. ASPD patients usually fall asleep between 6-8pm & wake up before dawn. Treating ASPD with bright light therapy in the evenings or with chronotherapy would be the most healthful approach for you. See a sleep specialist. Http://www. Sleepassociation. Org/index. Php? P=advancedsleepphasesyndrome ...Read more

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My husband has a big appetite but every time he eats its almost like he's drugged. He has to go to sleep. Do you know why this could be happening?

My husband has a big appetite but every time he eats its almost like he's drugged. He has to go to sleep. Do you know why this could be happening?

Eating & Sleepiness: It is quite common for an individual to become sleepy after eating. The body diverts the blood flow to the digestive tract and signals the body to relax. It is not uncommon to fall asleep just after a meal. If one becomes habituated to this desire to sleep it can be quite powerful. Since there may be other reasons for excessive sleepiness after a meal, one should see their primary md for an eval. ...Read more

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Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

No: To my knowledge, the size of the baby at birth does not necessarily effect length of sleep time. ...Read more

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Sir I am sleeping time is big sound coming what is the solution?

Sir I am sleeping time is big sound coming what is the solution?

Not sure of question: I think the question is what to do about snoring (big sound during sleep)? Among other causes, snoring may be associated with sleep apnea, which occurs when one's tongue blocks the air passage during sleep. This is often seen in people who are overweight. Wgt loss might help, but mainly one needs to see doc for exam and possible referral to sleep med doc. For a proper diagnosis to be made. ...Read more

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A big day ahead, a lot of work, and have to get some good sleep. Is it effective to take estazolam tablets?

A big day ahead, a lot of work, and have to get some good sleep. Is it effective to take estazolam tablets?

In my opinion, no.: Estazolam or "prosom" is an fda approved hypnotic agent meaning it promotes sleep. It has a rather long half life so it is still likely to be having some effects the next morning. For this reason it is also used to treat anxiety and for the same reason you may not wish to choose this sleep aid. Sporadic use of another hypnotic with a shorter duration of action might serve you better. ...Read more

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My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?

My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?

Normal feeding?: You mention reflux medication and I see on the profile "hydrochlorothiazide." I assume that's your medication and not your baby's. If he is breastfeeding or formula feeding well and is gaining weight, then there is no concern. I was not clear from your question if you meant he was not having a big appetite for solids or for his milk? ...Read more

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How big is the relationship between sleeping disorders and psychological health?

Big: There is a significant relationship between insomnia and mental health. For those with both insomnia and a mood disorder, about a third developed the insomnia first. Anxiety in particular appears to have a strong relationship with insomnia. Here are some references: http://j.Mp/uctmid and http://j.Mp/uctuya. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a big problem when im sleeping my sperm come automatic?

What do you recommend if I have a big problem when im sleeping my sperm come automatic?

Nocturnal: Emissions (wet dreams) are not uncommon. I would try not to look it as a "big problem". I. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Question: When you are sleeping you may be lying in such a way as to obstruct venous drainage from the arm, this will cause the fingers to swell, they'll decompress when the position changes and the drainage is better. Altering your sleep postures may be difficult. ...Read more

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My 4yr old got bit while sleeping the bites look like mosquito and are going away but 1 that is big red and with a red ring around it what do I do?

My 4yr old got bit while sleeping the bites look like mosquito and are going away but 1 that is big red and with a red ring around it what do I do?

Have it seen...: Sounds like it is a good idea to have the bite looked at by his pediatrician. It may just be an inflammatory/allergic type response, but it is important to make sure that it isn't infected. ...Read more

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Hi my left testicles is big compare to right and its create a lot pain from few days. Even I can't sleep properly. Please advice me what to do?

Hi my left testicles is big compare to right and its create a lot pain from few days. Even I can't sleep properly. Please advice me what to do?

See a physician: You could have an infection in the testicle or epididymis which could cause the swelling. This can be treated with antibiotics. Less likely would be testicular torsion or twisting of the testicle, which would require surgery. After 4 hours of torsion, it is unlikely that the testicle could be saved. ...Read more

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My 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and I notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. Shud I b worried?

My 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and I notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. Shud I b worried?

Can call Dr's office: Unusual breathing movements in a 1-month old may be a problem, but it is hard to tell without examining the baby and seeing the movements. The best way to do this is to make videos of the baby's movements and show the pediatrician so he or she can decide whether the baby's movements are normal for his age. The baby may be refluxing milk and then has to swallow again, so interferes with breathing. ...Read more

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Why I feel burn or sleep on my big toe?

Why I feel burn or sleep on my big toe?

Nerve irritation: Burning or 'sleep' feeling in the big toe is usually due to pressure or injury to the 1st digital or deep peroneal nerve of the foot. Try to ice it and wear shoes with a wide toe box. If not relieved, see a podiatric physician. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, I ate an apple. Not to big.

How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, I ate an apple. Not to big.

