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FAQ - Sleep and Medications

Last update: December 4th, 2023

1. How can I improve my sleep with Sleepup?

You will register your sleep daily and fill clinical questionnaires that will help us understand your sleep pattern and evaluate your evolution. You will have access to personalized guidelines based on internationally -valid and validated insomnia techniques. These should be implemented to make your sleep improve.

2. How long will it take for my sleep to improve?

This will depend on your engagement and the severity of your insomnia. The more you apply the guidelines and follow the notifications, the faster you will improve! You should notice an improvement in the first 2 weeks. However, depending on the case, it may take up to 2 months or more.
In addition, it is important that you continue your follow -up program, even after you have your insomnia symptoms improved. This is very important for maintaining results. Thus, we suggest that after achieving your improvement goals in your insomnia symptoms, keep using Sleepup for another 1 year, for daily preventing or monitoring your sleep.

3. What types of sleep disorder does Sleepup help me?

SleepUp will help you with insomnia, that is, with the difficulty in falling asleep, keeping yourself sleeping or early awakening complaints (when you wake up before the intended time). It will also help with sleep apnea, with the CPAP use diary.

4. What are the reference values ​​of a quality sleep?

The total average sleep time of the adult population ranges from 7 to 9h of sleep per night. Still, this value cannot be widespread, as some people may need higher or lower values ​​less than no sleep disorder. Regarding sleep efficiency, normal values ​​are 85%. For sleeping latency and time agreed on the bed, values ​​less than 30 min is normal.

5. What are the phases of sleep?

Sleep is divided into two large phases: non-dem (NME) and REM, and NME is still divided into three stages: N1, N2 and N3. Each stage has specific characteristics and they should all occur in a balanced way for quality sleep.

6. I already do treatment and/or take medication, how should I proceed?

You should inform us about existing treatments or use of medication, as well as other relevant information, while completing our questionnaires. SleepUp also provides the Diary of Remedies, which will assist in the safety of use and greater symptom control.

In addition to reports that will show the effectiveness of your medicines and how it is possible to improve your sleep with the help of these medicines. It is important that you also tell your doctor about monitoring with Sleepup.

In many cases, SleepUp may be used in conjunction with its current treatment. Attention to the following facts:

-It is very important that you do not use medication without medical advice.
-The removal of medication should only be done under guidance and medical follow -up.

7. Can I stop taking medicine with Sleepup?

The removal of any medication should be done under medical advice and monitoring. Never use medication without medical advice.

In many cases it will be possible to reduce or cease medication. This will depend a lot on your insomnia profile. In general, insomnia with behavioral or cognitive origin should be treated primarily with cognitive behavioral therapy, without the use of medicines. This is the international guidance of Sleep Medicine Experts.

8. I have depression or anxiety, or other psychiatric disorder. How should I proceed?

First, it is important that you seek specialized doctor immediately. You should also inform us about existing treatments or medication use.

So we will know if Sleepup is for you. It is important that you also inform your doctor about using Sleepup. In many cases, Sleepup may be used in conjunction with its current treatment.

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