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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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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How does sleeping chest-side down hurt the spine?

I do not know the correct English term for the position, so I will just refer it to as "chest-side down". The following CNN page seem to call it the "stomach position", and they say it is the worst ...
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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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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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Does lifting legs up before going to bed really reduce nocturia?

Is this an urban myth, or is there a known association between lifting legs before going to sleep, and a reduction in the number of bathroom trips during the night? If so, what is the best time and ...
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Nasal congestion on wakeup in healthy individuals vs. vasomotor rhinitis sufferers

How common is it for healthy individuals to wake up with one nostril congested to the point where there is no airflow through that nostril, and respiration takes place solely through the other nostril?...
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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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Possible harms of white noise [closed]

I am having problems sleeping because of loud neighbours. There isn't a diplomatic way to solve this. So I went looking for ways to make sleeping easier with noise, and I came across this answer in ...
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Is it possible to maintain my health during irregular sleeping patterns?

I'm 23 years old lanky guy, and my health is below average. I believe it's also wise to mention that I currently have Tuberculosis in my lymph nodes around the neck area, for which I'm taking my ...
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Sleeping on stomach - why are people naturally drawn to it if it's bad?

Why are some adults and children naturally drawn to sleeping on their stomachs if it's not a good sleep position (according to many articles)? I understand it's not good for babies because of the ...
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What is the physiological process that would cause one to void more than once in the morning?

I have observed that drinking a full glass of water prior to sleeping leads to urination in the morning, as would be expected. However, I have also observed that some people urinate more than once in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does bed type have an effect on sleep quality?

People naturally have varied preferences for bed firmness / angle / temperature, but is there any evidence that a soft bed improves sleep quality? Spending ~8 hrs a day on a soft cushion (instead of ...
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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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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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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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Does the lack of sleep affect my health?

In the past month, I've been really busy with the university and stuff, and I don't sleep as much as I used to. I usually sleep 4-5 hours a night. I haven't been doing that extensively ( I always ...
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How to reduce apnea/hypoapnea events?

When using a machine (such as CPAP, APAP, BiPAP) to help control sleep apnea, is there anything that can be done to help lower your AHI (apnea-hypoapnea index; the number of sleep apnea events per ...