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What are the next day symptoms of sleep disorders?

What are the next day symptoms of sleep disorders?

Many: There are a host but to mention a few, sleepiness, poor memory, poor learning, irritability, inability to focus or pay attention, disorganization, depression, anxiety, easy to be angered, poor balance. ...Read more

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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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Rephrased: I have been to several check ups since 4/23/12 when my sleep study was done. Why am i not being treated for sign. Sleep disorder breathing?

Rephrased: I have been to several check ups since 4/23/12 when my sleep study was done. Why am i not being treated for sign. Sleep disorder breathing?

Ask again with info: I would need your ahi, rdi for your total night's sleep study and then i it might be possible to comment. Also give me your lowest desaturation and average oxygen saturation for the night. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does it take more than one sleep study to diagnose sleep disorders?

Sometimes: Sometimes the disorder is not discovered early enough and a second study must be done. Other sleep disorders require one type of a negative sleep study then another kind after that. The long and short of it is that there are different kinds of sleep disorders an different kinds of tests with different requirements. ...Read more

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What are sleep disorders and how do you test for them?

Many: Sleep apnea is the commonest. Nighmares, night terrors, sleep paralysis, sleep walking, insomnia. Most are associated with rem sleep and some are obviously observed. A sleep laboratory can make a diagnosis of "mystery" cases. Sudden infant death syndrome (sids) is a sleep disorder and there are ocassionally symptoms that may predict it as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a sleeping disorder, or are on your way to getting one?

How do you know you have a sleeping disorder, or are on your way to getting one?

Keep Sleep Log : If one keeps log of sleep symptoms like snoring, fatigue, restless leg symptoms, daytime sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep etc. When were symptom onset and, any progression? Put in scale of 0-10. Consider your family input what they feel in severity or progression. Discuss this with your doctor and obtain guidelines to see if you any sleep disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Water beds causing sleep disorders?

Highly unlikely: I am not aware of any scientific studies. May want to check on google. ...Read more

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What does sleep disorders actually mean--insomnia?

Insomnia: Insomnia means inability to fall asleep inability to maintain sleep early morning awakening non restorative sleep this is given you have adequate time and opportunity to get good sleep. ...Read more

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Should stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal should be used to treat sleeping disorders?

Should stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal should be used to treat sleeping disorders?

For some: They can be used to treat narcolepsy and residual symptoms of sleep apnea (after CPAP or other treatments have been optimized). Only a sleep study can accurately diagnose these conditions and use of stimulants prior to the test can interfer with making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity). ...Read more

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Sleep Disturbance (Definition)

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