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Posted by: sunflower | 2007/08/23

deep sleep

Dear CS,

what is deep sleep? cyberdoc says that perhaps i fall asleep but do not have deep sleep so thats is why i wake up tired. you asked why i am on cilift, because i still struggle with anxiety. other than that am not on any other medication.

what do you think?

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Do some googling about sleep and its levels. Sleep is a complex mix of levels, and there are disturbances of what they call Sleep Architecture, which affects things like too much or too little time spent at the levels of dreaming sleep ; and some antidepressants can cause variations in these, which can reduce or increase dreaming, for instance, ans we need to dream. The only way one can check out one's sleep architecture would be to go to a sleep lab and have an EEG and videos made during sleep, whihc would hardly be worth it.

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