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by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Lightening strikes
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Lightening strikes

I suspect that your sleep apnoea coupled with your back pain may be the cause of your problems, ensuring that your OSA is adequately treated and discussing how pain can affect your sleep with your Doctor, and possible remedies for this, may help
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Hypersomnia for over 15 years
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Hypersomnia for over 15 years

There are other medications that may be able to help you feel more alert during the day and so you should discuss these options with you GP
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder

You need to discuss this problem with your GP, there are other medications that could potentially help you feel more alert during the day, but only they will know if they are suitable for you.
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: 2 hours after going to bed
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: 2 hours after going to bed

If you are disturbed during the night and don't fall back to sleep within approx 20 minutes the advice is to stop trying to sleep and either turn the light on and read, if that is possible or get up go to another room and do something relaxing until you feel sleepy again. You wake up preferentially ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Waking up during the night
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Waking up during the night

Unfortunately part of natural ageing is that our sleep becomes lighter and more easily disturbed and when we are disturbed there is little 'sleep pressure' to make us fall asleep again. If you are disturbed during the night and don't fall back to sleep within approx 20 minutes the advice is to stop ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Deep Sleep - I don' get enough
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Deep Sleep - I don' get enough

Deep sleep in a healthy adult makes up approx 25% of the night but is usually confined to the first third of the night, later sleep cycles contain little if any deep sleep. so as long as you are getting more than 3-4 hours of sleep you are probably getting al the deep sleep you need. Unfortunately, ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Restless Sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Restless Sleeping

It appears that pain could be contributing to your poor sleep, one solution may be to change your mattress as a more comfortable could help reduce painful events during the night. You should also discuss your nocturnal pain with your GP
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Night sweats
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Night sweats

Night sweats are certainly a problem for good sleep. Essentially in order to get good sleep, your body temperature has to drop so if for whatever reason your body temperature does not drop or increases this can cause you to wake. The only advice, other than dealing with the cause of the night sweats...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Cannot switch mind off
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Cannot switch mind off

A racing mind is probably the most common cause of poor sleep in this day and age. It is very easy to say that you just need to quieten your mind, perhaps a bit more difficult to do it in practice. your medical conditions are f course contributing to your problems. I would suggest talking with your ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Apnea, Snoring and Colour bursting
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Apnea, Snoring and Colour bursting

With regards to your CPAP and snoring, CPAP only works if you wear it and so you should be sleeping with it on all night every night, if you cannot tolerate it then discuss with you CPAP provider about a different machine, mask etc that may help you use it more. The lights you see on falling asleep ...
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