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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sleep Disturbance (Overview)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns are abnormal or disordered.


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What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

Polysomnogram: A sleep study is called a polysomnogram and it assesses breathing patterns, arousals, oxygenation, stage of sleep and airflow. The most common sleep disturbances can be diagnosed this way. Specialized studies are needed for narcolepsy and insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
535 doctors shared insights

Sleep Disturbance (Overview)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns are abnormal or disordered.


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What are the symptoms that are associated with sleep disturbance?

Depends: Sleep disturbances covers a wide range of problems from sleep apnea to insomnia. Most sleep disturbances have excessive fatigue or drowsiness as the primary symptoms. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed 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)
Daily
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Please help docs! is sleep disturbance a sign of something greater?

Please help docs! is sleep disturbance a sign of something greater?

Sleep disturbance: What type of sleep disturbance? Insomnia, nightmares, stopping breathing during sleep, may all be caused by different conditions. More information available from this provider. ...Read 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
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Never drive sleepy
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What causes sleep disturbance?

What causes sleep disturbance?

A number of things: There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab. ...Read more

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Is somnapure effective at treating sleeping disturbances?

Is somnapure effective at treating sleeping disturbances?

Unclear: This is not a fda approved drug for insomnia and hasn't been studied in a rigorous manner. It is considered a food supplement that is generally regarded as safe, but efficacy is lacking from scientific studies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sleep disturbance?

What is the treatment for sleep disturbance?

Depends: What kind of sleep disturbance? More specifics are required to answer this question. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

Depends: It depends on the type of sleep disorder. I would suggest seeing a physician who has experience and training with sleep disorders to determine what kind of sleep disorder you have and then consider the treatment options available. Best of luck. ...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