Questions tagged [sleep]

Questions about sleep disorders, like circadian rhythm sleep disorders, or the general topic of sleep as it relates to health.

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Why have I been fatigued/exhausted for the past month? [closed]

For the past month, I've been feeling extremely fatigued, exhausted, out of breath and even light headed! I know I've been sleeping as usual. I can't even bend over, lift things, I can even exercise ...
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Are B vitamins typically sedating, stimulating, or neither?

Are B vitamins typically sedating, stimulating, or neither? I'm interested in knowing for all persons, but adults in particular. If gender plays a role, that would be good to know as well.
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If a man occasionally wakes up after five hours of sleep, is it safe for him to take melatonin even though the night is almost over?

Melatonin, a hormone, is sold over-the-counter in the US and Canada. Bedtime is a good time to take melatonin Clinical psychologist Michael Breus writes: Melatonin is a sleep and body clock ...
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Does sleeping in daytime actually kill?

My dad takes naps at daytime frequently. He asked me recently if sleeping at daytime actually kill you, since he had been reading medical articles that claim that taking naps increases chance of ...
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Are computers bad for health?

I am a CS student, so my career requires sitting for long periods of time (8~9) hours infront of a laptop daily. I've been hearing for quite a long time that computers are harmful for health. I'm ...
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Does sleep irregularity affect my brain and health?

For more than two years I have been sleeping irregularity. Sometimes I go to the bed at 10am, some days it may 10pm.There no regularity to when I sleep. Also, sleep time may differ. Sometimes I ...
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Does sleeping position affect health?

I've heard that the sleeping position of a person affects his health in many ways. Is this true, and if so, in what way does it affect a person and which is the best position to sleep in?
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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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Will taking Clonazepam daily as a sleeping aid for long term cause any side effects?

I suffer from insomnia. Are there any side effects if I take Clonazepam daily as a sleeping aid for long term? Will I become tolerant to it?
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What are the consequences of chronic sleep deprivation for mental function?

Some people don't sleep enough due to work, school, or personal issues. Regardless of the cause, what are the long-term impacts of losing sleep when describing mental performance in particular? I am ...
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What steps should a person take to heal one's body after pulling an all-nighter?

Regardless of cause (crying baby, hospital emergency, procrastination, insomnia), what steps should be taken to return to their original sleep? Maybe they should try to sleep as soon as possible or ...
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What causes late-night hunger in the body? [closed]

Despite eating dinner and making sure to eat a lot, people sometimes still get hungry at night and get "night-munchies" or require a midnight snack. What attributes to this hunger?
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Is wearing eye blinds every night to sleep deleterious for the skin?

I wonder whether wearing an eye blind every night to sleep can be deleterious for the skin. I looked for information on Google and Google Scholar but haven't found anything, so I'm not sure whether it ...
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How much sleep is too much?

As I have understood from reading stuff on the internet and talking to people, too little sleep can have very serious health problems and you need to sleep at least 6 hours every night. what I don't ...
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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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What stages of REM sleep occur in medically induced sleep?

During surgical procedures or when subduing a patient, anesthesia is often used. Does this put a person into a deep healthful stage of rest like rem stage 5, or is something more like stage 2 or 3? Or ...
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How can you increase melatonin?

Melatonin, I believe, is the chemical in your body that makes you tired and fall asleep. If someone were having trouble falling asleep at night, in what ways would they be able to increase their ...
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Is there a TDEE calculator which takes into account sleeping hours?

For the record, TDEE stands for 'Total Daily Energy Expenditure.' I have sleeping problems, which essentially require me to get ~12 hours of sleep a day. I'd assume this substantially lowers my TDEE, ...
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What factors affect sleep propensity?

What environmental and personal factors affect the amount of time it takes to fall to sleep? How can some people go to bed in 5 min where others take an hour? Some factors I’ve thought about include: ...
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how can I get my sleeping cycle to normal again?

in my job I have no official known work hours ,when they call I have to go to work no matter what hour it is (should've red the contract before I signed it right :-D ),this make me lose my sleeping ...
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Are alternative sleep pattern viable?

I'm curious about possible health consequences of polyphasic sleep patterns, which involves sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period — usually more than two, in contrast to getting all sleep in one ...
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Can long term sleeping at day damage your health?

I've passed half or more of my life, sleeping in very late and often after the sun rises. Now I believe that I'm already feeling its effect. Some of my hormones are under the ideal levels and I have a ...
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How little food can I sleep on? [closed]

I've found that eating light dinners wakes me up early. However, I'm struggling to strike a balance between sleeping on a empty stomach and eating no more then I need. I've tried and failed to sleep ...
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Severe asthma and autoimmune skin reactions with no relief [closed]

I have lived almost my entire life in Ross County, Ohio, which is quite polluted. I remember smelling the paper mill when I was young, I don't even smell it anymore, but people comment about it when ...
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Tiredness. Needs opinions about the gym [closed]

Before going to see a doctor, I would like to get a few opinions here first. I am suffering tiredness since a few months now. Well, to be totally honest here, it usually comes and go and it's been ...
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Is prolonged use of melatonin supplements safe for a 3-year-old?

Background: I recently adopted a 3-year-old girl. The first weeks in her new home, bedtimes were understandably difficult. She had a lot of trouble falling asleep, and resisted going to bed. My ...
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health risks for late sleeping? [duplicate]

I have the bad habit of late sleeping since I sleep between 1-4:30 AM every day It's very rare for me to sleep earlier before this time So my question is what are the health risks of late sleeping? ...
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Weird Sleeping Hours

I tried following some advice at a productivity question about sleeping hours, so I woke up at 4 am for three days straight and by 10 am (!) I feel sleepy that I can't open my eyes. I usually go to ...
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Does sleeping directly after eating cause permanent health issues? [duplicate]

I've heard sleeping directly after eating makes digestion less effective, i.e. you don't get all the nutrients you could get if you would stay awake. I've also heard it raises sugar levels in the ...
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Is eating one's dinner right before going to sleep bad for health?

I often read or hear that eating one's dinner right before going to sleep is bad for health. How true is that?
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Sleeping position with Hepatitis A

My girlfriend just got discharged from the hospital after being treating for Hepatitis A for a week. Now she is being asked to take care regarding the food she eats and not exert pressure on liver. ...
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Is there a link between bed firmness and spine deformations?

When I was a child, I was diagnosed with spine deformations: scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. The scoliosis is the most pronounced one in my case. The professionals (I don't remember if it was the ...
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Sleeping position to avoid stressing the lateral epicondyle

How can one sleep in such a way that one avoids stressing the lateral epicondyle of the humerus? I would tend to issue that back sleeping is advised, but is there is any recommended angle for the ...
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Are there any hazards associated with changing sleep schedules (shift work)?

One of my friends works on rotational shifts (if she works a week during the day, another week she needs to work during the night). Her sleeping cycles are changing continuously. Will this cause any ...
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How to avoid fatigue if I foresee irregular sleeping time?

Let's say normally, I go to sleep at 00:00 and wake up at 08:00. I know that 3 days from now, I will have to work in another city for just that day and wake up at 05:00 to account for the travel time. ...
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Can I do anything about my exploding head? [closed]

I have Exploding Head Syndrome: wikipedia Exploding head syndrome is a form of auditory hallucination and is a rare and relatively undocumented event in which a person experiences a loud bang in ...
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Can you sleep less permanently, but stay at least as healthy? [duplicate]

Can you train yourself to sleep fewer number of hours forever, nightly, while remaining at least as fit and healthful (without harming or impairing yourself in any way) ? This question was inspired ...

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