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what is twilight sleep?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not real sleep: A slang medical term used be doctors when a person is having a procedure under sedation ((twilight sleep) and not general anesthesia. They are breathing on their own, generally are following commands depending on how deeply they are sedated. It is very common to have this type of sedation for outpatient procedures.

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Is co-sleeping a good idea?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: The medical community is pretty united that, under the age of 1 year, this is dangerous and should be avoided. The data is pretty clear that this creates sleep conditions that often turn deadly for children. I personally sit on a pediatric death review board we have 5-10 deaths each month from co-bedding incidents. Some groups strongly advocate it however and claim it should be a choice.
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Is co-sleeping safe?

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No: It is actually a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, not to mention rollover suffocation.
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Is it important to stick to a sleep schedule?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. We all know the answer to that one anyway. We need a rhythm in our life. We need a schedule to tell our bodies when to wake, eat, poop and sleep. When we have schedule, we always know what's coming and what to get ready for. Start your babies early with their sleep routines, and they will make a lot easier for you to put them to bed at night.
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When is a good time to start doing sleep training?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sleep: It is important to start a routine as as early as possible, by six to eight weeks of age. Your baby can see color and detail, also hold his/her head up, and will recognize your voice and be sooth by it. Once you notice these changes, it’s time to introduce healthy sleep routine.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from twilight sleep?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
It depends: Typically a few hours. Do not drive after sedation and keep your activity to a minimum until the medications have been processed in your system.

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