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What is the best sleep clinic in U.S. or world? Have primary sleep disorder. Never slept more than 2 hours in 6 sleep studies, some no sleep.

What is the best sleep clinic in U.S. or world?  Have primary sleep disorder. Never slept more than 2 hours in 6 sleep studies, some no sleep.

Sleep disorder: Sleep studies can help but consider looking at additional modalities such as a nutritionist (to check for food allergies) and clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training. See www.asch.net for licensed referrals. Peace and good health. ...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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19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

Maybe: Studies have suggested that chronic insomnia can lead to a various health issues including obesity, depression, heart disease, neurodegnererative disorders, and others. Please see your primary care physician for evaluation of your insomnia. There are effective treatments available. ...Read more

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In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

Statistics: Its a way of rephrasing the statistics. The cdc states 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. ...Read more

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Is it helpful for asthmatic w apnea to have an oximeter? Also have sudden sleepiness in daytime. Sleep studies=no chg in o2 stats w apneas.

Is it helpful for asthmatic w apnea to have an oximeter? Also have sudden sleepiness in daytime. Sleep studies=no chg in o2 stats w apneas.

Sleep studies OK: Knowing your oxygen saturation and being able to do something about it are 2 different issues. Oximetry values seem to me to be most important in your sleep study diagnosis, and then allowing your pulmonologist or sleep apnea doc to guide you to a plan for maintenance. I think you can forego the oximeter and use whatever method to control your problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Night owls: If you feel you are a night owl, but do not feel rested from your sleep, please get an assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep expert. The body clock can be reset if you desire to sleep more at night, and if your lifestyle is more night owl, a sleep Psychologist can work in detail with you to create interventions to help you get the best quality rest from your sleep. Don't give up! ...Read more

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When are diapers suggested for adults?

When are diapers suggested for adults?

Incontinent: When an adult can't control their release of urine or stool., it is best to use adult diapers. The term is called incontinent. There are many causes. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Not confirmed: The association of enuresis with obstructive sleep apnea is not confirmed. Incidental cases are reported where an individual had both conditions. ...Read more

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4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read more

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What causes obstructive sleep apnea in children who already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

What causes obstructive sleep apnea in children who already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

Sleep apnea: Is your child in the normal weight catagory- if they are heavier or their body anatomy like a narrow palate or thick neck could cause a smaller airway that may be a factor. They may need orthodontia to help open the air way. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep is adequate? for a 39 year old busy executive

How many hours of sleep is adequate? for a 39 year old busy executive

Sleep duration: Most people need 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night. If you feel like you need to take a nap in the middle of the day you're not getting enough sleep. Also if you feel the need to drink caffeine to keep you going more sleep is recommended. ...Read more

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How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

Sleep apnea: It's not very likely but certainly possible. Sometimes it happens not because of being overweight but rather because of the anatomy of your jaw and throat. ...Read more

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5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea? Or is it all ADHD related

5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea?  Or is it all ADHD related

Yes: I've seen kids misdiagnosed as ADHD, when in fact they had sleep apnea. In children when they are sleep deprived, they often will "push through it", resembling an ADHD-type picture. Does he have large tonsils? Since he snores, and is sleep talking (could be a sign of sleep deprivation and high stage III pressure) I would recommend a sleep study to evaluate for possible OSA. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are humans the only animals who sleep in 1 block of time? I have heard some animals are "polyphasic" and sleep multiple times per 24 hours.

Are humans the only animals who sleep in 1 block of time?  I have heard some animals are "polyphasic" and sleep multiple times per 24 hours.

Sleep: Giraffes can go without sleep for weeks, while brown bats sleep for nearly the entire day. Rats have similar sleep needs to humans. Mammals all have the same fundamental sleep cycle. Smaller animals, who often have higher rates of brain metabolism, tend to require more sleep, while larger animals generally get less sleep. All the animals that sleep less than four hours on average are large land ma. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep per 24hr does an elderly person need? 92 walks. Makes many loud breathing sounds at night but asleep; cat naps during the day

How many hours of sleep per 24hr does an elderly person need? 92 walks. Makes many loud breathing  sounds at night but asleep; cat naps during the day

She sleeps whenever: The amount of sleep may not change but habbit of sleep will over time. When young, u have to work and have other responsibilties to accomplish during day, thus needing to sleep at night. At 92, she does not have to get up early, so sleeps whenever she wants, naps whenever convenient. As long as she feels well and active when up, she is fine. She got to 92! she sleeps when she needs it! :-)). ...Read more