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Sleep Sacks For Adults
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.
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
Looking for a sleep specialist for insomnia, not apnea in boston ma area. Dx'd w/delayed sleep phase, but now unable to get to sleep or stay asleep.
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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