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Mouth Breathing - What Can Cause It?

Dr.U. Sanjay 89% (28ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Mouth Breathing - What Can Cause It?

Common causes of sleep apnea:
Sleep apena is a major cause of snoring. It can be caused because of allergies, obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) etc. In children sleep, apnea can also be caused by tonsil. Since the tonsil size of children less than 7 years of age tends to be bigger than adult individuals, it causes snoring related problem. Swollen tonsils not only obstruct air but creates other health related problems as well.

Symptoms of sleep apnea during the day and night:

  1. Loud snore
  2. Snorts, gasps, pauses during sleep
  3. Heavy sweat during sleep
  4. Social and behavioural problems
  5. Failure to get up in the morning
  6. A nasal voice
  7. Easily irritated, cranky and aggressive

Relief measure:
The first thing a that a doctor does is a physical exam followed by observing the symptoms of a kid. Primary snorting can be addressed by physical exercise, counselling and breathing exercise. Problems related to apnea are addressed through medicine, counselling, and exercise. Certain dietary restrictions also needed to be followed during this time. However, apena is completely treatable within a certain time frame.

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Colors Shows Your Personality!

Dr.Shivi Saxena 90% (54ratings)
M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, PG Diploma in Clinical Psychology, Master Degree In Psychology, Bechelor Degree in Psychology and History
Psychologist, Moradabad
Colors Shows Your Personality!

Anybody said that life is colorless without colors. That is the color that you have a smile. You are happy. Happiness is filled in your life. Some colors make you happy, make some sad. Some colors give you comfort and peace, some encourage you to move forward.Have you ever thought that why you choose the color that is closest to you? because it reflects your personality.
There are some such colors today that will tell your personality. Introduce your personality to you.

  • Black: if your color is black, they are often artistic and sensitive, they are careful about the details of their lives and do not share easily with others, but sometimes they feel very sad and lonely.
  • Red: if you choose the red color, those who love the red living life completely and remain firm in their efforts. But they are of nimble nature and easily get annoyed. They are passionate.
  • Yellow: if you color is yellow, you are going to enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others. The search for happiness is easy for you and the comparison of others prove to be better. You are the people who are happy.
  • White: people who like white are often organized and are logical and there is not much disorder in their lives. They have a speciality that they are peaceful nature. The way to talk to them calmly comes in peace. Those people do not fight with anyone.
  • Blue: if the blue color is your favourite color which you love in good faith, are reliable, sensitive. You want to keep things clean. These people are deeply thinking. Even small points think deeply and do not give up their decision until you think rightly.
  • Green: people who love green color are often affectionate, loyal and frank. Their reputation is very important. They are also happy as these peoples who liked the yellow color. And they have a lot of love for nature.
  • Purple: you are artistic and unique. You can sometimes be arrogant. When people who love this color, they feel very deep and sometimes feel united. These people do not like to share them with anyone. Often you give your wrong impression in front of people.
  • Brown: you prove to be a good friend, they are also trustworthy. Friendship plays with full passion. Flashing objects are not your desires. You just want a stable life.

Color changes your attitude, your emotions and your nature so that you can live your life happily.

How To Manage Insomnia?

Ms.Akansha Rawat 90% (40ratings)
M.A. Applied Psychology (clinical psychology), P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counseling, B.A. Psychology, Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner
Psychologist, Haridwar
How To Manage Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in the which you have trouble falling and staying asleep. It may cause to wake up too early and not able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Not feeling well-rested after a night’s sleep
  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Ongoing worries about sleep

If you are suffering from insomnia there are some steps you can start to change sleep habits, lifestyle, daily routine it will help you to get to better sleep. Here are some tips how can you beat insomnia. Good sleep habits can help prevent insomnia and promote sound sleep:

  • Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including weekends.
  • Stay active. Regular activity helps promote a good night’s sleep. Try some yoga poses for better sleep.
  • Check your medications to see if they may contribute to insomnia.
  • Avoid or limit naps at daytime.
  • Avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol, and don’t use nicotine.
  • Avoid large meals and beverages before bedtime.
  • Make your bedroom comfortable for sleep. Your mattress pillow should be comfortable. Room temperature should be normal.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime ritual, such as taking a warm bath, reading or listening to soft music and practice meditation. It will relax your mind and body.
  • Limit your screen time. Leave your cell phone before an hour.
  • Stop overthinking at night. It will overactivate your brain.

There are so many relaxation techniques and stress reduction method. You can practice them. Some therapies like cognitive behaviour therapy help to manage insomnia. It identify and correct inappropriate thoughts and beliefs that may contribute to insomnia.

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Cost-Effective Way To Live Healthy Life!

Dr.Harshita Sethi 96% (216ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, CIY, Guru Shishya parampara, BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gurgaon
Cost-Effective Way To Live Healthy Life!

One of the best way to live happlily is to be with nature closely, plant trees, walk in the garden, watch birds play, feel the sunshine, find what is right for you and gives you happiness.

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Sleep Deprivation!

Dt.Neha Suryawanshi 92% (20678ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sleep Deprivation!

Sleep Deprivation!

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Sleep Problems - How Homeopathy Can Assist?

Dr.Jay Verma 88% (33ratings)
BHMS, CAFE
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
Sleep Problems - How Homeopathy Can Assist?

Sleeping disorders or as some people call it, insomnia, is the condition where a person loses his night sleep completely or is able to sleep only for a few hours or minutes. They feel a sudden restlessness when they go to sleep, or they naturally do not get any good sleep.

It is a known fact that sleep is a major necessity for any person since the hormone levels and other forms of bodily activities are regulated only if the person gets a good night's sleep. The body needs some form of rest after a long day, that is, the normal breaks that a person takes is not sufficient enough to keep him or her healthy, but a proper sleep for at least 6-8 hours is needed to keep oneself fit. Here we try to find out homeopathic remedies for sleep insomnia problems.

Forms of Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping disorders can be of various types and they are not just only about the person's inability to fall asleep. Some common types of sleeping disorders are,

These are the very common forms of sleeping disorders that can be seen in a person. All the disorders have one thing in common. They generally make the person feel tired all day long due to the complete or partial loss of sleep. At times, the break in the sleeping patterns can also be brought about due to jet lags or an uncomfortable traveling schedule. To treat this insomnia problem, homeopathy treatment can be very helpful.

Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping disorders cannot be identified from day one. The slow build-up of symptoms is the only clue to the fact that one is suffering from this condition. Some of the very common symptoms that would help the person to identify the problem are,

  • Loss of concentration during the day
  • Falling asleep during the day and during work
  • Irritable sensation all throughout the day
  • Loss of patience during work
  • Suddenly waking up in the middle of the night

These are some symptoms of sleepiness, if you suffering from one of these issues then you can take the help of homeopathic remedies that can help you.

Homeopathic Medicine for Sleep Disorders

The homeopathic remedies involve the use of natural herbs and their extracts. All these are recommended by the doctors in prescribed dosages. Some of the commonly used homeopathic medicine for sleep disorders are-

  • Coffea: This particular herb is considered to be ideal for coping with sleeping disorders. This is more commonly suggested for people who find it difficult to fall asleep due to overexcitation, or else due to sudden mood swings.
  • Chamomilla: People suffering from sleeplessness due to pain and irritation prefer this.
  • Belladona: This herb is used in cases where the person has trouble falling asleep due to nightmares or headaches. 

 


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Impulse Control Disorders - Know Reasons Of It!

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Impulse Control Disorders - Know Reasons Of It!

A certain psychiatric condition which causes a person to be functionally impaired in social and occupational settings is known as Impulse Control Disorder. Most of you are granted with the ability to think before you act but it isn't the case for people suffering from such a condition. People diagnosed with this condition are not able to withstand the urge to do something detrimental to themselves or other people.

This condition is similar to other disorders such as kleptomania, compulsive gambling and pyromania to name a few. Although people suffering from this disorder do not plan their acts, the acts they do perform generally fulfil their conscious wishes. Other disorders of such similar nature like Kleptomania and ADHD, which are associated with difficulty in controlling impulses but that is not their chief feature. Patients of impulse control disorder find it highly distressful and are hence often seen to lose control of their actions and consequently their lives.

What causes this disorder?

