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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 it true that sleeping less than 6 hours can caused early death?

Is it true that sleeping less than 6 hours can caused early death?

Correlation vs. Cause: Both sleeping significantly less than or significantly more than 7 hours a nite for adults is associated with increased mortality but this does not mean that either too little or too much sleep causes this. It is likely that the underlying factors that cause too little or too much sleep are the things that affect mortality, though no one knows for sure. See http://www. Nature. Com/articles/srep21480 ...Read more

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Could a broken sleep cause headaches?

Could a broken sleep cause headaches?

Definitely, yes: Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem both in the US and abroad. Although physicians, particularly family practitioners, treat many patients with persistent headaches, there are also many headache sufferers who have never consulted a physician. Frequently, their headaches are not resolved and it is not unusual for a headache to accompany with sleep disorders. ...Read more

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What causes you not to be able to sleep?

What causes you not to be able to sleep?

Many many causes: It can be environmental, medical, psychological or side effects from medicine or over the counter products.
Always do some good sleep hygiene things like, no smoking or caffeinated drinks before sleep, no external stimuli... If those things don't help than see physician for further help. ...Read more

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What causes sleep eating in a diabetic?

What causes sleep eating in a diabetic?

Low sugar?: Low sugar or hypoglycemia, among others, might be the culprit. If this is a new symptom for you, will definitely suggest that you discuss it with your PCP. Among your meds, both corticosteroids and Ibuprofen are considered to be high risk meds and their use should be limited as much as possible. ...Read more

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Do some sleep medicines cause nightmares?

Do some sleep medicines cause nightmares?

Possibly: The following sleep medications have been reported to cause nightmares and/or vivid dreaming: restoril, halcion, ambien, lunesta (eszopiclone). Other prescription medications may also cause nightmares. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep center apnea?

What are the causes of sleep center apnea?

Many causes: There are many causes of csa. Commonly, patients with neurological problems may have csa. Specifically with stroke patients. There is also a large amount of patients with congestive heart failure that have csa. It may also be idiopathic, meaning that there is not clear reason why it develops. ...Read more

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Sleeping at day causes any health problems?

Sleeping at day causes any health problems?

Daytime sleeping: Hi DanishMO62 ~ no never. But ask why you have daytime somnolence. Is this due to sleep apnea? Excessive activity at night, (studying, social media, TV etc) or other possible cause. Probably good thing to go for a checkup with your doc! But sleep won't harm you if you are not driving a car or doing any other hazardous activity. Thx ...Read more

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What could cause me to keep sleeping all day?

What could cause me to keep sleeping all day?

Sleep help: You can try things like going to bed at the same time, getting up if you are not asleep within 15 minutes, avoiding alcohol, getting plenty of exercise at least an hour before bedtime, taking melatonin, and avoiding naps during the day. If you continue to have problems it would be wise to see a sleep specialist for an evaluation and further options. ...Read more

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Could a broken sleep cause morning headaches?

Could a broken sleep cause morning headaches?

Indirectly: Some headaches are associated with clenching of the jaw called nocturnal para functional brutism. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play with morning headache symptoms. Find a dentist trained in treating headache pain with a nti devise. Another sourse for morning headaches is an untreated obstructive sleep apnea condition. A sleep test is advised. ...Read more

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What causes sudden adult death or in there sleep?

What causes sudden adult death or in there sleep?

Many causes: There are literally dozens upon dozens of reasons for dying from both reasons, usually cardiac or pulmonary origins. Heart attacks, collapsing lungs, serious infections, severe allergic reactions, acute trauma, bleeding from a wound in the wrong part if the body, severe overheating or severe cold, old age, the list goes on and on ...Read more

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Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Only if the floor is: Too cold and drafty or there is a lot of dirt and dust that they could be allergic to. Allergies to rodents if you have mice in your house. Bug stings and bites, etc. Otherwise nothing specific. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to stay wake, and lose sleep?

Can stress cause you to stay wake, and lose sleep?

Yes: Yes, many who are stressed can experience insomnia or other sleep intrusions. Try stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep relaxed breathing, counseling, and getting regular physical activity. ...Read more

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I seem to kick in my sleep, what could cause this?

Restless leg syndrom: There is a condition called restless leg syndrome. I would suggest seeing a sleep specialist to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

Sleep: Sleep hygiene continues to be important and causes of poor sleep include eating and exercising prior to sleep.
Sleep apnea also contributes to poor sleep ...Read more

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What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

MANY CONSIDERATIONS: Emotional stressors, depression, anxiety, pain, some medications, too much caffeine, uncomfortable pillow or mattress, sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome. Shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, recreational drugs espec cocaine. ...Read more

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Sleeping at day instead of night causes any problems?

Sleeping at day instead of night causes any problems?

Sleeping: If you are not used to it, sleeping during the day instead of at night requires significant adjustment and getting used to it. Many people with night jobs do quite well sleeping during the day. ...Read more

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Can serious sleep loss cause major personality changes?

Can serious sleep loss cause major personality changes?

Yes, but reversible: "personality" implies enduring characteristics and response patterns over time, rather than reversible, situational responses. Sleep deprivation can certainly lead to changes in the way one feels & behaves, but these aren't permanent or static. One can become very tired or exhausted, irritable, and emotionally labile; memory and cognitive function can be poor; response time slows. Sleep = cure. ...Read more

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Can sleeping only 3 hours a day cause any health problems?

Can sleeping only 3 hours a day cause any health problems?

Yes: Sleep is natures way of recharging and backing up your system so to speak. Normal sleep amounts of 6-8 hours a day are needed.
It is unusual that you only sleep for 3 hours. This could be due to hyperthryroid, medications, drugs or other nervous conditions. Get a check up and or a sleep study to improve your health. ...Read more

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I only get 5-6 hrs of sleep, could this cause short breath?

I only get 5-6 hrs of sleep, could this cause short breath?

Doubtful: I would think it could be the other way around- because of shortness of breath, it is limiting your sleep hours. Should consider seeing your dr. Who can refer you for a sleep study. ...Read more

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What's usually the cause of not being able to sleep very well?

What's usually the cause of not being able to sleep very well?

Insomnia: Upto 40 % of insomnia can be due to psychiatric reasons followed by either medical or unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cutting yourself in your sleep caused by stress?

Help please! Is cutting yourself in your sleep caused by stress?

Sleep: Harming yourself in sleep and not being aware of it could be acting out your nightmares or sleep. It could be rbd or rem behavior disorder, please see an md for your cuts and please get a sleep study done. ...Read more

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What I sleep a lot, sometimes I get headaches. What causes this?

What I sleep a lot, sometimes I get headaches. What causes this?

Sleep: Too much or too little of many things can be bad. Studies have shown that too much sleep can be as bad as too little in certain circumstances. How much you need is very specific to the individual. ...Read more

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What causes a headache so strong to wake you up from your sleep?

What causes a headache so strong to wake you up from your sleep?

Many: Some people are afflicted by migraines that come out of sleep. Occasionally people also have cluster headaches. Obstructive sleep apnea and the oxygen deprivation that can occur with sleep apnea can also trigger headaches. You may want to get this checked out. ...Read more