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4 year old twitches some while sleeping

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Teitching: The twitching may be reflexive but it might also represent seizure activity.. Discuss the problem woth your pediatrician. He may want to order aneeg.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common: Brief twitching in sleep is called sleep myoclonus. It can be seen at any age,
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably benign: Ask your pediatrician about myoclonic twitches which are benign, but could be the problem.Also could be a sleep disturbance such as a dream or nitemar ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define very rapid : Resting heart rate for a 4yo would be expected to fall between 60-90 beats per minute with periods during dream sleep that may run 90-140. Deep sleep ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
May be normal: I would get a referral to see a pediatric neurologist to make sure nothing serious is going on.
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
She's dreaming: it's normal. Our brain is supposed to detach from muscle activity when dreaming which is why we sometimes start to wake up from scary dreams and can't ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on how fast the heart rate is. Normal heart rate for most 4 year olds is between 80 and 120 bpm. See link below: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/med ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Warrants a visit: to the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
It can be: Many people experience muscle jerking as they transition from wakefulness to sleep. It is called myoclonus and is usually nothing concerning. Keep an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Baby twitches : There is a normal amount of "twitching" that occurs in babies while falling asleep and while sleeping. We call this "benign myoclonus". Please reco ... Read More

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