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Lip Smacking In Sleep
Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best trained to rule out a night time seizure disorder and a myoclonic disorder. After a careful history, it is possible that the neurologist will opt for a 72 hour seizure study first. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?
Problem in falling asleep.When lying in bed , brain always think of random things , can't concentrate on sleep.When sometimes asleep quality of sleep bad?
Try focusing on your: Breathing. Make sure that your bedroom is dark ; quiet. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time. ...Read more
Yes, sleep apnea: Have your friend check the epworth sleepiness scale http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/epworth.Html sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxygen level, respiratory effort and nasal airflow. If airflow is decreased or is blocked by throat closure more than 5 times/hour, he has sleep apnea and can be treated with CPAP -continuous + airway pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial grimacing in my sleep. Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping. Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?
See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom is non-specific and may or may not be serious. It's very difficult to give a good answer without proper history and examination. ...Read more
My son is 6 he suffers from fatigue, pain, Myoclonic jerks, sleep fragmentation, clumsiness, weakness, geographic tongue, grinding teeth sleeping etc?
Pediatric Neurologis: If possible I would recommend that you see a Pediatric Neurologist that can fully evaluate your son and develop a treatment plan. If this is not possible outside of the States, it may be appropriate for you to come to a Childrens medical center here for a thorough evalution. A diagnosis is a first step, a comprehensive care plan would be the ultimatley goal however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 tonic-clonics in under a year (normal EEG and MRI), depression, tremors in left hand, sleep apnea, mouth ulcers, freq. infection. What's wrong?
More info needed: Thanks for your question. I understand that this can be very scary, especially when you don't have a clear cut diagnosis. I would recommend getting a second opinion, preferably from a large academic center. Definitely something going on and we need to get some answers for you. ...Read more
Bf's symptoms, asleep (age 26) lip smacking, swallowing, all in rhymic timing, also ocassionally lifts arm. Witnessed by brother, in the past age 17?
The condition most: important to evaluate is possible seizures, possible coming from the temporal lobe. It sounds like these have been recurring for the better part of 10 years. There are a number of conditions associated with sleep. I would start with a Neurologist who specializes in sleep-related symptoms. Good wishes to you and your boyfriend:) ...Read more
Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.
Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?
Long menu: You have a long menu of symptoms. I would recommend you see a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders as well and that you also see an endocrinologist. Together they be able to piece together what's going on. The help of an ear nose and throat specialist may also be required. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult problem: The exact reason why people chew their tongue in sleep is not known. It is likely that the cause maybe anxiety or other stress reaction, medication side effect, response to tongue injury. If you are doing this habitually then using a gum gaurd may help. These are used by athletes to protect the mouth. Hypnosis ( by a licensed provider) and acupuncture may help. ...Read more
I wake up in the middle of the night thrashing in my bed, jumping in the air cause i can't breath. Sleep apnea? What's the cure?
Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer