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Sleep patterns to be altered, sleeps late or even skips, feels drowsy, avoiding exercises and physical activity, sometimes throbbing effect of pulse while sleeping, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Proceed with your query
Doctor :   Go ahead
User :   I have some queries about my sleep patterns
Doctor :   ok
User :   It's been just one yr since Ive finished college
User :   I'm 23
Doctor :   How is it now?
User :   I had a pretty erratic sleep cycle in college
Doctor :   ok
User :   used to sleep very late, sometimes even skip
Doctor :   What is your work like?
User :   Now i'm not able to sleep properly at all
User :   I do feel drowsy
User :   but dont feel that i'm getting quality sleep
Doctor :   How many hours do you sleep in 24 hours?
User :   Not too hectic, average 7 hrs per day only
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   ok
User :   less than 6 hours
Doctor :   Is there any stress happening right now?
Doctor :   Or any physical illness at the present?
Doctor :   Do you have fever or body pain?
User :   No
User :   no. not that i'm aware of
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Try going to bed early and waking up early
User :   nope
User :   no fever or pain
Doctor :   Do not sleep directly under the fan or AC
User :   i had a sinus problem in the past
User :   yes. ok
Doctor :   Good exercise and physical exertion helps you get good sleep
User :   I am avoiding that
Doctor :   Engage in some kind of physical activity in your free time
Doctor :   That is really good
User :   regarding that
User :   recently I have started some hobbies
Doctor :   That is OK but continue doing it
User :   like adventure sports but not on a daily basis
Doctor :   Why don't you start jogging everyday?
User :   I am actually concerned about the reverse effects
User :   can too much exercise cause sleep deficiency?
User :   i know it's a silly question
Doctor :   No.Not until You are exhausted
Doctor :   Unless you have body sores, until the exercise causes pain to you.
Doctor :   Is there any other query i may help you with?
User :   ok
User :   is it normal to FEEL our own pulse during sleep
User :   like a throbbing effect
User :   it happens sometimes
Doctor :   Do not worry.
User :   elevated pulserate
Doctor :   It happens in moments of stress, too much worrying , exhaustion
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not consume very spicy and oily food
User :   any diet related tips
Doctor :   You are normal for your age
User :   im not overweight.. BMI is 24
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do consume protein in the form of powder mixed with milk/food
User :   i have started suspecting even the good things like exercise because of this sleep problem
User :   that's why I raised the concern
User :   So there is nothing to be alarmed of?
Doctor :   No.
Doctor :   I understand your problem. let me tell you
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Do not consume more coffee
Doctor :   Do not smoke or drink heavily
Doctor :   Do not force yourself to sleep.
Doctor :   Dont try harder and harder to fall asleep
Doctor :   If you are unable to sleep, do something which you love to
User :   ok
Doctor :   Absolute noise free, light free bed room is important
Doctor :   Maintain proper temperature in the room
Doctor :   Spray good fragrance which is soporific
Doctor :   These are called Sleep Hygiene measures
Doctor :   While doing this the most important thing you should achieve is
Doctor :   Maintain regular sleep / awake schedule
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is important to get up same time every day
Doctor :   Did you follow it?
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions
Doctor :   Ok let me know after practising these for three weeks
User :   i think that should help me
User :   i didnt know some of the above tips
Doctor :   IF you can try for 21 days the brain learns it
Doctor :   and never misses it
Doctor :   All the best
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks Dr.
User :   sure, will try
User :   thanks for your time
User :   bye
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