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What type of sleep disorder(s) could this be?

A: Perhaps you are overwhelmed with your life. Sounds like you need a vacation. I wouldn''t be so quick as to label it as a ‘disorder'' yet. By lately @Sampson, I mean the past 3 or 4 months :-/ I don''t know, that sounds terrible! Some parts of what you described happen to me sometimes. I''m really accustomed to sleeping with my SO and when we''re apart, I get really anxious around bedtime, and suffer from the same need to exhaust myself. I''ll often go to sleep at 7 or 8 am when he''s not around, just because I can''t sleep before then. I''ll have weird dreams, sometimes sleep for 4 hours and get up, sometimes sleep the whole day. It''s miserable. I''ve started...


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What is the scientific name for snoring, a sleep disorder ?

A: Apnea. Apnea sleep apnea. sleep apnea? there is sleep apnea, which is slightly different Obstructive sleep Apnea. "When loud snoring is interrupted by frequent episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnea." sleep Apnea Not all snoring is caused by obstructive sleep apnea, but that is the most common cause of really loud snoring. It is a serious disorder which can cause heart damage and eventually kill the snorer. Anyone who snores a lot should get a sleep study done, as apnea is easily treated by the use of a CPAP machine, but these have to be...


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My son is 15 and has a sleeping disorder. I don''t want him on any medication as he is too young and so please suggest some home remedies. He is a poor eater too.

A: The problem your son is facing sounds like it has some simple solutions to it. The first thing to tackle is his habit of eating poorly. Generally, poor eaters are typically poor sleepers as well. So you should start ensuring that your son eats properly and well. The solution may be that you might have to work a little harder than usual at ensuring that he eats well and properly. Try to make different types of food so that you can zero in on what he likes to eat. Give him more of that and your problem may just be solved. You can also try to give him small but rich snacks throughout the day. You could try to give him things like nuts and cheesy sandwiches. This may also show positive results. Once this has been done, you can actually try other things to tackle his...
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Have a sleep disorder... help me? :(?

A: smoke some weed ! Right before you go to sleep, drink a glass of milk with a piece of lettuce. It really helps!!!! Try it. ask your doctor about LUNESTA. i may sound like a commerical but it actually works! Have you tried valerian Root or meditation? Some times Tension Tamer tea helps people to sleep. It may be that you are stressed. Go and talk it through with your doctor who will be able to prescribe something to help. Depends on your age. If you''re young, chances are great it''s due to hormones. I''ve had tremendous sleeping problems, and I''ve tried pretty much every sleep med out there. I take Ambien 10mg (NOT CR) every other night. Try exercising, don''t rest during the day, see a...


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I have a sleep disorder and take Adderall. If I go 2 days without it, I sleep. But when I start it again, the medicine takes days to work again. Why?

A: Adderall (dextroamphetamine+amphetamine) is a psychostimulant which increases the brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine to improve symptoms of ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and narcolepsy. When a medication is started, in order for it to get to what is called the ''steady state,'' it takes, on average, 5 half-lives to reach this state. Steady state is when the medication is at the therapeutic level in the body twenty four hours a day. The half-life is how long it takes the drug to be eliminated by half the amount in the body. The average half-lives for the two ingredients in Adderall (dextroamphetamine+amphetamine) are 10 and 13 hours. Therefore, the steady states would be reached at 5 times those hours, which are 50 and 65 hours on...


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sleep Disorder?

A: I"ll help insofar as I can, Alyssa. While we know a lot about dreams we can"t say what they"re for (though there are several reasonable theories), and we know absolutely nothing about interpreting the content. Several factors are known to increase dreaming but I don"t know of any that reduce them. It"s likely more a matter of controlling the waking during the dream than of reducing the dreams themselves. The best explanation and management will come from a sleep clinic. Here you simply sleep over a night or two while your head is instrumented (painless recording sensors are attached to the surface). They may call for a neurological workup, which will require a referral from your or their doctor. To find one, go to Google (if you...


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sleep disorder, any natural remedies?

A: In My oppinion. you should: Close your eyes lightly. Watch tv so that your eyes get tired. make sure that you''ve gotten all the energy out of you before going to bed. (Isuggest that you play hard and have as much fun as possible) all of those should in fact help a little. Try drinking warm milk b4 bed. -Take a glass of milk, sweetened with honey (with or without a pinch of nutmeg) every night half an hour before bedtime. -Take a hot bath or shower at bedtime which will promote sound sleep. -Practice relaxation exercises shortly before bedtime. For more details see below source: take a hot bath for 15 min. before you go to bed and drink some chamiloe tea (which is soothing). ? Try taking a hot shower before trying to go to bed. Have some carbs...


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Do I have a sleeping disorder?

A: Have you considered going to a sleep clinic? We can all, here, take stabs and guesses at what is going on with your sleeping patterns but without more information and more knowledge on the area all it will be is guesses. Talk to your parents about getting you into a sleep clinic so they can study your sleeping and possibly figure out what the true problem is. Once the problem is discovered a Dr can go over it with you and help you find safe ways of dealing with it so you can get the sleep you need to be active during the day. You probably should see your doctor to have him do a complete evaluation of you. It may be nothing at all, but you could have

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Various forms of sleep disorders

A: Given the symptoms you reported (sitting up in bed while sleeping, stop breathing at night, and gasping out loudly for air afterwards, history of sleepwalking, and snoring), you might be experiencing two forms of sleep disorders. The sitting in bed might be a mild form of the sleepwalking. sleepwalking is more often seen in children where it is supposed to be caused by a delay in maturation. The snoring and breathing problem while sleeping might be related to obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea might be caused by brain injury, old age and increased soft...


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How To Beat Insomnia and sleep disorders

A: I have heard of sleep tea - herbal tea which brings good sleep. Lots of community health centers now have sleep diagnostic labs and sleep specialists. If you live in a research-oriented university or college town, a sleep lab likely exists there. If you are having difficulty sleeping, first try these basice: --Eliminate or reduce alchohol and caffeine consumption. --Avoid eating three to four hours before bedtime. --Go to bed and arise at the same time every day. --Get at least 30 minutes of physical exercise every day. --Use your bed for sleep and sex only. No reading, no television, no keyboarding. This will signal...
 
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