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by Dr Neil Stanley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Restless Sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 2641

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: 2590

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: 2991

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: 2637

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 ...
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: 2696

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: 2475

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: 1102

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: 1176

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: 1258

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: 1114

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 ...
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