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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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Sleeping left side is good or right side?

Sleeping left side is good or right side?

Sleep: Usually right side. One theory is that it is less stressful on heart. ...Read more

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Hands go num while sleeping on side?

Numb: Nerves are electical wires with circuits which fingers sthumb to 1/2 4th finger on palm median nerve, same pattern on top radial nerve, 5th andq 1/2 4th is ulnar. . May be bend wrist or elbow compressing nerve while sleep. Could come from spinal cord at cervical area. There are tsts to determine area of " short" if severe. Could try cock up brace for wrist or keep elbow straight by using pillow. ...Read more

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What are neuro sleep drink side effects?

What are neuro sleep drink side effects?

Neuro sleep drink: Her are the contents:neurosleep: magnesium glycinate, l-theanine, 5-hydroxytryptophan, and melatonin
the primary side effect would be sedation and perhaps too much the next day for some people. The 14 oz of liquid it's in will likely require a bladder-emptying, so I hope you don' t sleep through it. Be. Careful driving and operating machinery the next day. Take care. ...Read more

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Sleeping pill side effects ?

Sleeping pill side effects
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Sleeping pills: There are numerous sleeping pill side effects. If you are referring to benzodiazepines or z-drugs they can cause sleep walking/talking/eating/driving. You can feel drowsy in the daytime and it can impair your motor skills. Benzodiazepines can be highly addictive and lead to rebound insomnia when stopped. Please contact me for natural sleep aids and safer techniques on how to sleep better. ...Read more

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My dr thinks I have lymphacytic colitis. Diarreah. No ab pain, discomfort, heaviness in ab and uncomfortable to sleep on side. Are these symptoms?

My dr thinks I have lymphacytic colitis. Diarreah. No ab pain, discomfort, heaviness in ab and uncomfortable to sleep on side. Are these symptoms?

Possible, see a GI: Hi, the symptoms can fit a picture of lymphocytic colitis(lymphocytic colitis falls under the umbrella of microscopic colitis), most people present with diarrhea which can be as severe as upto 2 lits a day, wt loss. The diagnosis is made by biopsy of the colon done during a colonoscopy or a flex-sigmoidoscopy. Bld ; stool tests are not confirmatory and show non-specific abnormalities. See a gus. ...Read more

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Why do I have terrible shoulder pain while sleeping on side?

Why do I have terrible shoulder pain while sleeping on side?

Shoulder problems: Usually this happen when people have shoulder problem like bursitis, tear rotator cuff and arthritis in the shoulder check it out. ...Read more

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I am prescribed 7.5mg Zopiclone for 3 nights, is there any way to avoid the sleep walking/ sleep activities side effect? As I'm a bit worried about it

I am prescribed 7.5mg Zopiclone for 3 nights, is there any way to avoid the sleep walking/ sleep activities side effect? As I'm a bit worried about it

Sleep med side effec: If you are experiencing side effects please call your doctor's office right away. Most people don't have scary effects like sleep driving, so if you aren't having the side effects, you can talk to one of your providers about how to avoid side effects. Extreme fatigue, alcohol, being too hungry, interactions with other meds or other factors may be relevant. Recommend a psychol. Sleep disorder exper ...Read more

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Stiff neck for over 10 days. Necks gets better as day progresses, however after waking up, it is bad again. Can only sleep on side. Used hot pack. Help?

Change pillow: You may need to look at your sleep position or pillow. Stretching exercises may help. Consider seeing your doctor to make sure that there is not something more going on. ...Read more

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Crazy after waking --is it a sleeping pill side effect?

Crazy after waking --is it a sleeping pill side effect?

CRAZY AFTER WAKING : Yes it can be, it depends on the pill you are taking. Try to change your sleepinig pill or abstain and see if symptoms go away. ...Read more

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If we sleep right side, will blood flow properly to heart?

If we sleep right side, will blood flow properly to heart?

Yes: Blood will flow normally regardless of sleeping position. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe hip pain while sleeping on side?

