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Working The Night Shift And Lack Of Sleep
Keep a daily routine: A person who works the night shift can try to re-train his circadian (24-hour) rhythm, to adapt to the new work hours. Have a darkened, quiet bedroom just for sleeping. Aim for 7-8 hours of real sleep, after winding down when off work. Avoid letting activities creep into the sleep time. Lack of sleep is dangerous, causing mistakes in judgement, more errors at work, and car accidents in commuting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever i start working out or exercise i feel sick and get really dizzy. Dont know if its a cold or lack of sleep, help?
Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?
No -more aware: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. In patients with myopia this can happen at an earlier age. Fatigue has nothing to do with fatigue or use of eyes. ...Read more
Experiencing migraines, dizzy, lack of sleep, muscle tension, not myself also abnormally worried or anxious at work. Working long hours no breaks?
Nightmares, Insomnia: I feel your distress about having nightmares and lack of sleep. Nightmares can have anxiety and fear. They indicate traumatic experience with emotional turmoil and unresolved conflicts. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships, marriage, separation, parenting, children leaving home, work and finances. Exercise in evening; Breathing Relaxation and Meditation before sleeping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am worried about my chronic lack of sleep due to constant pain. I am trying to get some relief but in the meantime I've been averaging an hour of sleep per night for over three weeks. What are the health implications of this?
Yes: Anyone who has breastfed knows that it can be very demanding. Sleep deprivation is common for new moms, especially those who are breastfeeding. Keep breastfeeding, though..It is really the best gift you can give your baby. Get anyone willing to help you to give you a hand so that you can catch up on some sleep. Sleep deprivation can certainly cause headaches and depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 month old is only sleeping ~10-11 hours in the night and ~1hr during the day. Will his lack of sleep affect his development-menta/physical?
At what point is lack of sleep going to have a negative impact in health and job performance? And how? Is 5 hours/night enough?
Never good: Lack of sleep is quite detrimental to health. It can cause the same type of impairment as alcohol intoxication. It has been shown to cause immune system problems, cognitive deficits, and other health problems. For some people, 5h/night may be enough. But, for most people, 7-8 hours per night is usually what is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a headache for a couple of days now but I get really tired at night and I never get headaches could it be lack of sleep?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Stop all stimulants after noon. See doc about headaches which MAY be from lack of sleep but you need a diagnosis. ...Read more
Wake up at night time fast heartbeat 120, 165/95 bp(normally 125/75)and feeling of panic.Gradually goes down, before episode stress and lack of sleep?
Panic attack?: It's not uncommon to have panic attacks wake you in the night. Lack of sleep and ongoing anxiety can worsen them. However, this needs a full medical evaluation to make sure of what's going on, so you can get the best help possible. There are good treatments for panic attacks with both medications and psychotherapy. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
What are the hazards of sleep depravation? My husband only gets about 3-5 hours of sleep a night. He is very short tempered now and seems to have anger issues. Could this be attributed to his lack of sleep?
Yes...failure : Yes...Failure to obtain adequate rem sleep deprives the body of its ability to "recharge" itself. Lack of sleep can lead to many physiological (high blood pressure, heart disease) and psychological (irritability) will result. Suggest you consult with a sleep specialist for a consultation and possible sleep study to determine why this problem is occurring. Most major hospitals have a sleep specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I only have time to sleep a few hours each night due to heavy schoolwork/job. How do I manage with this constant lack of sleep?
Time Management: You are describing "sleep deprivation", which, in the long run, is bad for you, affecting your ability to make good life decisions for yourself. I collected a couple of articles on time management here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/ffdd7d6c-18d8-4fea-814f-fe89a07e3355/56478897c116434d8030f49e983f879a An excellent book in the subject is the "First Thing First" book by Stephen Covey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't sleeping at night. Very tired during afternoon, but impressively active & awake at 4a.m. Nauseous during day pga lack of sleep?
You might be...: ...a night owl with a morning bird schedule. Or your normal sleep-wake cycle might be disrupted by the long daytime hours of during summer time in the extreme northern & southern parts of the planet. It's complicated. I suggest you go to mayoclinic.org--patient information--diseases & conditions and get info on insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more
What can I use to remove the dark marks from under my eyes? What can I take to sleep at night because my body lack of sleep (stress)?
Clinque & Melatonin: There is a great product available from Clinque called "Even better eyes" that really works to remove the dark circles under your eyes. If you want to try something OTC for sleep, I suggest Melatonin, which is an herbal supplement that works well for some people. You should also practice relaxation exercises. If that doesn't work, you may need prescription medication for sleep. ...Read more
I am 18 and for years I have had lack of sleep or sleeping all day and staying up all night. Is this going to kill me and put me in a funeral casket?
Fiancés feet jump/move when asleep,every other second or same number of seconds apart.can it be stopped.causes rows & lack of sleep for me every night?
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