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Dr. Paul Doghramji
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Sleep Pattern Changes (Overview)

changes= variations in the usual sleep routine


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What could cause sleeping patterns to suddenly change?

What could cause sleeping patterns to suddenly change?

Sleep patterns: Sudden change in sleeping patterns can be a marker for underlying serious medical illness. I would recommend that you go immediately to your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Doghramji
31 doctors shared insights

Sleep Pattern Changes (Overview)

changes= variations in the usual sleep routine


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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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Sleep pattern changed rapidly - new dad?

Sleep pattern changed rapidly - new dad?

Fragmentation: New dad or parent. Sleep pattern will become more like that of your newborn: fragmented. Unfortunately this leads to much lighter sleep and less restorative sleep. The key is to try to sleep for as long of periods as can be gotten so falling asleep when child falls asleep. Avoid exhaustion which can cause signfiicant mood disturbances and other problems. ...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
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Don't drink alcohol
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Never drive sleepy
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My sleep pattern changes are making me feel out of it. What should I do?

My sleep pattern changes are making me feel out of it. What should I do?

Proper sleep hygiene: I'm not sure what you mean by sleep pattern changes. Ideally you should follow proper sleep hygiene and set regular bed/wake times. Don't nap. If you're a shift worker you may have shift work sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Sleep pattern changes is messing up my ability to function normally, what can I do?

Sleep pattern changes is messing up my ability to function normally, what can I do?

Try to fix your bed : 1) try to keep you bedtime and wake up the same everyday even during your off days, this will reset your internal clock. 2) you can try 1 mg melatonin (over the counter) 2-3 hours before the bedtime as needed if you have problem falling in sleep. 3) the most important to keep your wake up time the same all the days. 4) make sure you get enough hours of sleep, like 7.30-8 hours, but some people nee. ...Read more

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I had a TVH done on the 28th of October. Everything was removed except my ovaries. There's been some funny things going on since I've had the surgery. I am now getting hot flashes, my sleep pattern has changed. Most of the time I can't sleep at all and I'

I had a TVH done on the 28th of October. Everything was removed except my ovaries. There's been some funny things going on since I've had the surgery. I am now getting hot flashes, my sleep pattern has changed. Most of the time I can't sleep at all and I'

Hormonal changes: A TVH may at times alter the blood supply to one or both remaining ovaries and cause changes in your hormones (predominantly your estrogens) which can trigger transient or premature ovarian dysfunction or rarely ovarian failure. Be a little patient and use conservative measures to remain comfortable . If your symptoms worsen or concern you, consult a gyn endocrinologist for diagnosis + Rx. ...Read more

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My sleep patterns have changed a lot this year. Why would it change?

My sleep patterns have changed a lot this year. Why would it change?

Many possibilities: Have you changed jobs, stress, diet, medications, exercise, schefules, alcohol intake. Usually if you examine carefully you will find clues. If not you should discuss it with your doctor as maybe there is something else physically under the surface that need to be looked at. ...Read more

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What could cause sleeping patterns to suddenly change?

Sleep patterns: Sudden change in sleeping patterns can be a marker for underlying serious medical illness. I would recommend that you go immediately to your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Quick trip from ca to chicago - how to rapidly change sleeping pattern?

Quick trip from ca to chicago - how to rapidly change sleeping pattern?

Not naturally: Most people can't 'phase adjust' more than 15-30 minutes per night, so it'd take you up to a week to adjust (especially traveling east, which is usually harder because it's more difficult to set your internal clock earlier). Many people are prescribed sleep and/or wake-promoting meds to help more quickly adjust, especially when occupational demands require it. ...Read more

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Is it right that one should take antipsychotics only if they absolutely need to because of its potential to change sleep patterns and other side effec?

Is it right that one should take antipsychotics only if they absolutely need to because of its potential to change sleep patterns and other side effec?

Yes: Antipsychotics are lifesavers for those that need them, however, you are correct, there are some significant side effects. As with all medications, you should only take what you need. ...Read more

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Skipping a heart beat after having meal. Sleeping and eating pattern has changed due to vacations and I have started smoking. Any solution?

Skipping a heart beat after having meal. Sleeping and eating pattern has changed due to vacations and I have started smoking. Any solution?

Evaluate health: Your doctor should check your weight, make sure your systolic blood pressure is under 130, check your heart valves with the use of a stethoscope, take your complete history, blood tests, check your ekg and help you stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can an intern change from a predominantly diurnal sleep pattern to a more nocturnal one?

Can an intern change from a predominantly diurnal sleep pattern to a more nocturnal one?

Yes: Lots of people switch to night work. It takes a little while to adapt because circaadian rhythm is normally related to the night/day cycle. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: change in sleep pattern) .

I am experiencing headache (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: change in sleep pattern) .

Why is your: aleep pattern changing. Fatigue is the most common reason for this kind of headache. But, other possibilities can include migraine, stress, depression AND BRAIN TUMOR. gET PROFESSIONAL HELP IF IT DOES NOT RESPOND TO RESTORING A GOOD SLEEP PATTERN. ...Read more

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My baby 2 months old from her birth she does not sleep at night, she wakes up to 7-8 hours at night before sleeping. How to change her sleep pattern ?

My baby 2 months old from her birth she does not sleep at night, she wakes up to 7-8 hours at night before sleeping.  How to change her sleep pattern
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Breast or bottle?: During the day, rouse her gently after 2 1/2-3 hours. Engage her in gooing & cooing & putting her on her tummy to play. Have a consistent bedtime at night, read, rock & cuddle in low light. Wipe out her mouth after the last feed to establish the habit. Put her in her crib in her own room, on her back, drowsy but awake. She'll learn to self-calm to fall asleep & may sleep 6 hrs by 4-6 mos. ...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