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Why Do The Elderly Sleep So Much
Elderly: Elderly need the same amount of sleep normal adults need, however their sleep efficiency decreases and they wake up frequently, also boredom, loneliness can cause them to sleep more and feel depressed. Please give them lots of love and attention, talking daily, spending time with them, doing activities, love, warmth and care will go a long way to help them feel better. ...Read more
What to do when stressed and fatigue? All in the family are very busy. We do not have enough sleep.
On a vicious cycle ?: What constitutes "enough sleep" is different from person to person. However, if you feel stressed/fatigued don't look to drugs/herbs for relief, get a sleep study (rule out sleep apnea, restless leg, etc.), avoid nighttime distractions (tv, computer), retire a little earlier (your work will wait until tomorrow), learn relaxation techniques, unload your plate if overwhelmed with being overly busy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking 200mg of diphenhydramine too much to fall asleep? I have not even been able to sleep well with that amount but afraid to take more.
Dose is too high: That dosage is a bit high and any additional probably won't add any additional sedative value. I would suggest other alternatives, such as doxylamine or prescription strength hypnotics. Also a natural alternative melatonin does help improve sleep cycles, while not short term effective may prove to help in the longer term. An evaluation of sleep patterns also may help. Napping/evening foods, etc. ...Read more
Prevention: To prevent the spread of disease. A public pool will be filled with people with a wide range of hygiene at any given time; and for some, a dip in the public pool may also double as their bathtime! ...Read more
What supplement do u suggest for staying asleep all night that are not habit forming. I can fall asleep but seem to wake frequently ?
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy, Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep. Melatonin
Is it very unhealthy to sleep in the day and work and night?
Does it matter to our body what time we go to sleep and why?
Circadian rhythms: Our bodies have rhythms that need to be maintained for optimal health. Sleep/wake cycles are timed off of sunlight so sleeping at night is always best. But that rhythm can be changed. What is important is to be consistent. If you work at night you need to try to always sleep during the day. Don't switch to night sleeping on your days off. ...Read more
Do we swallow when we are asleep, and if so how many times in a regular night of sleep do we swallow?
I'm always miserable in the morning. Doesn't matter how much sleep i get. When at work i don't get much sleep but feel miserable however much i get.
Sleep better.: Sleep study will help to clarify this. In the mean time, use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep walking: Reports are conflicting. Some say they should be gently guided back to bed without waking them. Others counter that idea & say that waking a sleepwalker may result in their disorientation, but it is not harmful. ...Read more
Why do my legs get so hot at night? They are not restless, but hot to the touch. I periodically lose sleep because of it.
How much sleep should I be getting each night? And also, what are the symptoms of getting too much sleep and how do they differ from too little sleep?
How much sleep: You should be getting between seven and eight hours of sleep a day. There was not enough room here to answer this but I am referring you to two excellent articles that will review the other questions that you have: www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/10... www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/...effects-oversleeping is oversleeping getting in the way of your day? Webmd explains. ...Read more
What is the best way to arrange naps, so I don't have to sleep too much overall and still energetic?
Naps: Try to restrict naps to less than 30 minutes. Consider drinking coffee prior to your nap. The coffee can take 45 min to kick in and you may feel even more awake after your nap. Be sure to set an alarm and get up as soon as it rings. You might want to try using an app such as "Power Nap" to help you. ...Read more
What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?
Doesn't work: If your thyroid function is normal, taking thyroid hormone will not help you lose weight. You would need to take toxic doses to raise your metabolism high enough to lose weight, and will lose more muscle than fat. In addition, high thyroid levels make you more hungry, so many people will gain weight rather than lose. There is no "easy" solution to lose weight. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more
Why does lack of sleep make me feel so lousy - not just tired, but achy, cranky, not as sharp, etc.? What can I do to get a better night's sleep?
Your question: is VERY common....and the results of poor sleeping are those you mention PLUS a number of chronic medical conditions! START with your mattress!! THEN ask your Primary care Doctor (or a Health Tap Consultant using Health Tap Prime!!) for a lesson in SLEEP HYGIENE! Hope this Helps! Dr Z ...Read more
As much: As much as your body asks you, in general. Sleep is naturally uneven, imperfect, dictated by physiological phenomena that we can not totally control. Of course, if it becomes extremely irregular, atypically long or short hours, it may be a sign of problems. Assuming a normal, sane person, there is no such perfect universal rule. If in doubt, you should consult your dr, and get checked. Why not? ...Read more
Neuropathy....: Diabetics tend to get a condition called peripheral neuropathy which can either increase pain sensation or decrease sensation. They can be prone to getting wounds especially on their feet. The wounds have a tendency to be polymicrobial and they are difficult to heal. The diabetic also has problems with microcirculation which also compounds the issues of wound healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.
Do people habituate to the effects of caffeine? If not, why do we seem to to other drugs, whereas coffee always seems to give people a boost.
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