Some medical practitioners are of the opinion that this disorder is a subgroup of other conditions such as stress, anxiety, OCD and other such. Scientists and researchers are not particularly sure what causes this condition but have determined that it can be caused due to a combination of physiological, emotional and psychological factors pertaining to cultural and societal aspects. Also, certain brain structures linked to emotions and memory functions in and around the frontal lobe are linked to planning functions and impulses.

Some studies show that certain hormones such as testosterone which are associated with aggression and violence may also play a role in forming such disorder. Aggressive and violent behaviours are apparent in people suffering from this disorder. Certain studies have shown a connection between certain forms of seizure disorders and aggressive impulsive behaviours.

People with such disorders are also more likely to contract addiction and mood disorders. Antidepressants are usually prescribed in treating such disorders.

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Sleeping Problem - How Can Homeopathy Give You A Good Night?

Dr.Dattatray Chopade Patil 88% (25ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolhapur
Sleeping Problem - How Can Homeopathy Give You A Good Night?

After a hard day the only relief one has is to get a good night’s rest and drift off to the world of sweet sleep. You might find yourself wide awake at night, even when your body is extremely tired. This difficulty to fall asleep naturally is called insomnia. If this inability to sleep continues for a long time, it becomes a sleep disorder and can cause many physical and health issues.

Reasons behind Insomnia  

The lifestyle of the twenty first century can be very demanding. A disorder like Insomnia can be easily triggered with various factors they include:

1. Emotional stress: The rollercoaster of emotions that one deals with had a huge effect on their sleep cycle. A stressed mindset will find it hard to be put to rest and as this unwanted stress continues each day.

2. Fluctuating hormones in a woman’s body: Women tend to be the victims of insomnia more often than their male counterparts. These changes may include conditions such as PMS, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

3. Use of caffeine and anti depressants:  Excessive coffee drinkers might find it difficult to relax their brain, since the caffeine in tea and coffee keeps one brain alert, hence too much of caffeine consumption can be a cause of insomnia. Even smokers might face the same problem since the nicotine acts as an alerting agent.

4. Systemic disorders: Disorders like Asthma and Hyperthyroidism and other various medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, allergies, hyperthyroidism and Parkinson’s disease can do the same.

Treating insomnia with homeopathy

The reason why Insomnia can be treated the best way through homeopathy is because this treatment is both free from any side effects and is quick in its effects as well in comparison to other conventional methods which induce artificial sleep that can have harrowing effects.  On the contrary, homeopathy is a completely natural treatment that doesn’t include any artificial drugs and its small doses work just the right way.

Medications

1. Coffea Cruda is a homeopathic medicine that is most often used for treating insomnia of acute origin or when the disorder only lasts for a brief moment of time.  As the name suggests it is made from coffee beans.

2. Nux Vomica is more suited when insomnia is due to the abuse of stimulants like too much of alcohol, coffee or nicotine. Other medicines such as opium, aconite, arsenic are also recommended by a specialized homeopath

It is always recommended to consult a specialized homeopath before taking any medication.

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Sleep Apnea - Know More About It!

Chd City Hospital 86% (11ratings)
Multi Speciality, Chandigarh
Sleep Apnea - Know More About It!

A good night’s sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. Proper sleep means your body is adequately rejuvenated and is ready to face yet another day with efficiency. When your sleep cycle is disrupted, the entire body mechanism is disturbed. Thus, sleep apnea can turn bothersome if not treated.

What is sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition wherein there can be paused or shallow breathing while the person is asleep. At the time of sleeping, the muscles of the throat and tongue are more relaxed, and the tissues block the passage of air. It is most common in adults, and the primary reason behind it is excess weight and obesity. In the case of children, the most common cause of this disorder is enlarged tonsils. Childhood obesity is another cause of this disorder in children.

