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A 31-year-old member asked:

is need for sleep symptom of depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
It Can Be: People who are depressed can have problems with increased fatigue and an increased need for sleep. However, there are many other possibilities, so it would be good to have this thoroughly evaluated, including a complete physical evaluation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can be: Hypersomnia (^'ed sleep) or Hyposomina (V'ed sleep) can occur.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do "postpartum" and regular depression differ?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing and Cause: Postpartum depression usually occurs in the first 6 weeks after delivery, but it can occur anytime during the first year. Both postpartum and "regular" depression have similar features (depressed mood, appetite and sleep disturbance, mood swings, etc.). In my experience, postpartum depression responds quicker to medical therapy than major depressive disorder. Contact your doctor if needed.
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What is the best way to approach sleep training?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Trial and error: There are many methods of sleep training out there and not one is perfect for everyone. Try one method and if it doesn't work for your family try another. All methods have in common the importance of a consistent bedtime routine. Start sleep training around 3-4 months of age and don't be discouraged if one method doesn't work out. Different children respond to different methods.
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A member asked:

I lay on my floor and couch could there be something biting me at night while I sleep?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
DUST MITES: There is always something to bite you if you are not in your bed. Dust mites from the floor, small spiders, ants, bed bugs, insects and mosquitoes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I do to put a baby to sleep?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
How old : Is your baby? What have you done yourself? How many people are involved in the care of your baby?Are you preparing formula correctly? Oftentimes parents increase volume without adding milk in proportion to water making it more dilute, baby is starving , hence crying and won't sleep, constantly eating and not gaining weight.Formula fed or breast fed? I'd like to help, need more info. Tnx.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some things I can do to make it easier to sleep at night?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Good sleep hygiene: Establish good sleep hygiene and patterns. Go to bed a the same time at night, avoid excess alcohol, food, and exercise prior to sleep, make sure your room is darkened and quiet, and don't "clock watch".

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