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Doctor insights on: What Happens To People Without An Eye During Rem Sleep

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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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If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

REM sleep is: dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do about panic attacks that occur during sleep? Happens often and keeps me awake and extremely nervous for an hour or so after it happens

What can I do about panic attacks that occur during sleep? Happens often and keeps me awake and extremely nervous for an hour or so after it happens

Panic attacks: Panic attacks during sleep could be caused by ptsd, nightmares and flashbacks. Treatment of those symptoms require psychotherapy, and certain specific medications like prazosin or propranolol. Consult with your doctor if you are having symptoms of sleep apnea, which sometimes produce anxiety during sleep. Possibly your medications should be adjusted to cover the nighttime. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a sleep deprived EEG different from regular EEG (other than the obvious sleep deprivation)?

Can you tell me how is a sleep deprived EEG different from regular EEG (other than the obvious sleep deprivation)?

One difference is : That the sleep deprived eeg stresses the brain which would make it more likely to detect abnormal brain waves. ...Read more

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What to do if I see dark figures or owl like eyes during sleep paralysis?

What to do if I see dark figures or owl like eyes during sleep paralysis?

Sleep paralysis: Hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations occur often during episodes of sleep paralysis. Consider evaluation by a sleep specialist. Sleep study may be indicated. ...Read more

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What happens to the body during sleep deprivation?

Agree w Dr. Aragona: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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Why are you required to sleep during some EEGs' and what happens if you can't sleep?

Why are you required to sleep during some EEGs' and what happens if you can't sleep?

EEG: Sleep during EEG can provide information that usually cannot be obtained in the awake state. If you can't fall asleep, testing after sleep deprivation is performed. ...Read more

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Sir, Sometimes when we getup in the morning we feel difficult to get up/insufficient of sleep or unable to open eye even though we sleep 8 hrs.why?

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Sometimes when we getup in the morning we feel difficult to get up/insufficient of sleep or unable to open eye even though we sleep 8 hrs.why?

Fatigue: It is normal to feel slightly fatigued after a full nights rest for about for roughly 30 minutes. Generally 7-9 hours is an adequate amount of sleep. If you are feeling fatigued all through the day it is possible you are having nocturnal arousals or awakenings. Alternatively, there are forms of sleep paralysis that occur when awakening which can cause the above symptoms. ...Read more

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Waking up with arrhythmia/heart racing / sweating. Could it be sleep apnea? If so what can I do to fix it without a sleep study? I'm only 23

Waking up with arrhythmia/heart racing / sweating. Could it be sleep apnea? If so what can I do to fix it without a sleep study? I'm only 23

Sleep apnea: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made. ...Read more

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What happens if you only get 2 to 5 hours of sleep a night?

What happens if you only get 2 to 5 hours of sleep a night?

Many bad things: In a nutshell, many harmful things. Aside from being tired, less alert , and likely cranky, other things happen. Your body has not had time to repair and rest. The growth hormone level will be a mess, as well as much of your bodies other chemistries. You will gain weight and the chances of making errors in things requiring concentration and reflexes will increase. Your immunity will decrease. ETC. ...Read more

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I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?

I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?

Consider an analogy:: Your car engine knocks and misses at certain speeds. Your mechanic can't find anything wrong. What can you do to fix this? How can you "fix this" if you don't know what's broken? Options: 1) Get another test. 2) Get another mechanic. 3) Get another car. Option #3 doesn't apply in medicine; so you need to get another test or get another opinion. No "fixing" till you know what needs fixing. ...Read more

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What to do if i experience sleep paralysis everytime i'm not wokeneffective ways to wake up from sleep paralysis?

What to do if i experience sleep paralysis everytime i'm not wokeneffective ways to wake up from sleep paralysis?

See below: If you have sleep paralysis often, it is important to understand the underlying cause of the disrupted sleep pattern. So, it is best to see a sleep doctor to evaluate it. Try to consolidate ; regularize your sleep. Avoid caffeine. During the episode moving your eyes, on occasion, may break up the episode. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can mild sleep apnea cause a person to be so tired and cause a person to fall asleep sitting doing nothing or working at my computer?

Can mild sleep apnea cause a person to be so tired and cause a person to fall asleep sitting doing nothing or working at my computer?

Fatigue: Hello. Absolutely. Daytime fatigue is a common symptom of sleep apnea. Even mild. I would still recommend reviewing your results, your medications, and symptoms with a sleep specialist. It may be a combination of issues. ...Read more

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Why is it that you think terrors occur during sleep paralysis?

Why is it that you think terrors occur during sleep paralysis?

Bisectional: Your mind/body is only partially awake and that is why it reads terrors. Your conscious part is trying to call for action, for example, to move yourself out of the bed, but unfortunately, your leg muscles controlled by the unconscious part of your brain would not follow the call. You undoubtedly felt your legs are bound/confined etc. ...Read more

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Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?

Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?

Relaxation: The heart rate drops in sleep because the body and mind are relaxed and not active. Also, circadian rhythms lower your stress hormones and increase others to allow the body and mind time to recuperate. Heart rate can and should have low periods during the day when resting. Biofeedback, and other meditation skills can help lower the heart rate during the day as well. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of sudden urge to urinate that wakes me up from sleep. Doesn't occur while iam awake?

What are the possible causes of sudden urge to urinate that wakes me up from sleep.  Doesn't occur while iam awake?

Infection?: Could be a urinary tract infection or drinking too much liquid just prior to bedtime. Have your regular doctor check your urine for signs of infection. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What can it mean when you only have nightmares/ insomnia / sleep anxiety in certain places?

What can it mean when you only have nightmares/ insomnia / sleep anxiety in certain places?

There could be: Many different reasons for this. The place may remind you of palace where you were traumatized in the past. It could remind you of things you have repressed and do not therefore remember. The unconscious works in mysterious ways. In therapy you could try to analyze the dreams and makes sense of them. ...Read more