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Doctor insights on: What Is The Minimum Amount Of Sleep Needed To Have Good Brain Functioning

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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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Do i need a sleep study? 30, male in good shape. Tired, brain fog, memory probs, loss of emotion (except anger), but with no sleep ap symptoms.

Do i need a sleep study? 
30, male in good shape. 
Tired, brain fog, memory probs, loss of emotion (except anger), but with no sleep ap symptoms.

NEED CHECK UP: With the symptoms you are describing, you should consult your family doctor and let him recommend what tests you need you need a history&physical and if indicated blood and urine test, and other studies if there is indication. ...Read more

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Having trouble focusing, sleeping, eating. I always feel like my brain is going so fast and im just no longer here. Back when i was in 9th grade i suffered from depression, I never got good grades.Then I attempted suicide because i just didn't want to do

Having trouble focusing, sleeping, eating. I always feel like my brain is going so fast and im just no longer here. Back when i was in 9th grade i suffered from depression, I never got good grades.Then I attempted suicide because i just didn't want to do

See your doctor ASAP: It appears you have been struggling with depressive symptoms for quite a while. Depression is a treatable condition. However, if left unchecked, it will significantly impair one's functioning and quality of life. You are at great because you had attempted suicide in the past. Strongly recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation and referral to a mental health specialist. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?

Not likely.: This does not fit the typical presentation of a brain tumor. That would be headache, vision change, or even more likely, a gait disturbance. It still might be one, but highly unlikely. More likely, is something like a nerve compression, or seizure, or some other illness. You really should see a neurologist for a full work-up urgently as this can still be serious and result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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I have been feeling very uneasy and tense. I wake up from a good night sleep feeling worried , my mind is racing and i just can't relax ? What to do

I have been feeling very uneasy and tense.  I wake up from a good night sleep feeling  worried , my mind is racing and i just can't relax ? What to do

Anxious?: It sounds like you're under a lot of stress and are anxious. You could find help from a mental health professional to understand what you're most worried about and how to best cope and feel better. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more