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A 40-year-old female asked about a female:

My daughter is 9 years old.sometimes she laughs out a bit loud in her sleep may be once in 2 days or so.when i googled about it,it was scary.so i wanted to know from experts.she is a healthy and happy kid.there are no other problems.please advice?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably normal: Laughing, smiling, even some talking is within the normal variations for children during sleep. If she is healthy and happy and the noises are not disrupting her sleep, then it is not of concern. If the laughing becomes much more prevalent and begins to disrupt her sleep such that it interferes with her health and causes fatigue during waking hours, then a specialist may be needed.
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