Complications that could arise if the obstructive sleep apnea is not taken care of

  • Sleep apnea or snoring can disturb your sleep as well as people sleeping around you. This disorder raises the chances of health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. If someone is already suffering from high blood pressure, then sleep apnea can even make it worse.
  • When a person suffering from sleep apnea wakes up at night, his/her body gets stressed which makes the hormone system to go into overdrive which in turn increases the blood pressure of that person. Even the level of oxygen in the blood decreases when one cannot breathe well due to sleep apnea.
  • People suffering from sleep apnea are more likely to have heart attacks.
  • The most common cause for this is the low level of oxygen or the stress of waking up suddenly. A person who is suffering from obesity is more prone to sleep apnea which also makes it harder to slim down. When someone suffers from sleep apnea, that person can have fatty deposits in their neck which block breathing during the night. Also, sleep apnea releases more the hormone named Ghrelin which makes a person suffering from obesity to crave for sweets.
  • Sleep apnea is also a concern with some general anesthesia and certain medications. People suffering from sleep apnea are more prone to face problems or complications at the time of major surgery as they suffer from breathing problems especially when anesthesia is performed and they are laid on their back. It is imperative to consult with the doctor before a major surgery if one is suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.

Other health related problems

  • People suffering from sleep apnea are more likely to liver problems. This includes abnormal results on the liver function test, and their liver is most prone to show the signs of scarring. This disorder is also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea also results in excessive daytime sleepiness which also increases the risk factor for automobile accidents and can also lead to depression.
  • Sleep apnea can also lead to stroke, heart failure, gastroesophageal reflux disease and abnormal rhythm of the heart.
  • Sleep apnea is a common condition with mild to severe levels and can be progressive with age. Because of the complications that can arise due to this condition, it is crucial to get the condition treated as soon as the symptoms are observed.
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Sleep Problems - How Homeopathy Can Help You Get Rid Of It?

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (34174ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor,
Sleep Problems - How Homeopathy Can Help You Get Rid Of It?

Sleep disorders are grouped into those conditions that alter the sleep wellness ability of an individual on a daily basis. Majorly, the people experience sleeping disorders because of increasing stress level, changing lifestyles, busy schedules, etc. However, this is a very rising and increasing problem as it alters our day to day functioning. Due to sleep disorders, the person feels difficulty in sleeping and remains tired for all day. Due to the lack of sleep, tiredness persists throughout the day and negatively influences energy, mood, concentration, and health.

Symptoms of sleep disorders
The symptoms of sleep disorders vary due to the severity of the problem as well as the type of sleep disorder. The common symptoms of sleep disorders include difficulty in sleeping on time, tiredness, anxiety, agitation, frustration, concentration problems, depression, and a strong need for relaxing in the daytime.

Causes of sleep disorders
Sometimes, medical illnesses such as common cold or flu or respiratory infection make the breathing process difficult and this may cause you difficulty in sleeping. The problem of urinating frequently disturbs the sleeping pattern. Hormonal influences and urinary tract infections may also cause a problem. Pervasive pain in certain body part also makes it difficult to sleep especially those patients who are suffering from arthritis, headaches, lower back pain, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Those people who remain stressful and anxious could not able to sleep properly.

Types of sleeping disorders
There are several types of sleeping disorders which are mentioned below:

  • Insomnia refers to the inability to sleep and is the main cause of stress and anxiety these days. It can further be divided into three stages: Chronic, intermittent, and transient.
  • Sleep apnea which is mainly characterized by the breaks in breathing while sleeping
  • Parasomnia is a class of disorders in which a person behaves abnormally while sleeping such as sleepwalking, talking in sleep, nightmares, bedwetting, etc.
  • Restless leg syndrome in which constant movements of legs occur

Diagnosis
Usually, a physical examination is performed and then medical history is taken. There could be various tests that can be performed such as polysomnography, electroencephalogram, genetic blood testing.

Treatment

If a person is suffering from sleep disorders then it is the cause of great concern, however, homeopathy can be of immense help in handling such problems. A homoeopathic practitioner will study in detail as to why the problem is occurring in the first place i.e. what is the root cause of the problem. As, homeopathy believes in treating the actual reason behind the problem being faced and not just symptomatic relief. Lifestyle changes are also promoted such as maintaining a proper diet, regular exercising, and reduction of stress by following relaxation therapies, forming a sleeping schedule, etc.

Diet
The doctors recommend incorporating more vegetables and fish into your diet. Also, the caffeine intake should be limited especially at the time of late afternoon or evening. One should not do substance abuse and eat low carbohydrate meals at dinner.

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