Ur question: Is cute & refreshing thank you! A not so big apple should not be too difficult to digest. You may be already sound asleep at the time I answer you. It is recommended to wait a couple of hours after eating before going to bed. However, a small piece of banana is known to have a nice sedative effect and can be eaten at bedtime or during the night if u wake up, it helps to quickly fall back asleep! ...Read more

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What can occur if I took 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a zyrtec to help sleep before a big day?

What can occur if I took 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a zyrtec to help sleep before a big day?

Too much med: I don't think it is a good idea as it is too much antihistamine.I will recommend you discuss it with your doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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Both of my big toes are numb I fell asleep waiting on a light to change. My left side hurt to wear I couldn't sleep on it

Both of my big toes are numb I fell asleep waiting on a light to change. My left side hurt to wear I couldn't sleep on it

Big: Big toe numbness can be caused by compression of a nerve or nerves in the lower limbs, which may occur during sleep in unusual positions.

There are a few instances in which persistent toe numbness could be the sign of a larger problem, but this is not highly likely. A visit to a primary care doctor (internal medicine, family practice or urgent care) for an examination and individual attention can get to the bottom of the problem.

There is a far more serious problem: it is not normal for a driver of a vehicle to fall asleep while waiting for a light to change. This abnormal degree of sleepiness could be caused a number of things, including the effects of medical or recreational drugs (such as pain medication, allergy medication, anxiety medication, alcohol), not getting enough sleep (such as shift work, sleep apnea), or a problem called narcolepsy. Regardless of the cause, falling asleep while waiting for a light to change is an indication of circumstances in which the person should absolutely not be driving. Drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel can severely injure or kill the driver or, even worse, passengers, other drivers, or innocent bystanders (such as a school bus full of kids).

It is very important to get evaluated for the cause of drowsy driving and to refrain from driving until the problem is fixed. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

See doctor...: You need to have this examined by your doctor to figure out what it is and to get it treated. If it has been there for 8 months, it is not going to go away on its own. There are many possibilities of what this could be but it can't be diagnosed without examining it-need to know if it is discolored, how hard or soft it is, its exact location, etc. Please see your doctor to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Realized that for a long time I've been super irritable. Many little things send my pulse racing. Poor sleep a big factor? What can help?

Realized that for a long time I've been super irritable. Many little things send my pulse racing. Poor sleep a big factor? What can help?

Irritable: A vague symptom possibly Associated with a huge differential dignosis;start by excluding a thyroid disease;what was the indication for a colostomy? ...Read more

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2 cervical nodes together feel small/big at other times. 1st from. 4cm-.7cm. 2nd. 3cm-5cm. Saw 3mth ago bad cold and reflux in sleep. Are moveable.?

2 cervical nodes together feel small/big at other times. 1st from. 4cm-.7cm. 2nd. 3cm-5cm. Saw 3mth ago bad cold and reflux in sleep. Are moveable.?

See your doctor: A small persistent lymph node is common in small children. Larger or growing lymph nodes may be of concern. Repeating lab tests, physical exam by the same doctor is important. Lymph nodes are part of your body's mechanism for clearing away infections and chances are this is fine. ...Read more

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Why is it after I drank a big iced coffee today my right leg goes to sleep for a while.? also, ive gotten spasms before too, do I need to stop drinkin

Why is it after I drank a big iced coffee today my right leg goes to sleep for a while.? also, ive gotten spasms before too, do I need to stop drinkin

Coffee not for you!: There is an old joke, "Dr., it hurt hurts when I do this."
Dr.: "Then don't do it."
If you feel worse after drinking coffee your body is giving you a clear message that it is not good for you.
Please listen to your body.
Coffee is a drug, It can have powerful effects. It may be beneficial for many, but no food or drug agrees with everyone and it does not agree with you.
Please see comments. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Male 22. Just had big PVC which hurt and shocked me after sex. Been 45 minutes and hr is stable. Scared to go to sleep. Did sex adrenalin cause it?

Male 22. Just had big PVC which hurt and shocked me after sex. Been 45 minutes and hr is stable. Scared to go to sleep. Did sex adrenalin cause it?

I betcha: I would not worry for a minute about your heart skipping a single beat -- this is a common experience. Truth be told, I'm glad you were with a woman who made your heart do that. Love wisely and love well. Sleep tight. ...Read more

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16 month old, cranky, crying in sleep, 99.9 temp, not a big appetite, top molars have a piece coming through gums. Is this teething related or sick?

16 month old, cranky, crying in sleep, 99.9 temp, not a big appetite, top molars have a piece coming through gums. Is this teething related or sick?

Top molars: Coming in with decreased appetite and fussiness may just be from teething. This is normal. Supportive treatment only. Unless with temperature spike, increased irritability, decreased voids, vomiting and not playful, then it is time to go see your Pediatrician! ...Read more

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What allergy masks are effective and comfortable for sleeping? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus

Too good to be true: There is no mask that can be comfortable and effective yet washable. Sometimes a HEPA filter in the bedroom right above your head may help. The best approach is avoidance especially if you are allergic to dust mites. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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