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I'm having trouble falling asleep after taking a nap need help?

I'm having trouble falling asleep after taking a nap need help?

The Naps may be: the problem. Cut out the napping & see if you fall asleep better at night. ...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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Is amnesia common after waking up from coma?

Is amnesia common after waking up from coma?

Possibly: It depends on what the reason for the coma is. You wont have any memory of the coma itself, but depending on if you had a head injury or if any part of your brain was affected, then you could have various forms of amnesia. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme trouble sleeping. usually cannot fall asleep till the early hours of the morning. I get maybe 1-4 hours on an average night.

I'm having extreme trouble sleeping. usually cannot fall asleep till the early hours of the morning. I get maybe 1-4 hours on an average night.

Poor sleep: Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. See a mental health professional who may teach your some stress management techniques, self-hypnosis, or biofeedback. Peace and good health. No stimulants after noon and no computer screens of any kind at least 1 hr. before sleep. ...Read more

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Limbs hurting after stroke?

Limbs hurting after stroke?

Depends: If you were bedridden or immobile fora while, you could become stiff and get contracture. This could cause pain. ...Read more

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Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Yes: Sometimes patients may have more than one problem. If those symptoms did not resolve completely with rehydration, then medical care should be sought immediately. Even if they did resolve, follow up with a primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleep paralysis be induced in the morning, after 8 hours sleeping?

Help plz! Can sleep paralysis be induced in the morning, after 8 hours sleeping?

Yes: It usually happens early morning hours. Its a sleep disorder .May need a sleep study.See a neurologist or sleep expert. ...Read more

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Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot be properly formed. It is not likely that events which occur in the post-ictal period will be recalled. ...Read more

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Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

If the person has : Signs of serious head injury - they should be medically evaluated. Otherwise they can go to sleep if they desire. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, >>. ...Read more

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Do people sleep more after having a stroke?

Do people sleep more after having a stroke?

Sleep and stroke: If the stroke involves the area of brain involved with wakefulness and sleep, excess sleep is possible. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause insomnia 15 hours after occurrence?

Can a concussion cause insomnia 15 hours after occurrence?

Could be: If one has sustained a true concussion, which does indeed result in loss of consciousness, loss of memory or a combination of both, there certainly can be a post-concussional syndrome, which not only can result in sleep dysfunction, but an additional syndrome causing problems for roughly 6 weeks. Most of this can be controlled. ...Read more

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Can rolandic fits change from sleeping to waking hours for about 10 secs during the daytime?

Can rolandic fits change from sleeping to waking hours for about 10 secs during the daytime?

SeiZures: Your question needs to be more specific. Why a value of 10 seconds, is it a repeating pattern? Did you do a 24 hour eeg and consult neurology for objective evidence! ...Read more

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What causes memory loss after waking from a coma?

What causes memory loss after waking from a coma?

Memory loss: Memory loss subsequent to coma can depend upon the reason for the coma. Some patients in a coma were placed in a medically -induced one while others may have had a disease state that caused the coma. Some patients may have sustained brain injury and the type an location of the injured brain can impact the amount of memory loss. ...Read more

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He's always nauseaus, dizzy, anxious, goes days with sleeping 15-18 hours then days of sleeping under 6 hours. What can cause this?

He's always nauseaus, dizzy, anxious, goes days with sleeping 15-18 hours then days of sleeping under 6 hours. What can cause this?

Several: There are several physical and several mental disorders that would have similar symptoms. There is no reason to suffer with this problem. Get checked out by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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6 wk old extreme difficulty sleeping. Won't sleep in crib, swing, car, or swaddled. Please help it takes us hours before she finally falls asleep.

6 wk old extreme difficulty sleeping. Won't sleep in crib, swing, car, or swaddled. Please help it takes us hours before she finally falls asleep.

It can be tough: Make time approaching sleep time calm and quiet. Don't feed, overstimulate, have tickles and then expect the child to just shut down and go to sleep. Won't happen. Dont respond instantly so they learn to lull themselves to sleep. Let them figure it out without a lot of interference from you. Google My newborn won't sleep. Lots of really good info from multiple sources like Parents.com. ...Read more

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If a seizure occurs 72 hours after suddenly stopping Dilantin does one have epilepsy?

If a seizure occurs 72  hours after suddenly stopping Dilantin does one have epilepsy?

Withdrawal effect: Abrupt withdrawal from medication is never a good idea. It may indicate that there is a tendency for seizures, but the sudden change in drug effect may have been the cause. It would be reasonable to go back to the previous dosing and very gradually reduce the dose sometime later. ...Read more

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I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?

I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?

No: Lack of sleep and stress cannot affect implantation; but significant stress can sometimes affect your ovulation. Have you noticed you are late or skipping periods? ...Read more