What can I do about severe hip pain while sleeping on side?

See below: It could be trochanteric bursitis.---see your doctor to confirm as a corticosteriod injection at the site can relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best schedule for tapering off remeron (mirtazapine) after using 15 mgs for 8 months for sleep? Any side effects?

What is the best schedule for tapering off remeron (mirtazapine) after using 15 mgs for 8 months for sleep? Any side effects?

Not science: You are on a low dose but you're correct in not stopping it abruptly. If the tablet can be cut in half, take 1/2 tablet nightly for a week, and then every other night for a week and then every third night for a week, etc until you're down to one for the last week as this medication has a long half-life and changes are best made weekly. Apart from this advice you could consult a psychiatrist ...Read more

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Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me?

Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me?

Need examination: You need a good examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. You are too young for degenerative conditions of the shoulder and neck. Neck or shoulder injuries could be responsible for ligament injuries in the neck and shoulders. The treatment could entail physical therapy and exercises. So see your pcp or a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Periorbital puffiness only when I sleep on side of injury that has healed from dog bite 4 weeks ago. Should I go see dr. I let injury heal on its own?

Periorbital puffiness only when I sleep on side of injury that has healed from dog bite 4 weeks ago. Should I go see dr. I let injury heal on its own?

Swelling dog bite?: ALWAYS seek IN PERSON medical evaluation for facial dog bite injury. You may need tetanus, antibiotics, delayed repair. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Bursitis: This could be a condition known as shoulder impingement or bursitis. It could also be a mild case of frozen shoulder (mild because your movement restriction sounds minimal) none of these are "serious" but likely needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hip and shoulder pain when sleeping on side?

Hip and shoulder pain when sleeping on side?

Variable: How long has it beem there? What kind of pain is it? Does it radiate anywhere? What makes it better or worse? ...Read more

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Always gasp for air when I sleep regardless the position I sleep, on side & back. I thought sleep apnea occur when lying on back. Why is it happening?

Always gasp for air when I sleep regardless the position I sleep, on side & back. I thought sleep apnea occur when lying on back. Why is it happening?

Sleep apnea: This happens when your airway (throat) is blocked. Commonly this occurs on your back but in the right person. An occur on your side or even face down. A sleep study can prove whether you have it or not. And then you can get treatment. Very important as there are many serious health problems, not to mention daily exhaustion, that are associated with apnea. ...Read more

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I think I've injurd my right testicle scrotal ligament. How to diagnose n treat this. Us tests are normal. But there's pulling pain whn I sleep right side?

I think I've injurd my right testicle scrotal ligament. How to diagnose n treat this. Us tests are normal. But there's pulling pain whn I sleep right side?

Time Heals: In most cases injuries heal and one has to get through that healing process. It sounds like all the right things were done for you. Now it is the waiting for your tissues to recover from their injury. ...Read more

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How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Pillow: There is no physical reason preventing you from sleeping on your side. You might try a pillow between your legs if you find it uncomfortable while your knee recovers. ...Read more

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Somehow I hurt my back I don't know how but I got a small bruise on my back and I can't sleep my side or tummy only my back I can sleep on? Bye

Somehow I hurt my back I don't know how but I got a small bruise on my back and I can't sleep my side or tummy only my back I can sleep on? Bye

Back pain: Apply ice at night before bed to relieve the pain. Anti-inflammatory medications can help too. Once the bruising resolves, message therapy and chiropractic care may help relieve the pain. If you have persistent pain and continue to have limited range of sleep positions then see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can I stop a birth control a day early extra hormones making me feel real moody and anxiety can't sleep all side effects from lo egestrel not myself?

Can I stop a birth control a day early extra hormones making me feel real moody and anxiety can't sleep all side effects from lo egestrel not myself?

Yes: You can stop it a day early, if you are experiencing these kinds of side effects then I recommend getting a different type or brand of birth control. Each birth control side effects varies between woman, if this particular one doesn't work for you then I would get a different one :]. ...Read more