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What Happens When You Fall Asleep With A Concussion
Not too much: While in the past, it was suggested to keep a person with a concussion awake, at the present time, with a good exam it is no longer necessary. Many folks who have had a concussion come to medical attention one or two days after thier event, with no problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on a reason: It really depends on the reason they fell in the first place. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more
While reading or watching a movie, i tend to fall asleep really fast. Even when listening to a lecture or a presentation. What is wrong with me?
Sleep apnea?: A common thing overlooked by many is sleep apnea. You should ask your doctor about it. Sleep apnea is waking yourself up durning the night because of lack of oxygen many times (usually manifests as snoring or gasping during sleep). Your waking up during sleep without realizing it. Your not able to get into the deep sleep stages and are thus tired during the day. A sleep study can diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How should you go about waking someone who's obviously having a nightmare? I know some methods make the nightmare worse before the person wakes up...
Is waking necessary?: Let it go if you can. It's not necessary to interrupt another's nightmare. If you choose to, then consider this: the person can be considered to be in an "in-between" level of sleep.So, you need to soothe them into a deeper more asleep level-or arouse them to a more fully conscious state.Whichever works is fine. Nothing wrong with a firm, powerful waking, even if noise, lights, water are necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CTS: Mostly it is due to carpal tunnel syndrme get emg(electromyogram). ...Read more
When I fall asleep too early I have vivid nightmares within a few mins of falling asleep causing me to awaken in severe panic. What is causing it?
Panic Disorder, PTSD: I understand your distress. It is likely that Traumatic experiences in your life are causing nightmares and panic. LetWise Woman within you ask about: • Traumatic experiences •Major Stressors •Unresolved emotional Conflicts •Need for Diagnosis of Panic Disorder, PTSD •Need for Therapy for stresses •Need for Medication and Discuss with Psychiatrist-Ativan or Xanax •Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more
When you wake up someone to check for a concussion, what are you looking for? Especially a child, he's very unhappy when I wake him and wants to sleep
I don't: Adults are awakened to document their orientation to place/time/event but this is unnecessary & I think unnecessary in kids or infants. Kids will wake up throwing up if they have an issue.You can check them while asleep every 2-3 hours with a flashlight. If they are sleeping & breathing normally & have not thrown up, they are fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a hard time falling asleep this week. Is it harmful in any way to take nyquil to fall asleep?
Do I have to take my dentures out at night? I usually like to read quite a while in bed before i fall asleep, and often fall asleep with my dentures in. Is this hard on them? Do i need to take them out before i start reading in case I do fall asleep?
When I'm in bed sleeping sometimes I get this sensation that I'm going to fall off my bed and then I kind of jerk what does this mean?
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