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My baby is sleep trained, but since she learned to roll over she ends up on her tummy while sleeping and she wakes up and cries. What should I do?

My baby is sleep trained, but since she learned to roll over she ends up on her tummy while sleeping and she wakes up and cries. What should I do?

Age? Formula?: I applaud your training your baby to sleep and your awareness of sids when the baby is on its stomach. Once the baby can roll over and is over 4-6 months those risks are decreased and you can continue sleep training. Depending on the age and diet i can tell you whether it is normal to sleep through the night. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to sleep on his back? He keeps rolling over.

How do I get my baby to sleep on his back?  He keeps rolling over.

Can't: Sleeping on the back is very important in the early months of life but once they start rolling over each time you put them on their back it doesn't matter. I would still start sleep on the back but thats all you can do, if he rolls over, oh well. ...Read more

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Wake up many times throughout the night. Can roll over and fall right back to sleep. Generally I feel fine and energetic most days. Is this normal?

Wake up many times throughout the night.  Can roll over and fall right back to sleep.  Generally I feel fine and energetic most days. Is this normal?

Yes: As long as you get generally 6-8 hours of restful sleep you should be ok. If you did not fee rested after sleeping then you should worry that you are developing insomnia. However, as long as you fee rested and can rapidly fall back asleep after brief awakenings you should be ok ...Read more

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My fiance snores. When he starts i nudge him to roll over, and he wakes up angry. Neither of us are sleeping. Help!

My fiance snores. When he starts i nudge him to roll over, and he wakes up angry. Neither of us are sleeping. Help!

Let him see his Dr: And get checked for sleep apnea, allergies, weight problems etc. Putting ear plugs and sleeping in separate rooms may work in the short term. (it works for me and my honey). God bless u both! http://www.medicinenet.com/weight_gain/symptoms.htm. http://m.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/snoring. ...Read more

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I have multiple fibroids. Lately when i kay on my back or fall asleep on my back, its very painful to sit up or roll over. Could it be the fibroids ?

I have multiple fibroids. Lately when i kay  on my back or fall asleep on my back, its very painful to sit up or roll over. Could it be the fibroids ?

Probably not: Sounds like you are having muscle spasm. Take otc aleeve or tyelenol and apply ice pack. If you continue to have pain, then get it evaluatef by your doctor. ...Read more

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I lay my 6 month old to sleep on his back. He ends up rolling over to his side. Is this ok or do I need to move him?

I lay my 6 month old to sleep on his back. He ends up rolling over to his side. Is this ok or do I need to move him?

Let him be: After a kid develops this rolling ability he is at least past the age where he is really vulnerable.We encourage back sleeping from the beginning & hope the kid is happy with it for the first year, but by 6 m you can relax.Put him down as you do, but let him sleep whatever way he decides. ...Read more