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8yr son repeated episodes twitching jumpy chewing in sleep couldn't wake him in morning went hospital he said he couldn't move or talk no answers why?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Several things poss: What does your pediatrician say? Getting a pediatric neurologist to take a look at your son would be a good first step and then, they could potentially refer him for a sleep study or other diagnostic testing to identify either the type of sleep disorder or other problem he may be having.
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
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It sounds from your description that an EEG (at least 1), maybe even a prolonged study is necessary vs. a sleep study need to be done unless they can find something in the blood work or urine that needs to be fixed first. Good luck.
May 25, 2014
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
See a neurologist: Your child should see a neurologist. It is possible that he has Rolandic seizures.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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