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How sleep is related to medical conditions?


Sleep can be affected for many of the medical conditions. These conditions can include the simple and common ones like acid reflux which affects about 8% of the population worldwide and double than that in America.
The intent of knowing the sleep related symptoms and behaviour changes due to some other underlying disorder is to mitigate these effects and symptoms and stopping them from becoming life threatening.

Tips to show how the sleep related issues are related to other medical conditions.

  • Clean up your diet
  • Eat your main mean midday itself
  • Avoid acidic fruits, vegetables, etc. in evening
  • Avoid the mint
  • Do not go for candy bar in the night
  • No alcohol in the night
  • Do not drink caffeine in the night
  • See your doctor about your heartburns
  • Try good medicines for Reflux
  • Watch the OTC antacids
  • Look into surgery symptoms and related areas
  • Elevate your head
  • If you are asthmatic, check yourself for GERD
  • Check if you snore as well, if you are waking up due to Asthma attack
  • Follow and remember the rule of 2’s with Asthma
  • Get the thyroid test done for yourself
  • Use light therapy for Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD) which interferes with your sleep
  • Get the prostate scan done if you are male above 50
  • Report your painful nocturnal erections to the urologist
  • Exercise if you have Fibromyalgia
  • Check for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Wrist splints can be tried for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Change your positions if you wake up with tingling fingers
  • Sleep with your oxygen if you are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
  • Check with your doctor about humidification
  • During congestive heart failure (CHF), check for leg swelling as well
  • Avoid fast food if you have CHF
  • Take your medication seriously if you have CHF
  • Do not take diuretics before bed if you have CHF
  • Stack your pillows
  • Evaluate any chest pain immediately
  • Discuss the sleep issues with Neurologist if you are having Parkinson Disease
  • Ask for help if you are caring for patient of Alzheimer’s Disease who is Sundowning
  • Try a Bilevel pressure unit if you have nerve or muscle disorder causing weakness
  • Check for PTSD therapy
  • Get help for Depression immediately
  • Check for presence of Ulcers
  • Spinal Cord injury can land you up with Ventilator
  • Presence of polio should be checked for sleep related breathing troubles as well
  • Check for Hyperthyroidism
  • Check what is causing Nocturnal choking

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