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What is the best time to sleep for a teen who wakes up at 4 in the morning?

What is the best time to sleep for a teen who wakes up at 4 in the morning?

Why 4am?: If your teen must arise at that hour for some reason, the bedtime revolves around stage of growth/development to get adequate rest. A 14yo(growth spirt) may need 10 hrs while a 16 yo may get by on 8.Any less is trouble. If the kid awakens at 4 & can't get back to desired sleep, you should discuss the issue with your dr.Falling asleep during routein daily activities is a sign of inadequate sleep. ...Read more

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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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Waking up in the morning is the most difficult thing for me. Suggestions? I sleep 6 hours.

Waking up in the morning is the most difficult thing for me. Suggestions? I sleep 6 hours.

Adequate sleep: Try to get 8-10 hours of sleep during the night. Try going to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same hour daily. ...Read more

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What mattress is best for someone waking up in the night with back pain?

What mattress is best for someone waking up in the night with back pain?

Mattress: A firm mattress that does not sag is always better. Position and size of the pillow is also very important. Pillow should support the neck as well as the head and not just the head. Your sleeping position is usually the main culprit. Poor sleep has several causes. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

Many possibilities.: It can be the position you sleep in that causes this. It can be a pinched nerve in the neck. It can be circulation problems. See a physician and find out! ...Read more

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Do I need to wake up a sleeping 4 months old for diaper changes in the middle of the night?

Do I need to wake up a sleeping 4 months old for diaper changes in the middle of the night?

No: A good time to change your baby is just before you go to bed. Unless he/she has a diaper rash there is no need to wake the baby up. A good barrier cream will protect the bottom through the night. All the bast. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to me waking up agitated early in the morning?

What is the best way to put an end to me waking up agitated early in the morning?

Treatment: Depression and anxiety are often worst in the morning, and gradually improve through the day. Exercise, meditation, yoga could all be helpful, but you should also think about getting an evaluation by a mental health professional to see if medication or psychotherapy may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What is the safest/best thing for a newborn to sleep in straight home from the hospital, for the first several months? I am confused with the choices

What is the safest/best thing for a newborn to sleep in straight home from the hospital, for the first several months? I am confused with the choices

Newborn sleep: Yes, there indeed are many options for newborns to sleep in. Let me explain what we want, and then choose based on this. The baby needs a firm surface in an uncluttered environment. No bumper pads, pillows or stuffed animals. Ideally, not loose blankets - can place in a sleep sack or newborn sleeper. These can be accomplished with a bassinette, a pack-n-play, a playpen or right into a crib. ...Read more

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How many minutes after waking up is best to check bp? Also to get an "average" of my BP what is the best way? Average morning and night?

How many minutes after waking up is best to check bp? Also to get an "average" of my BP what is the best way? Average morning and night?

Do not use average: You can take your blood pressure any time after waking up but before coffee since it may rise after. Keep a log of BP readings and time. Your doctor needs to know your highs and lows, not average. ...Read more

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What can be done for a person who just wants to sleep all the time? Has long nights, is up in the morning for 1/2 hr, and just feels tired again

What can be done for a person who just wants to sleep all the time? Has long nights, is up in the morning for 1/2 hr, and just feels tired again

? Why??: Your friend has to see someone and get a work-up. Is the problem psychological or physiological? Is it severe depression? Financial problems or familial? It's the whole gamut of things to think about. He needs a good clinician to talk to and explore what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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What time is best for teenage to sleep, and when to wake up?

What time is best for teenage to sleep, and when to wake up?

Bed at 10; up at 7: Now, having said that, i realize that in this day and age it is very difficult to follow a sleeping pattern like that. However, that would be the pattern that would be ideal for your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult to wake up in the morning if you took a sleeping pill the previous night?

Sleeping pill: Depends on the pill. If the pill is long-acting, such as restoril, (temazepam) then some daytime sedation is expected the next morning. Also depends on the dosage. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take medications; in the morning or at night?

Depends on drug: This question cannot be answered without knowing which medication you are referring to. There are some medications that need to be taken in the morning, others at night, and even some that can be taken at any point throughout the day. There are many factors that go into determining the best time such as how the drug is absorbed into the body as well as certain side effects. ...Read more

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What time to average teenagers wake up in the morning?

What time to average teenagers wake up in the morning?

11 to noon: Although teenagers are forced to arise at 6:00 or 7:00 am, their biological clocks (diurnal cycle) are set at longer hours of sleep & later bedtimes. When school systems experimented with later starting times for classes, teens improved their grades in proportion to every hour of increased sleep. Many teens will try to catch up on sleep deprivation on weekends but that leads to jet lag like state. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to want to nap in front of the tv in the afternoon, I normally work about 55 hrs a week?

Is it normal for me to want to nap in front of the tv in the afternoon, I normally work about 55 hrs a week?

Depends on: Your sleep duration at night and the quality of your sleep. If you work 55 hrs and are watching TV in the afternoons, that suggests you may be doing shift work and possibly not getting good quality sleep. Ideally if you are rested enough, your waking hours are spent awake. Look into your sleep habits to see if anything needs attention. ...Read more

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Is it good for a girl to wear her bra all the time even at night time asleep?

Is it good for a girl to wear her bra all the time even at night time asleep?

Comfort: If you are more comfortable sleeping with your bra on, there is no harm done. ...Read more

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What is the latest time a child in 6th grade should go to sleep?

What is the latest time a child in 6th grade should go to sleep?

Sleep: While individuals may do well with more or less sleep on a regular basis, i think most children function optimally with 8-10 hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation is increasingly being recognized as being capable of causing symptoms suggestive of attention deficit disorder in school aged kids. ...Read more

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Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?

Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?

Either: As doctors we are pleased when our patients work out at all! but seriously what is important is regular exercise. A nice review of the subject can be found at: http://walking.About.Com/od/fitness/a/besttimeex.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep when your pregnant ?

Yes: You don't have to be pregnant to have this problem either. If you've slept long enough that the body has met it's minimal need for sleep it will be much harder to fall back asleep. If you have things on your mind that you worry about, that will make it harder too. And if the baby is active or giving you discomfort, that will also make it hard. ...Read more