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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature.To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesnt stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What physically happens when a person does not lift their hands over their head at all? Sleep, drive, work, home, will the nerves atrophy?

What physically happens when a person does not lift their hands over their head at all? Sleep, drive, work, home, will the nerves atrophy?

Unlikely: If you are not physically active or your physical mobilty is limited, you could develop loss of your muscle mass, or muscle atrophy, over a long period of time. But it is unlikely that you will have atrophy of the nerves unless there is some sort of nerve injury. ...Read more

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I sleep with my head elevated on my hand. If i keep my head lower will post nasal drip be less likely?

I sleep with my head elevated on my hand. If i keep my head lower will post nasal drip be less likely?

Not likely: Nasal secretions are often managed by using an agent that causes the vessels in the tissue to constrict. A change to lower position is likely to engorge the tissues rather than relieve them. The underlying cause of your postnasal secretions should be investigated to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with tingling in head hands and feet extremely nauseous and weak like I am going to faint. It happens at night when trying sleep.

I've been waking up with tingling in head hands and feet extremely nauseous and weak like I am going to faint.  It happens at night when trying sleep.

Only at night?: A good history and physical examination with appropriate lab screening should help identify the problem. You should contact your physician for an appointment with these symptoms. Are you suffering from nightmares perhaps or insomnia due to stress or anxiety? ...Read more

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I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of  numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inappropriate sleeping during the day. Numbness is more worrisome and needs to be evaluated by your Family Doc. If it happens again (especially w/loss of strength), call 911 & get thee to an ER to evaluate for possible stroke (remember FAST). ...Read more

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Feel numbness in my hands during sleep. Also during sleep I feel sometimes as if there is numbness in my head. I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for anxiety?

Feel numbness in my hands during sleep. Also during sleep I feel sometimes as if there is numbness in my head. I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for anxiety?

Prozac (fluoxetine): If recently started, dose adjusted, or taken late at night, very possible minor effect. Consult your doctor. ...Read more