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Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more


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How can I avoid taking long naps after I come back from work?Cannot function without

Sleep isn't working: When you "sleep" and have no obvious reason why you are still tired you most likely do not rest during your sleep period. You may not reach the stage of sleep needed for the body to rest, you may be sleep walking or moving a great deal in your sleep (restless legs), you may be awakening brief periods because of low oxygen in your body. To answer your question see your md about a sleep study. ...Read more

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Is it true that jet lag can cause REM rebound? Does that means that naps should be avoided?

Is it true that jet lag can cause REM rebound? Does that means that naps should be avoided?

Sometimes: Sleep deprivation may cause REM rebound, whether it is due to jet lag or not. Naps kept to 20 minutes can prevent REM rebound and disruption of sleep architecture. ...Read more

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For days that I'm not able to do much tummy time with 5w newborn, how can I avoid flat spots while she's on the crib sleeping at night or napping?

For days that I'm not able to do much tummy time with 5w newborn,  how can I avoid flat spots while she's on the crib sleeping at night or napping?

Tummy Time: Rotate her head from side to side while she is sleeping on her back. Also avoid putting her in swing or car seat for long periods of time. Still most important is to give her tummy time when awake and supervised. ...Read more

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How can I avoid falling asleep in a public library?

How can I avoid falling asleep in a public library?

Sleep deprived?: If you have a tendency to sleep during the day or sleep too much, a sleep specialist can help you. You might be suffering from lack of sleep, or more seriously, have a condition called sleep apnea. Certain medications, including caffeine, can help you stay awake. ...Read more

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How can I avoid fall asleep so fast? Any pills out there?

How can I avoid fall asleep so fast? Any pills out there?

No need 4 pills yet: It sounds like your are saying that you feel tired and sleepy often. If this is the case, you may be suffering from an underlying medical condition such as hypothyroidism. Suggest a doctors visit for an examination and lab tests before considering self-treatment with any pills. ...Read more

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What are tricks to avoid falling asleep while driving?

What are tricks to avoid falling asleep while driving?

Do not drive: Most importantly, get enough time in bed, especially the day before any long idstance driving. Avoid alcohol. Make sure you do not have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. Use caffeine. Pull over and take naps. If you are sleepy, do not drive. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep during a cavity filling to avoid pain?

How can I fall asleep during a cavity filling to avoid pain?

Local anesthesia: Being asleep will not ensure you have no pain or discomfort. Ask for a local anesthetic that will make the procedure completely pain free. If your dentist uses 'laughing gas\nitrous oxide\sweet air' this will relax you as well for the procedure. ...Read more

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I have to be up at 5:30 for school tomorrow and i can't sleep. How can I fall asleep quickly to avoid a headache?

I have to be up at 5:30 for school tomorrow and i can't sleep. How can I fall asleep quickly to avoid a headache?

Get to sleep: You need to get on a consistent schedule. Get yoiur homework done in the afternoon or early evening. To get up at 5:30, yoiu would need to get to sleep by 9:-9:30. Avoid caffeine, especially in the evening. Try a high carbohydrate dinner. You can try melatonin, 3 to 10 mg about 30 to 60 minutes before going to bed. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more