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Why is it harder to get up when forced to wake up?

I only noticed this for quite a while now but never considered it much of a problem but I noted that when I'm forced awake (i.e. someone wakes me up) I feel significantly drowsier versus when I wake ...
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What is the proper time to eat Vitamin B2 and B6?

I am usually told to take particular medicines before dinner or after dinner. Does this apply to Vitamin B2 and B6? More detailly, Should I eat them in 30 minutes near dinner (after longer time, ...
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How often is “X times a day”?

Some pills which say to "take every X hours", and others say to take "X times a day". How long should the break be between administrations of pill #2? For example, "take 4 times a day" means to take ...
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Does free sugar intake before meals cause more adverse effects than after them?

The WHO gives sugar intake recommendations in terms of percentage of energy intake. That, combined with some popular wisdom makes the think that it isn't the same if I eat, say a chocolate bar, before ...
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Effects of eating rice at dinner time

I have heard the claim that eating rice during dinner is not good for ones health. Is this true? What is the impact of eating rice in night?
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Eating ice-cream for breakfast may improve mental performance & alertness? Legit?

First, before I get slammed by everyone for this seemingly "outrageous" question -- I have to say, I am highly doubtful and leery of this claim, which is why I'm asking. Actually, I am fairly certain ...
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can I take pills before food?

Some medicine is required to take with food. This question asked how much food you need to take. But I'm interested if you can take pills and then eat later (20-30 min). Is it considered that you ...
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Can I drink Weight Gainer after Workout and Whey before bed?

I have this questions in my head and couldn't find the answers in google. So i am 171 cm with a weight of 68. Its Actually quite ideal. But I wanted to grow bigger. I've been using Nitrotech Whey ...
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How long after finishing meal will vitamins be well absorbed?

How long after finishing a meal will taking vitamin supplements work well (the vitamins will be absorbed in a sufficient amount) if the recommendation states that it should be taken with food?
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Does Cholesterol Measurement vary throughout the day?

If cholesterol is mostly produced at night, is there any evidence on whether or not cholesterol tests (TC, LDL, HDL, etc) done early in the morning produce different results compared to doing them ...
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Sweet Tooth: Healthier to brush before/after eating sweets? Fluoride protection effective if used right before?

What is the optimal time-of-day (if one is to live a little and eat a sweet treat every now and then) for consuming a sugary goodie? Before or after brushing teeth? After: I assume everyone one ...
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The enamel of our teeth are softer/harder at various points in the day? Brushing after a meal harmful to enamel?

Growing up, I was always taught to brush my teeth after eating breakfast, but should I be brushing my teeth before breakfast? The reason why I brushed afterwards was to remove the food bits/taste ...
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How to get to sleep half-an-hour / an hour earlier than the day before?

Please only state ideas that have personally helped you, in your daily experience, not a hypothetical answer from a website, that might be helpful. I have had major problems with sleep at least since ...
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One meal a day - meal planning

I've recently come across the one meal a day (OMAD) diet where you essentially fast until a set time and then consume your days calories in a single meal. I know there are already questions related to ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If a person consumed 4-5 pieces of fruit each morning before working out in the afternoon, would they see different results (weight gain or anything else) than eating those same 4-5 pieces of fruit in ...
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How exact do I need to be for Penicillin every 12 hours?

I have strep group A. My doctor gave me Penicillin V Potassium 500 MG to take once every 12 hours. It's 3 pm in my time zone, which means the next dose would be 3 AM. Does it make sense to take the ...
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Why are we being advised to eat large breakfasts and small and early suppers?

The common advice is that people should eat large breakfasts (that are supposed to support energy for the whole day), medium-sized dinners and lunches, and to reduce supper to only a snack and eat it ...
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Is it recommended to drink water during meals?

I have heard people say that it's not recommended to drink water in between meals. Ideally, water should be consumed about 1/2 hour before or 1/2 hour after meals. Is this true? Should we consume ...
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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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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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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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Vitamin C, when the best time to have?

From the title above, we know that vitamin C is beneficial in numerous ways so I would like to know when to have vitamin C efficiently, we would receive the best benefits?
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Is there any risk from eating meals before/after HGH shots?

I'm undergoing HGH therapy, and I see a lot of conflicting information on the internet another whether or not it's truly bad to eat meals after/before the shots -- supposedly, it can increase the risk ...
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

In general, inflammatory arthritides tend to be worse at night and in the morning. For example, the morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis is classically worse in the morning. This is ...
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What is the reason behind doctors giving some medicines after/before the meal?

How they give medicine like you have to take in early morning without taking any food?
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Eating chewing gum after lunch everyday

I eat Doublemint chewing gum everyday after lunch. I eat it just to avoid drowsiness after lunch. I started this from the last week. I have some questions, Does chewing gum help in digesting food ? ...
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Green Tea After Dinner

Where Im from (West Pakistan), there is an old tradition of serving Green Tea after dinner, which is meant to burn the oil & help with digestion. From what I have read, we should drink liquids ...
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What is the right time to eat fruits?

There's no doubt that eating fruit is important to our overall health and well-being. But is there exist general guidelines/directions which should be followed while consuming fruits? For example: A ...
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When to take acidophilus pills?

How and when should acidophilus pills be taken? For example does it matter what time of day they should be taken or if they should be taken on an empty or full stomach?
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How to know if ( or when) I fall asleep?

Sometimes when I wake up from a nap, I don't even know whether I fell asleep in the first place. As a person who doesn't take naps as a habit, I need to take efficient naps when I'm tired and need ...
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How long should you wait after lunch if you want to take a bath, and why?

Is it true that one shouldn't take a bath after lunch? If so, does it depend on how heavy the lunch is? whether one is taking a bath or a shower or bathing in a river? how warm or cold the water ...
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Can cold drinks be taken with or after meals?

I see many people drinking cold drinks (icy cold) during or after meals. A Google search gives links saying that drinking cold drinks or water during or after meals is harmful [1]. However, there is ...
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Is drinking water during or after a meal better?

Is it better to drink water during or after a meal? Clearly, there are different opinions about this topic. In this Mayo Clinic article, it is mentioned that drinking water immediately after or ...