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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I read eye pressure (IOP) is usually highest in the morning. For a day sleeper, is this the case after waking (ie. afternoon), or is it morning hours for everyone regardless of sleep schedule?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SHOWER: Do they not take a shower before going to school ? They can take another one before going to bed if needed. ...Read more
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
Comfort: If you are more comfortable sleeping with your bra on, there is no harm done. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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