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Hot weather as a trigger for sleep attacks

According to this article, hot weather can be a trigger for excessive daytime sleepiness in the case of narcolepsy. I have been trying to find more about a correlation between hot weather and ...
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Does lying in your bed, unable to sleep, in fact count as meaningful rest? [closed]

Many nights, I cannot sleep. Even if I go to bed around midnight, I might lie there until 5 in the morning or later before I finally fall asleep, and then usually wake up way too early due to noises. ...
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Exactly what triggers the release of Melatonin?

I work nights and I know it's terrible for the health (circadian rhythm) but what can you do, I'm stuck and can't get another job. I'm not taking any melatonin, because I'm skeptical of taking ...
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Does light pollution affect sleep quality while already asleep?

Many articles on the internet write about melatonin and its effects, making you tired. A lot of articles also point out how the use of devices before going to bed in modern days likely decrease ...
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Sleep hygiene in a single-room living space

The principles of sleep hygiene in treating insomnia (one example) include addressing the cognitive links between the bedroom and wakefulness - advising that one leave the bed/bedroom if one can't ...
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Can getting enough high quality sleep cancel out the harmful effects of overtime work or not getting enough vacation?

Can getting enough high quality sleep cancel out the harmful effects of overtime work or not getting enough vacation? Recently, articles said that taking less than 3 weeks of vacation increases the ...
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How much caffeine intake a day is still safe for health?

My question is: how much mg of caffeine (as found for example in Nescafe) consumed per day is still considered safe for health? When taken in excessive amounts what can be the harmful effects? Are ...
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How does poor sleep cause circles under one's eyes?

I've read that poor sleep causes circles under one's eyes. Also, I've read that they are caused by dehydration. Is it safe to assume that the way poor sleep causes the circles is by causing ...
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Why do we sleep? [closed]

I was reading many things about sleep. But I am very curious about knowing why do we sleep. Is it only for trashing out toxic materials or is it anything else?
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Are autistic people more likely to have health problems related to poor sleep?

Up to 80% of autistic people have sleep problems. Are many of them at risk of health problems related to poor sleep? https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/health-and-wellness/sleep ...
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What are the effects is a person has a regular amount of Deep Sleep and REM sleep but a lot less Light Sleep?

It's commonly said that it's important that we get enough total sleep time. I however wonder how important the time in Deep Sleep and REM happens to be. What are the effects when a person has a ...
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What effects can be expected for a 15-year old girl getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night? [closed]

Say a 15-year old girl on average falls asleep around 3am and wakes up around 7am, over a very long period of time. What short-term and future mental/physical effects can be expected?
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How can I avoid snoring when not sleeping at home?

I have the nasty habit of snoring quite loudly while sleeping. At home, I have a special pillow that reduces my snoring by about 90%. Now I am travelling abroad, and forgot my magic pillow. This is ...
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What is the physiological difference between people that can function on limited sleep, and other?

I know a few people that'll have 5 hours, at the most, of sleep. Perhaps 6. It's habit for them, and I don't understand how they are able to remain energized and think clearly. Is there a ...
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How often can we pull an all-nighter until the body is irreversible damaged?

Many jobs in medicine, science, and economy require unsuitable commitment especially for early-career people. This can often lead to extension of the daily work far into the night. Assume a 30-year-...
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Can flatulence be a cause of sleeplessness?

Traditional knowledge about heath in my country is guided by Ayurveda and according to it sleeplessness can be a symptom of flatulence. I wonder if a connection between flatulence and sleeplessness ...
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Is sleeping 6 hours (or less) a day harmful for health? [closed]

Currently I am sleeping about 6 hours a day (or a bit less than that): from midnight to around 6 AM. I usually not feel sleepy after I wake up (and the neighborhood of where I just moved into is quite ...
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What drugs can keep you awake for long time?

I'm writing a story about someone who's poisoned with a drug which makes him not be able to sleep for several days. In order to make my story as realistic as possible I need to know a couple of things:...
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Effects of not sleeping at night

I have got some exams coming up, and I am kinda short on time. So, I am planning to stay up for a couple of nights for studying. What effects will this have(both positive and negative). Thanks 🙂
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Why do I wake up so many times in the middle of the night

I am 31 years old and for many years I wake up between 5-8 times at night and I have to switch from one side to another. I don't have any issue of falling back to sleep. For me it feels that I am ...
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Teenagers sleeping patterns and parents actions (force or let-go)

My daughter (15 years old) is very active and full of energy until she hits the sac. After five minutes she's out. This represents the perfect behaviour for bedtime process. But, she does this at 1:00 ...
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Possible to build a tolerance for the sleep hormone melatonin?

Good evening again, everybody! As my backstory goes, I am an insomniac (why you get so many questions from me). I am so fatigued, but no matter what, I just can't fall asleep... I've tried ...
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How to prevent sleepiness at study time? [closed]

I feel sleepiness all time, at the time of study. I try for many types of check up. After observing the test reports the doctors says, 'you are OK, there is no problem with you. I can't understand ...
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Is the feeling of blood pulses a symptom of low blood pressure?

When I go to sleep after a long waking time or when I am about to wake up after not sufficient sleep (or less than 8 hours of sleep) , I feel the blood flow in the back of my head in the form of ...
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Why does caffeine make me sleep better?

I have self-administered around 4 mg/kg of caffeine (peroral), and around two hours later I fell asleep, being just a little bit sleep-deprived. After around five hours of sleep I found myself awake, ...
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Any advice to sleep 7-8 hours? [closed]

I have 24 years, I am in this forum for suggestions, I've never had trouble sleeping, but last year I slept badly because I didn't prepare well for tests and I almost always had to study the last days ...
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Craving sunlight with melatonin?

I have noticed a very strange, but positive, side effect of taking melatonin supplements or cherries high in melatonin (I have blood tests which confirmed food allergies, and apparently my absorption ...
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The scientific evidence of '4-7-8' breathing trick to induce sleep

I read that a simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds.Dr Andrew Weil says it works because it allows the lungs ...
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Should I be concerned if I suffer insomnia but still am still largely functional the next day?

My definition of insomnia: take more than 4 hours of sleep, and/or sleep less than 4 hours a day. I have difficulty in finding sleeps at night, however when I wake up the next day, I am still full ...
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Are there permanent health effects from working the night shift for 6 days? [closed]

Could there be any permanent health effects form working 12 hour night shifts for 6 days in a row (10 pm to 10 am)? Especially on the brain?
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Is there a (quasi-)healthy way of resisting sleep?

I often find myself working on projects late into the night. The problem I have is that at some point, I almost always crash. I'll start feeling tired, and half an hour to an hour later, I'm out like ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Is there any certain treatment for restless leg syndrome?! my father is 52 and it's really bothering him when he wanna go to sleep (anytime of day or night). He has the most severe form of this ...
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What will happen to my body if I do not sleep at all? [closed]

What happens if I try to stay awake for as long as physically possible?
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