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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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My thighs+areas behind my knees sweat when I sleep at night (for about a year already). I get sweaty by 6 am. What's wrong with me? I'm 26, female

My thighs+areas behind my knees sweat when I sleep at night (for about a year already). I get sweaty by 6 am. What's wrong with me? I'm 26, female

Dysautonomia: Sweating is a result of messages that go from the lower brain via the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. If this is compromised, it becomes unbalanced and sweating for no good reason may be the result. If sugar figures high in your diet, try stopping it, also sweeteners candies, ice cream diet drinks etrc. ...Read more

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Bad knee pains that wake me up in my sleep and get me to drop to the ground screaming, pain shoots from knee down, cant walk. What could be wrong?

Bad knee pains that wake me up in my sleep and get me to drop to the ground screaming, pain shoots from knee down, cant walk. What could be wrong?

Several things: Could explain it but you will need to get evaluated by a doctor and likely imaging done (knee X-ray and/or MRI). I'm sorry you are having this pain - in the mean time use ibuprofen in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) to try to get relief. Best of luck ...Read more

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I had baby #4, 9 months ago. I run 5 miles a couple of days each week. My knees ache for days afterward causing take ibuprofen to fall asleep.

I had baby #4, 9 months ago. I run 5 miles a couple of days each week. My knees ache for days afterward causing take ibuprofen to fall asleep.

Worn out knees: You probably have worn out the cartilage in your knees from excessive running and knee ligament laxity.

Prolotherapy offers the best form of treatment to preserve the knees and allow you to resume running safely.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or aaomed. Org for information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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Dizzy and numbness/ tingling in face since a child now 27 still present. Now legs falling asleep and pain in my knees. Any ideas?

Dizzy and numbness/ tingling in face since a child now 27 still present. Now legs falling asleep and pain in my knees. Any ideas?

See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't sleep with a knee support?

How to figure out why I can't sleep with a knee support?

It's bulky.: The size of the knee support may be making you uncomfortable when you try to sleep. The support may also be constricting your circulation in the leg. ...Read more

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Below my knees sweats while at sleep. I m 39 yrs old and work at night.

Below my knees sweats while at sleep. I m 39 yrs old and work at night.

It is normal for you: I believe you are concerned about the seat below the knee when you are sleeping and want to know why. We need more information. What medicine do you take if Any. What kind of work do you do. Is it vey hot part of world do you live in? Do you have any other medical condition?
At present I think it is just normal for you. Because you have more hair follicles and more seat glands there. ...Read more

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Can't sleep in severe knee pain?

Can't sleep in severe knee pain?

As above: See u pcp for d luation and treatment. ...Read more

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Should you sleep with an ACE bandage on knee?

Should you sleep with an ACE bandage on knee?

Generally not.: If you are using an ace bandage for knee support, then you should take it off when you go to sleep, so as not to compromise circulation. ...Read more

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If there is a pain in my knee and I can't sleep, what should I do?

If there is a pain in my knee and I can't sleep, what should I do?

Treat pain: Treat the pain. If there is problem with pain, your brain tended to have wake rhythms intrude into sleep. Sleep can be lighter and less restorative. Treat the pain. Try antiinlammatory first unless there is reason not to and heat/ice. See a doctor if this is not helping. ...Read more

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Had knee replacement need to know how to sleep?

Had knee replacement need to know how to sleep?

Try pillow: Some of my patients say that putting a pillow between their legs helps if the knee keeps them up.

10 years later the knee would not normally be an issue for sleep. ...Read more

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Why do at least one of my knees hurt every night after I go to sleep?

Why do at least one of my knees hurt every night after I go to sleep?

Knee pain: You may be on your feet all day or you have poor fitting shoes or you may have arthritic changes at your age. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having terrible knee pain that I can't sleep at night, been having it for some time now. Done tests & all results were fine. Pls help?

I'm having terrible knee pain that I can't sleep at night, been having it for some time now. Done tests & all results were fine. Pls help?

DJD: By age 50 virtually everyone has signs of degeneration in the anterior compartment of the knee- the patella and tendon, bursa and ligaments. The important question to ask is what is your body weight? The knees are sensitive to mechanical loads as the bodies center of gravity. You reference pregnancy and possible weight gain. If X-rays and exam are normal try a knee sleeve & topical NSAID's. ...Read more

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Why does my knee twitch when I try to sleep?

Why does my knee twitch when I try to sleep?

MANY CAUSES: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes are: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...Read more

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Don't sleep with it.: In general, if you are using a knee brace just for a little support or comfort throughout the day, you should take it off to go to sleep, so that you don't constrict your circulation. If the brace is a ligament support brace for an injured knee, then your doctor may require you to sleep with it on. ...Read more

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What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

See details: It is usually the result of a trochanteric bursitis and iliotibial band irritation. It is usually easy to treat so see a doctor. ...Read more

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UNABLE TO SLEEP UNDISTURBED BECAUSE OF THE PAIN IN THE KNEES AND STIFFNESS OF LEGS. ANY REMEDY?

UNABLE TO SLEEP UNDISTURBED BECAUSE OF THE PAIN IN THE KNEES AND STIFFNESS OF LEGS. ANY REMEDY?

Sleep: If your sleep is interrupted by leg pain, the most common cause for someone your age is arthritis pain, but the other one to consider is something called restless leg syndrome, which can be detected by a sleep study. Before being treated for RLS, I would get your iron level checked as that can be a cause of restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with a pillow under your knees make you grow taller?

Can sleeping with a pillow under your knees make you grow taller?

No.: No there is no scientific basis for this. This is not known to occur. ...Read more

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When you sleep and put a pillow under your knees, do you grow taller?

When you sleep and put a pillow under your knees, do you grow taller?

If growth's not done: If a teen's growth is not done yet, then he will get a bit taller. If he sleeps with a pillow anywhere, he will grow taller. If he sleeps without a pillow, he will grow taller. The amount of growth he gets with a pillow will be the same as the amount of growth he gets without a pillow. That means his growth is not related to pillows. ...Read more

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Dull Knee pain that wakes me up at night and hard to go back to sleep?

Dull Knee pain that wakes me up at night and hard to go back to sleep?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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When you sleep and put a pillow under your knees, will that help you grow taller?

When you sleep and put a pillow under your knees, will that help you grow taller?

Nope: A pillow behind you knees can have alleviate night pain related to a swollen knee, but it won't do anything for gaining height. ...Read more

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I can barely sleep because the pain is so bad, especially in the knees. Should I go to the hospital and ask if they can do anything about it?

I can barely sleep because the pain is so bad, especially in the knees. Should I go to the hospital and ask if they can do anything about it?

See your doctor: You can't fix it yourself. If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more