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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How much water weight is it normal to lose while sleeping?

When you sleep, you sweat out and breathe out some water, but how much is normal to lose, assuming you're not actively trying to make yourself sweat?
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What is the name of this disease, it's cause and cure? [closed]

I suffer from the following condition: Mainly in the rainy season sometimes from being asleep I wake up. But neither I am able to open my eyelids, nor move any body part. But I am fully conscious. I ...
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Safe way to increase salivation at night/during sleep

While sleeping salivation is usually decreased. If you are sleeping and have a blocked nasal tract (rhinitis, allergies) or just an open mouth you further dry out your mouth. Other causes might also ...
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How to get rid of insomnia naturally?

I know that sleep is important, and on weeks, that I consistently get enough sleep I feel my best. The problem is sometimes I wake in the middle of the night and can not go back to sleep for hours. ...
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Is there a mental disorder that causes people to do things in their sleep?

As the title says, what can cause high amounts of activity during one's sleep? Activity like: switching on lights, and walking around outside.
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Does conscious sleep impair immunity?

It's common knowledge that getting insufficient sleep makes people immune-compromised. However, what about light rest? In particular, if you spend a significant amount of sleeping hours conscious (...
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How to reduce fatigue after office? [closed]

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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In-ear earphone to sleep [closed]

I live in an apartment where sometimes neighbors make noise at bedtime. I have trouble sleeping, any noise, if it isn't a constant noise, bothers me. So, I started listening to music before bed and it ...
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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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Australia: Pulse oximeter for overnight sleep study

I'm looking for a pulse oximeter that can record data overnight and display the results on a Mac laptop or Android app. This video describes what I'm after: Oximiter for Blood oxygen testing: Sleep ...
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What is the effect of diet on sleep allowances?

This website http://www.theminimalists.com/diet/ claims that "...because of diet and exercise, I need less sleep than I used to. Most mornings I wake around 3:30 a.m., after five or six hours of sleep"...
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Is it possible for a healthy person to drown in their sleep without waking up?

In reading about the horrific Battle of Passchendaele during World War One, I came across an anecdotal account of a British officer sheltering in a shell hole in a rain storm. The narrator claims that ...
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Does sleeping on one side affect cognitive development?

I have been sleeping mainly on my right side for as long as I can remember. I am wondering whether this could have had any effect on my cognitive development? I can image that gravity pulling down ...
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Sleep issues when sleeping on back

I've always liked to sleep over my tummy. Now i'm 24 and recently noticed whenever i try to sleep properly on my back at night i feel very stressed the next day, partial sleeps, rolling on bed(even ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

On an animated TV show (dragon ball Z) characters would have clothes which seamed 3 times their own weight. Gradually building up could one be able to carry evenly across there body 3 times there ...
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How can I evaluate my sleeping habits based on a Fitbit Charge HR (or similar)?

The Fitbit Charge HR allows one to track their sleep by continuously monitoring motion and heart rate. It uses algorithms to infer when its user falls asleep and when they wake. The next morning, ...
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How to make myself sleep on my side?

Following a sleep study, I've been diagnosed with mild, positional obstructive sleep apnea. One of the clinic's recommendations is: The patient should avoid sleeping supine given non-supine AHI is ...
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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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How important foam mattresses for you health?

why do you need them? what benefits you get from it? If you don't have problem with your back, does it make sense to use them?
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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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What is the mechanism by which paracetamol improves sleep?

45+ old male sleep maintenance issues for couple of years resolved by fixing the basics- blacked out room, avoiding alcohol and coffee having the biggest effect. Still even if I am able to sleep 8 ...
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Why do I feel more tired when I sleep in?

I almost always feel more tired after sleeping in. For example, If I go to bed at 12:00am and wake up at 6:00am to an alarm, I feel somewhat tired, but after showering and eating breakfast, I ...
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How scientists determine how much sleep every particular individual needs?

Is it determined the same way as "healthy" weight? Someone told me that for weight, they do it by measuring a large number of people and see who gets sick and who doesn't and correlate that weight. ...
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Surviving 30 days of 15 hour work shifts

As part of the selection process for 42 School, this summer I will be required to take part in a 30 day intensive bootcamp along with other applicants. By the looks of it and what I have read, we will ...
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Is it possible to fall asleep while swimming?

Perhaps, if one had been active for hours and goes for a swim during the night, would it be possible for the person to fall asleep or get really sleepy?
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what are the long and short term benefits of cold showers

Apart from the increased circulation and sperm production (in men) what long term and short term benefits can you get with a cold shower every day? To clarify, short term effects I'd mean immediate ...
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Vitamin C supplements before bed

So I heard that it is not recommended to take the vitamin C supplements before going to bed at night. Is that true, if so why?
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What are some potential causes of idiopathic hypersomnia?

