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Doctor insights on: Sleeping Masks For Women

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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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Will doctors prescribe sleeping pills for exremely light sleepers?

Will doctors prescribe sleeping pills for exremely light sleepers?

Sometimes: Sleeping pills are usually best used temporarily, because otherwise you can become dependent on them. Newer ones interfere less with the quality of your sleep, but you can still have problems stopping them. There are natural ways to help deepen your sleep; look up sleep hygiene improvement for suggestions. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

In some cases: If you have narrow angle glaucoma that has not been treated with laser, you cannot take these medications. Otherwise it is okay. ...Read more

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Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sleeping mask med effect to people who sleep day time?

Sleeping mask med effect  to people who sleep day time?

Whaaaa?: Sleeping mask ensures dark environment for sleep, to eliminate major "zeitgeiber" (bringer of the day) that triggers brain to release "wake-up" hormones. Med effect from sleeping meds just sedates brain (/body) to make it easier to get to / stay asleep. Day sleepers average less total sleep & poorer health than "normal" folks, so help them out and let them sleep. ...Read more

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Is taking 11 sleeping pills in 5 consecutive nights safe? Thanks. Not being able to sleep from anxiety..

Is taking 11 sleeping pills in 5 consecutive nights safe? Thanks. Not being able to sleep from anxiety..

Depends: That sounds excessive but might be ok. I can't really tell without knowing what kind of sleeping pill you took. If it is an over-the-counter agent, most of those have Diphenhydramine as the active ingredient, and the usual dose is 25 mg. 11 of those over 5 days would mean 50 or 75 mg of Diphenhydramine nightly. This is not bad, but you should seek treatment for the underlying anxiety. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for sleep apnea outside of using different masks with air at night?

What are treatment options for sleep apnea outside of using different masks with air at night?

Masks alternatives: There are many alternatives including: oral appliances, surgery, weight loss and changing certain habits (e.g. avoid alcohol or eating near bed time). See your PCP for consultation. Oral appliances may be an effective treatment option for you. ...Read more

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Women who have their periods is ok for them to wear diapers?

Women who have their periods is ok for them to wear diapers?

Yes: Other options include wearing 2 sanitary pads, or a tampon and a pad, or an instead or diva cup. See your doctor if your periods are very heavy. She may be able to help. ...Read more

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Whats pills are good hdhd and for sleeping for13years old ?

Whats pills are good hdhd and for sleeping for13years  old ?

Hello: Encourage you to have an adult or older teen ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits for people that use oxygen when they sleep?

Are there health benefits for people that use oxygen when they sleep?

Nocturnal oxygen: Health benefits accrue to people using oxygen at night only if they need it. If you do not require oxygen then it will bot benefit you to use it. There are no health benefits to "oxygen bars.". ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why adults use pillows for sleeping ?

Could use expert help with why adults use pillows for sleeping ?

Alighnment: "one of the main reasons we use pillows has to do with the complicated relationship between our heads, necks, and spines. When a person is walking upright during the day, the head and neck are held in vertical alignment over the spine by a complex arrangement of muscles and tendons. During sleep, however, many of these muscles relax, causing the head to fall backwards or forwards." wisegeek.Com. ...Read more

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Would using a nightly moisturizer help prevent new wrinkles especially for someone who sleeps on the side of their face in bed?

Face tape helps: Moisturizers can help, but as we age we lose collagen in the skin and it is easier for wrinkles to form. Products such as tretinoin may stimulate collagen and increase skin thickness. That helps with wrinkles. Some people use tape on their face when they sleep to avoid "sleep lines". You can also get a special pillow that makes you sleep on your back. ...Read more

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Is there a health risk to infants caused by sleeping in swings, bouncer, seats for extended periods of time- long naps or overnight?

Is there a health risk to infants caused by sleeping in swings, bouncer, seats for extended periods of time- long naps or overnight?

Depends on situation: Some infants can look fine when awake but will turn their head, fold their airway & stop breathing after falling asleep. This can be fatal.It is most likely to occur in the first months before neck strength improves, but is more worrisome if the kid is sick, a former premi or has a neurologic condition. Please clear this with your pcp for individual needs. ...Read more

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Is wish garden herbal sleepy nights for kids safe to use occasionally?

Is wish garden herbal sleepy nights for kids safe to use occasionally?

Safety not known for: herbal products, as well controlled studies have not been done. One ingredient, passion flower, is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation in drugs.com. Melatonin has been more widely studied and although not approved as a drug, does help regulate sleep cycles and has not been found to have toxicities. Avoid caffeine, high activity and TV, along with reg bedtime rituals seem to work the best. ...Read more

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Are sleeping tablets risky for those with meningioma please?

They should not: adversely affect your brain tumor. Follow up with your neurologist and neurosurgeon.God bless you! http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningioma/basics/definition/CON-20026098 http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/alternative_treatments_for_insomnia ...Read more

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6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

Not recommended: The active ingredients in marijuana cross into the fetus blood supply and can affect neural development. Talk to your OB about alternatives that are safer. ...Read more

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First dose of modafinil100 for drowsiness, no anxiety&mood improvement, some sleepiness decreasement , only works for about 6 hours, i slept easily?

First dose of modafinil100 for drowsiness, no anxiety&mood improvement, some sleepiness decreasement , only works for about 6 hours, i slept easily?

Will probably: Need the 250 mg dose. If you are feeling fine and your doctor has authorized it, you can go up to that dose tomorrow. ...Read more