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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Why does my 2 year old laugh in his sleep?

Why does my 2 year old laugh in his sleep?

Sleep in Children: Laughing in sleep, like talking and sleep walking is a stage the developing brain goes through from 2 till 5 years of age. Sometimes at this age there are also sleep terrors. We still have much to learn about how developmental neurobiology effects sleep and visa versa. ...Read more

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My son will be 2 in June. When he gets really tired & is fighting sleep he gets the giggles. He also sometimes laughs in his sleep. Is this normal?

My son will be 2 in June. When he gets really tired & is fighting sleep he gets the giggles. He also sometimes laughs in his sleep. Is this normal?

Not unusual at all : The behavior you describe is not unusual or atypical for young toddlers. Some might get fussy when tired and others may get the giggles. It is also not unusual for young toddlers to occasionally laugh or whimper or talk in thier sleep as their dreaming and sleep patterns develop. Be well. ...Read more

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Ok don't laugh but how do I wear a tampon? And can I wear it at night when I'm sleeping and all day etc? Is it better than pads? Never worn one

Ok don't laugh but how do I wear a tampon? And can I wear it at night when I'm sleeping and all day etc? Is it better than pads? Never  worn one

Tampons are safe: Tampons are very safe when used correctly and often more convenient than pads. When learning how to insert a tampon, read through the guide that comes in the box. It is very helpful to put a hand mirror on the floor and stand over it, so you can actually see what you are doing. It is okay to wear tampons at night. Never leave a tampon in for more than eight hours without changing to a new one. ...Read more

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It makes me want to scream & laugh and fall a lot. It's really annoying. What are some ways to "wakeup" my sleeping leg?

It makes me want to scream & laugh and fall a lot. It's really annoying. What are some ways to "wakeup" my sleeping leg?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am super afraid of needles and I have to have an iv to put me to sleep for surgery. What can I expect can they give me laughing gas while they do it?

I am super afraid of needles and I have to have an iv to put me to sleep for surgery. What can I expect can they give me laughing gas while they do it?

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) & clear cover: ~1 prior to planned IV likely=better option; greatly reduces local skin sensation; primary basis of discomfort. However, will need to plan & persistently request/insist on this in advance else rarely done or Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) on hand plus must be applied to planned IV location & kept in position for about an hour prior using a clear cover; Opsite or clear plastic like food wrap. Or: http://www.cmedintl.com ...Read more