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Dr. Paul Doghramji
31 doctors shared insights

Sleep Pattern Changes (Overview)

Sleep pattern changes are based on age-related and activity-related needs for sleep. A pattern change means a person's sleep-wake times are now different than before.


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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)

Sleep pattern changes are based on age-related and activity-related needs for sleep. A pattern change means a person's sleep-wake times are now different than before.


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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
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
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

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