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LaDolceVita wrote:

If you're "deprived of sleep," whatever the reason, that is the definition of sleep deprivation.  

 

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Yes...simple concept, that one!  I'm still wondering which part of the sentence was invalid!  Woman Frustrated

 

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If you're "deprived of sleep," whatever the reason, that is the definition of sleep deprivation.  

 

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HealthAdviser wrote:

"...the doctor in that video said that falling asleep too fast, when you go to bed, is a sign of sleep deprivation."

 

I'm doubting the validity of this one. If you're deprived of sleep, and tired, you'll fall asleep fast.


@HealthAdviser  Not sure I understand what you mean here.  I need some further clarification.  

 

If you're "deprived of sleep," whatever the reason, that is the definition of sleep deprivation.  

 

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"...the doctor in that video said that falling asleep too fast, when you go to bed, is a sign of sleep deprivation."

 

I'm doubting the validity of this one. If you're deprived of sleep, and tired, you'll fall asleep fast.

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@t651694o Welcome to the discussion forums!  We're always happy to have new faces and voices join in the conversation.  Please feel free to respond to other topics you may be interested in!

 

 Is this device something you found by a fortunate circumstance or was it's use suggested by a medical practitioner?

 

Why do you recommend it?  Is there specific evidence you can share that suggests beneficial results from using the product?  Have there been any downsides to using it?

 

Note:  I only ask all these questions because it's against the terms of service of the discussion forum to use it for "commercial purposes or advertising."  Posts are sometimes removed if it's felt that they are in violation of policy.  Since you are new to posting here, I am assuming you are recommending it simply because you believe it works...not that you have a financial interest in it.  You can check this out by clicking on the words "AARP Terms of Service" on the dark gray bar at the bottom of any page.  There is a "bullet list" of what is permitted and what is not under "Message Board."

 

 

 

 

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Yes, my husband uses the breather.

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@t651694o  Do you use this product?

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If the problem one cannot sleep is because other person snores, let them try the BreatheMax Nasal Breather that one can order online at breathemaxatnight.com for $11.95. The breather can also help you breathe better especially if you have allergies. 

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Yes, I understand your point about cortisol, however, sleep is controlled by a homeostatic process as well as by circadian "rhythms."  The homeostatic process or the body's attempt to "balance" itself when it is in a condition of "sleep deprivation" leads to a shorter sleep latency period...or the time it takes to fall asleep.  The longer the person stays awake, the stronger the homeostatic drive to sleep becomes, thus the tendency to fall asleep when one's "head hits the pillow."  An accumulated sleep deficit will lead to a person's routinely falling asleep in much less time than a normal, healthy adult who is getting sufficient sleep.

 

The brain coordinates the functions between the homeostatic processes and the circadian rhythms, which is where the hormones cortisol and melatonin come into play, as well as core temperature regulation.  As you know, the levels of these hormones and the body temperature vary throughout the 24-hour cycle...cortisol being higher during daylight hours and at it's lowest point in the middle of the night when core body temperature is also at it's lowest point and melatonin is at it's highest.  This interplay between the homeostatic process and the brain's regulation of the circadian cycle keeps us sleeping until melatonin levels fall and the cortisol levels and body temperature begin to rise...assuming all else is functioning normally.  

 

Sleep is critical because this is the time when the body rests, restores and repairs itself.

 

The doctor's observation is based on medical/sleep research...not personal opinion.  There are  internet links to support this as well as some scholarly references and abstracts.

 

Multiple factors can create changes in sleep patterns and affect circadian rhythms...not the least of which is "shift work" and ignoring the body's drive to sleep.  Sleep is an intrinsic biological "need," however, and the homeostatic pressure to sleep will become overwhelming as the sleep deficit mounts...again, pushing the body to fall asleep...sometimes even when driving or making critical decisions.

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