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by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: I dont want pills off the Dr
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: I dont want pills off the Dr

It would seem that your pain is a significant contributor to your poor sleep, so I would suggest going to your GP and stressing this aspect rather than the poor sleep as there are treatments that can successfully treat paid and well as helping your sleep. Also if you think separate bedrooms would he...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: sleep for the elderly
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: sleep for the elderly

Sleep naturally changes as we get older, it becomes less refreshing and is also more easily distributable, and once our sleep has been disturbed, we find it increasingly difficult to fall back asleep. Because we don't remember being asleep, it is possible that your MIL is actually having more sleep ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Light sleeper
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Light sleeper

Some people are naturally light sleepers. One thing you could perhaps try is a 'pink noise' app that can help make other sound less disturbing. There are a number available that are free. If you do wake in the night and find it difficult to get back to sleep, try getting up and go to another room an...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Sleep apnoea
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Sleep apnoea

Some people find it difficult to get on with CPAP for a variety of reasons. Sleep apnoea can cause a number of other health risks e.g. increased blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke so it is important that you find a way of dealing with your apnoea. Therefore I would suggest you talk throu...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Too much sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Too much sleep

There is some data that shows sleeping more than you need increases the risk of developing certain medical problems, but the increased risk is really quite small. Sleep need is individual and genetically determined and some people need a lot of sleep to feel at their best. I personally need 9.5 hour...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Sleep Talking
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Sleep Talking

Sleep talking is usually associated with what is know as a partial arousal disorder, meaning that parts of your brain can wake during the night while the conscious part of the brain remains asleep. There is no actual treatment for sleep talking however improving your sleep may reduce the occurrence ...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Mattress
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Mattress

When choosing your mattress you have to go into a bed showroon and try the bed for at least 10 minutes assessing how it feels an how easy it is to turn over. If you and your parter like different things consider a zip and link bed with two separate mattresses
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: How much sleep should you have?
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: How much sleep should you have?

The amount of sleep you need is the amount that allows you to feel awake, alert and focused the next day. Sleep need is individual and genetically determined so you need to get the sleep you need. This can vary from between 4 hours to around 11 hours. However there are few people who can genuinely t...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Sleeping after a drink.
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Sleeping after a drink.

Thanks for your question, alcohol has a similar effect in putting you to sleep as prescription sleep medicines and in addition it can help you relax and reduce anxiety which can also aid sleep. Alcohol is the most widely used sleep aid and the negative effects you describe can be ameliorated by drin...
by Dr Neil Stanley
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Average detox time for alcohol and effects on brain?
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Average detox time for alcohol and effects on brain?

Hi thanks for the question, it takes an average human about 30 minutes to clear the effects of a unit of alcohol, so it should not really take more than a a couple of days to clear the effects.
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