I have been using Google scholar to try to find information about idiopathic hypersomnia. I am struck by the fact that no papers even attempt to provide a pathology (or possible pathologies). Clearly, ...
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Should eating before bedtime be avoided if someone wants to lose weight?

I have read many contradictory articles regarding eating before bedtime for someone trying to lose weight. Here some examples: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/health/17really.html?_r=4&adxnnl=1&...
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Effects of Modafinil

As someone who suffers from chronic insomnia and often has to get things done during the day without much or any sleep at all, I would like to know from those experienced what the effects are of ...
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Are afternoon naps healthy?

I live in a hostel and I observe that in weekends, some of my friends are very desperate for an outing or a day trip. But there are some exceptional ones who like to sleep after their lunch, and it ...
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What can reduce physical symptoms of mental exhaustion, when you cannot remove the root cause?

If a person decides to work a mentally demanding job, giving their all to it, and makes themselves exhausted every day, what can they do to prevent/alleviate the feelings of exhaustion which plague ...
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Does Blue light filters in smartphones really work?

Since this is more of a health related question, asking this here is preferable than other sites. So, does such apps really do not disturb the production of melatonin? Does Blue light filters in ...
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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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What type of food (herb, root) helps with sleep?

Right now it's 3am local time. Ideally I'd like to follow a protocol that would put me into sleep. I've just had a juicy pear - it contains sugar that gives energy etc... From that standpoint it ...
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How to overcome mental fatigue after long work?

It's a weird and awesome phenomenon I didn't really find much on: Even though our brains burn (probably) as much calories when hard working as when we just hang out, we somehow feel "mentally" tired ...
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How to fall asleep when your mind is “not ready” [closed]

I have read a lot of tips on how to put yourself at peace before sleep, but they don't work for me (possibly because of keeping in mind that it's a problem I struggle to overcome). I am fresh ...
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B12 deficiency and insomnia

I suffer from insomnia. Recently, my treating physician prescribed me vitamin B12 but I don't really understand why and I am wondering whether this is due to my insomnia. So my question is: does ...
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What should be the position of feet while sleeping?

I recently came across this post as I suffer from similar knee pain while hiking downhill or on a run. Also be certain you aren't battling other imbalances of the hips and legs. When you lay ...
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Is heart rate indicative of sleep phase?

Lately I've been using an alarm clock that determines what phase of sleep you are in (light or deep) so that it waits until you are at a lighter sleep phase before waking you up. It does this by ...
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Does Benadryl (=diphenhydramine) lead to tolerance? Can I use it to help with sleep?

I am an insomniac and all the sleep medications that I've been prescribed have eventually had no effect on me -- I built a tolerance to them. It's a dangerous thing because I don't want to take lots ...
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What are the best hours to sleep?

I've read stuff about your body producing certain hormones and getting rid of certain stuff at specific hours. Also not sure if these hours are affected by sunlight/apartment lights. What would be ...
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What is the medical difference between physical and mental sleep?

Today I spent several hours doing hard, grueling, completely mindless physical labor. It's nowhere near my bedtime, but I'm physically exhausted, my back hurts, and all I really want to do is sit in ...
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Does milk really affect sleep?

I'm a night owl and an early bird kind of person. Meaning I tend to have difficulties in waking up, but stay up late. My eyes being very hard to open, after about 4 hours of sleep. I just noticed that ...
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Can nasal congestion cause fatigue..?

I have had nasal blockage for 10+ years. One nasal would be completely blocked up and the other open and vise versa. It's not allergies, cold/flu as I've tried any and all medications. Recently it has ...
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Is it possible to tell if a person is awake or sleeping by capturing his finger print at that moment?

Consider A is a person, is there any possibility to find if he is awake or asleep?, Maybe the lines on the finger be compressed or the blood flow might be low while sleeping.
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Tips to improve the sleep during the night

That I know, I don't have physical and psychological problems, but during the last year I slept pretty bad on purpose (playing, studying, etc ) and I feel that this has negatively affected me. Lately ...
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I'm old, should I worry about being sleepy in the daytime

I am 85 years old, born and live in the UK, of Scottish and Anglo-Saxon ancestry. I get eight hours of untroubled sleep every night, yet still I am sleepy during the day and regularly doze for an hour ...
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Salt and bad sleep

I've been having more and more problems with salt for a few years, especially late before I'm about to sleep. Eating out, beers at a pub with the associated salty nuts and food or a barbeque at home ...
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Can oversleeping be harmful to overall health?

Is it worse than undersleeping, especially for healthy development? Does it have any benefits? I would like to know both physical and mental effects (or diseases?).