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I am a student I want more time to study. So how can I reduce my sleep hours from 8 hours to 5 and half hours?
Sleep: Regulate your bedtime-waketime hours, with alarm clock. ...Read more
Can I split my sleep hours to two sections? For example 4 hrs at night, 3 in the next afternoon and still be healthy?
Are referring: To mucus in the back of your throat? It is actually flowing during the day too, but gravity pulls it down. At night it pools in the throat and you can wake up with a bunch of yuck. ...Read more
Hard to say: What you are referring to is "polyphasic" sleeping. There aren't a lot of studies regarding this but it does seem to boil down to: it depends on the individual. Some people who sleep in these atypical patterns seem to do fine without findings of sleep deprivation while others do poorly. You may consider seeing how your body feels, but if you do, be careful about operating a car while trying. ...Read more
Likely: Your body does best with routines -- especially sleep. 8 - 9 hours is recommended for everyone! The body repairs itself when sleeping. Growth hormone is secreted while sleeping and all the benefits of it result. When well rested, you are able to do better in all things, mental and physical. Good luck with the routine. ...Read more
What's the normal sleep hours for 10 months baby? My daughter sleeps each 2 hours for one hour along with10 hours at night Is it normal
Normal Sleeping: Sleeping patterns differ among children. The average pattern for the 9-10 month old infant is a 11-12 hours at night with two naps lasting 1-2 hours each. If your infant is happy, well rested and growing appropriately then her pattern is normal for her. If her patterns change dramatically then return to her primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm a 45 yr. Old female. The past 2 weeks I've been waking up around 3-5 a.m. I know its not enough sleep. Hours to fall asleep again. What is it?
Many possiblities: Waking up too early can have many causes from anxiety to substance use. Here are some things to try. Do not use anything with caffeine 12 hours before going to bed. Do not use any electronics 3 hours before bedtime. Exercise early in the day, not before bedtime. If you smoke do not smoke 3 hours before bed. Try a 25 mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) before sleep. If these do not work, see your doctor. ...Read more
My normal sleep hour were 8, now needing at least 10 hrs to function, is this hypersomnia, or has my body changed wid age or is need for 10 hrs normal?
Hypersomnia: This change makes me wonder about the possibility that you might be either taking a medication that is causing you to sleep more, or that you have a sleep disorder that is interrupting your sleep, or that you have a mild form of depression, or possibly some other medical condition. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Excess sleeping and laziness, even after doing regular exercise. Any remedy for reducing sleep hours?
Find why: Anemic? Depressed? Malnourished from a "pop" diet? Overweight? Sleep apnea? Porphyria? Hypothyroid? Any other symptoms? Dropped libido points to hemochromatosis / pituitary adenoma. Parasomnia such as restless legs? I had a colleague's career almost ruined by that one before it was diagnosed. Carbon monoxide? Early ms? Hypercalcemia? Don't treat the symptoms, man -- find the cause! ...Read more
I work from home and feel this is not good for mental health. Tech jobs also = bad sleep hours and rhythm. What do I do for better mental/phys health?
Compensate: Some people find working from home isolating -- they miss the social stimulation of being in an office with other colleagues. Is this the case with you? If so, perhaps you can make up for this by socializing with others in your non-work hours. Consider any other factors you're missing. See about compensating or rearranging your work tasks to optimize both your work & life. ...Read more
My 4yo is in bed by 730p & usu awake/up 4 day by 7a. I don't know her exact sleep hours but she is miserable & tired 4+ days a week. Why could this be?
I always feel sleepy. However I do sleeping hours between 8:pm to 7:am, that's pretty great. But still I always feel sleepy during daytime, help me dis?
Humph: Are your covers all over the bed when you wake up? Do you toss and turn a lot? Do you snore? Do you wake yourself up gasping or making strange noises?! could you fall asleep driving or at a stop sign? Do you drink coffee or energy drinks to stay awake? Do you miss work because you are exhausted? Could or do you fall asleep trying to read a book or at the computer? If you said yes to. ...Read more
Greeting;What is best relief for mighty muscle spasms during resting or sleep hours, please. They are worst than ever in strenghth. Thank you.
Answer is obvious: If your car was making a funny sound, would you think, "How can I get rid of that funny sound? " or would you think, "I need to take my car in to the mechanic to find out what's making that sound so HE can get rid of the sound"? It's just as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. How can you treat something when you don't know what is causing that something? ...Read more
How much hour is nomal sleep hour for 1 mo baby, per 24 hour time? My baby seems have lack of sleep (wake every 1-2 hr).
Is it okay to swallow tablets without water? I take Zeptol 200 thrice a day and often during my sleep hours it leaves a bad taste when rubs tongue.
I was struck bluntly in right temple by a baseball in 1995. tinnitus began in 2008-09. very disruptive while horizontal during sleep hours. I've had?
Hello Dr I would like to ask you a question if it is normal for a 40 year old man to have to urunate 1 time every nigth during sleeping hours, if this means he could be suffering from BPH? Also what about would be the normal urine flow/intensity for him?
At 40 yrs, BPH is uncommon. Voiding once is not that bad but is not common. Do you drink fluids, alcohol,
coffee, tea, a lot of fruits before bedtime? They all cause your complaint. I don't want to go into detail of flow and intensity which require special instruments. Abstain from excessive fluids at night, if you still are bothered with the one-time getting up @ night, see a urologist ...Read more
Hi Doctor, is it normal to urinate during sleeping hours in the night every 2to 3 hours? Shall I worry? Thanks
Urine frequency: As men become older their prostate may gets bigger, this enlargement of the prostate can cause urinary flow obstruction and frequent urination, also infection can cause urinary frequency, diabetes can also cause this, drinking too much liquid also can be the culprit, see a doctor for evaluation if this continues ...Read more
I am recentely having long sleep houres, 10h~ and when I wake up I feel intense pain in all my body muscles and legs muscles afe cramped. Help!
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Coughs 24/7 even sleeping hours. Propped up with two pillows. Not sick/asthma. Heavy smoker. Coughing 6mos or more. Could this be COPD? Congested 24/7
I would suggest an eval by a lung specialist. It is important to analyze the sputum, perform lung function testing and to obtain an imaging study. I hope that you can try to quit. The American Lung Association can help if you give them a call.
Congestion can cause post nasal drip and you can try a decongestant at night. This can contribute to your cough, but since you smoke, pls visit M.D. ...Read more
Yes, helpful: Most adults are healthiest when sleeping around 8 hours/night, with a straight block of at least 6 hours. Children and young adults need more sleep as the brain and body are developing. As adults age, 55+, often sleep becomes more difficult. Sometimes this is hormonally related. Talk with your doctor to assess your sleep and its effect on your health and potential treatment/ interventions. ...Read more
Are you able to function with less sleep? There is variation in the need for sleep and the average is about 8 hour. Eleven hours seems excessive. How do you get your day's work done? Even if you are not working, it would be good idea to limit your sleep to no more than 9 hours.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Napping: Devil's advocate. Try to understand why napping 2 rs in afternoon. This is our normal circadian dip and yes, we're tired. Two hours is excessive most cases and when not, it may mean we're not sleeping recommended 6-8 hours at night (adults). In 2 hours you may get into all stages of sleep including rem which does throw off your nocturnal sleep, evening if you feel "ok.". ...Read more