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What herbs help sleep disorders?

What herbs help  sleep disorders?

None, or some..maybe: For initial insomnia - research suggests some scents(eg. Chamomile) can aid relaxation, as may teas from chamomile, valerian and kava. There are no manufacturing standards for these substances, so dosages vary and are unreliable. Some people find magnesium helpful for falling asleep or for restless legs. There are no valid herbal remedies for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Do bosses take sleep disorders seriously?

Do bosses take sleep disorders seriously?

Probably not: But i sure wish they would because it is a real medical problem that effects functioning at school and work! someone with a sleep disorder needs medical help. ...Read more

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How many basic types of sleep disorders are there?

How many basic types of sleep disorders are there?

Sleep disorders: The most common are Insomnias and parasomnias. Primary and secondary insomnia refer to inadequate sleep for various reasons. Parasomnias are abnormalities of sleep such as sleep walking, nightmares, sleep terrors etc. If you feel your sleep is disturbed you can contact me for an initial assessment. ...Read more

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What are the most common sleep disorders in the us?

What are the most common sleep disorders in the us?

Sleep disorders: Insomnia and sleep apnea are the most common sleep disorders. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders can help find answers and solutions. ...Read more

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What percentage of americans suffer from sleep disorders?

What percentage of americans suffer from sleep disorders?

1 in 5: Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and affects many people at some time in their life. Persistent insomnia affects about 8% of the population. Sleep apnea is becoming more common and unfortunately most people have not been diagnosed. It probably affects 10% of the adult population. ...Read more

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What's good for treating sleep disorders where you sleep but in the wrong stage(s) of sleep?

What's good for treating sleep disorders where you sleep but in the wrong stage(s) of sleep?

Sleep specialist can: Help sort out your sleeping problems, usually after a sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea, or rls, or plmd, or some other cause for the disturbance in your sleep stages. Ask your pcp to recommend a sleep specialist in your area. ...Read more

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How are sleep disorders linked with dementia?

How are sleep disorders linked with dementia?

Sleep and dementia: Melatonin is a molecule, which is released as a hormone of the pineal gland predominantly during night. Melatonin secretion decreases during aging. Reduced melatonin levels are also observed in various diseases, such as types of dementia. A common symptom of insufficient melatonin signaling is sleep disturbances. Melatonin immediate release is already effective for reducing difficulty in sleeping. ...Read more

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What are the safest treatments for sleep disorders?

Safe Treatment: Depends on the condition for insomnia it would be cbti, cogntive behavior therapy for insomnia for sleep apnea, it would be CPAP usually for narcolepsy, stimulants etc. It depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

Depends: It depends on the type of sleep disorder. I would suggest seeing a physician who has experience and training with sleep disorders to determine what kind of sleep disorder you have and then consider the treatment options available. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

Medications: are NOT recommended in the treatment of sleep disorders! Sleep hygiene (sleep habits) must be addressed first! A sleep "study" may be necessary! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are sleep disorders and how do you test for them?

Many: Sleep apnea is the commonest. Nighmares, night terrors, sleep paralysis, sleep walking, insomnia. Most are associated with rem sleep and some are obviously observed. A sleep laboratory can make a diagnosis of "mystery" cases. Sudden infant death syndrome (sids) is a sleep disorder and there are ocassionally symptoms that may predict it as a possibility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about sleep disorders or parasomnias?

Can you tell me anything about sleep disorders or parasomnias?

Parasomnias: Parasomnias include anything that is an abnormality of sleep and includes nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, nighttime enuresis and others. I recommend you see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders for a good assessment and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What percent of retired people suffer from chronic sleep disorders?

What percent of retired people suffer from chronic sleep disorders?

Great question: Sleep is one third of our life time the answer is probably on the cdc website best educted guess is 25%. ...Read more

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Is parasomnia a catch-all for sleep disorders otherwise not explained?

Is parasomnia a catch-all for sleep disorders otherwise not explained?

Parasomnia: Parasomnia refers to things during sleep where something is going wrong, such as movement, night terrors etc, as opposed to insomnia where there is a problem falling asleep staying asleep or both. Yes it is a broad term that includes a lot. So it wouldn't be someone's actual diagnosis, the diagnosis would be more specific. ...Read more

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Some sleep disorders affect your psychological state, right? Does menopause add to that?

Some sleep disorders affect your psychological state, right? Does menopause add to that?

Yes to both.: Inadequate quality or quantity of sleep can negatively effect mood as can hormonal changes in women. These things can be additive. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more