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Baby Sleeping Too Much Medical Reasons
Can the feeding bottles be a reason for colic?My baby's bottles leak too much and I feel thay my baby absorbes too much air.
Maybe: The "reason" for colic is not really understood, but sometimes babies feed better, swallow less air, and seem more comfortable using different bottles. Bottles with the bag insert and bottles with an "internal vent system" sometimes help with gas. Check with your doctor too, to make sure the baby is not eating too much or having problems with allergies. ...Read more
Yes: Just as too little sleep is bad for you, too much sleep can be bad for you as well. At your age 9 1/4 hours of sleep are recommended. I am including a link you may be interested in: sleep for teenagers - national sleep foundation www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/sleep-topics/teens-and-sleep?. ...Read more
These activities: While not healthy, should not cause enlargement of the brain or skull. ...Read more
YES!: It has been proven beyond a doubt in medical studies that increased tv time is assciated with obesity, cardiovascular desease, diabetes and other medical problems that arise from sedentary lifestyle. It is not know what effect large amounts of tv have on the developing brains of children, but it is not believed ot harm the brain or cogntive function of adults. ...Read more
No: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on may things: 1) what do you mean by too much? 2) how does sleeping interfere with your life? 3) what is causing the increased sleep [eg, depression, anxiety, medical problem, medication side effect, drug or alcohol problem, social stresses....]. It sounds like it would be good to get a medical evaluation. Your doctor can suggest next steps. Hope this answer helped. ...Read more
Overdiagnoses: The truth is that nental illenss has always existed in humanity bur stigma prevented people to seek help. Stigma and discrimination against people living with mental disorders affects their education, employment, access to care and hampers their capacity to contribute to society. Medical conditions are often associated with conditiond such as depresion and anxiety. So the answer is no. ...Read more
Yes, there can be.: People who do not get enough rem sleep tend to feel more fatigued. Rem is where you get the deepest sleep which is the most restful and restorative. Mood swings, irritability, decreased concentration are all possibilities. Your rem sleep quantity can be determined with an overnight sleep study. Speak to your doctor if you feel like this may be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.
Is it bad to sleep too much? I always find myself napping during the day and sleeping at night for long hours. Can too much sleep be harmful?
Sleeping pills: Any amount above what is prescribed is too much. ...Read more