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Baby Sleeping Too Much Medical Reasons
My baby is 6 mo is there such thing as sleeping too much during the night? She sleeps 12 hrs but lately her day time naps have been shorter..
Lucky mom: As long as a kid is eating well enough during the day to sustain a normal growth rate, an extended 8 or more hour sleep period at night is fine. Baby is likely waking at least once & resettling like adults do. The babies digestive system has a good 12+ hours of material from which to support the babies sleep, without re-feeding. Enjoy the pattern. ...Read more
Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease in sudden infant death. Some infants will begin to roll over in sleep by about 4-5 months and i advise that this is ok but i advise leaving them on back as long as possible for sleep initiation. ...Read more
3 months baby sleeping longer at night 4-5 hours and feeding less than usual, around 3 1/2oz- 4oz, she used to take 5oz.. She breastfeeds?
May be ok: As long as a 3 month-old baby is happy, interactive, gaining weight, not fussy; and has no ill signs such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or rashes, then he may be normal (because babies change their eating and sleeping habits as they grow). A 3 month-old baby can sleep 6-7 hours at night. The amount he breastfeeds is usually unknown (isn't measured). The doctor can re-check his weight and length. ...Read more
My 8mth baby v.cranky for last 2days wailing all time&today sleeping too much, not takin much solid but lots of formula milk, no fever, is he sick?
See pediatrician: Babies cry because they are hungry, tired or ill. Have him seen by a doctor ASAP and be safe. Always err on the side of caution. Babies can deteriorate very quickly. ...Read more
My 7yrs old daughter had asthma and coughing tonite she is using steam Vicks with water.But my 6months baby sleeping with her..Is that ok for my baby?
Maybe,maybe not: I have never been fond of the "vapor" stink as treatment for anything. I find the idea that stinking up the room with a noticeable fume is more likely to aggravate a cough than help it at any age. There are some decongestant effects, but the irritant value is similar to paint fumes. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages to baby sleeping pattern when laying down on his stomach.?
Stomach sleeping: Doctors recommend that all babies be put on their backs to sleep. The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids) is much greater when babies are put on their stomach to sleep. This doesn't mean babies can't have tummy time but you should be awake and watching them while they are on their stomachs. ...Read more
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
Is it restorative?:
If you wake up and it is next year.
If on awakening you continue to not feel rested - that is one critical feature. Sleeping more than10 hours a night might be considered excessive. The emphasis usually is on restfulness and the quality of your daytime - not sleeping - life. Many illnesses and medications can encourage excessive tiredness and subsequently longer sleep intervals, . ...Read more
Too much?: If you're actually sleeping too much, I am curious about what you mean. What is too much? Too much for what? "hypersomnia" can indicate the presence of a disease or disorder. It's a good idea to discuss this with your main doctor--your go-to primary care physician. People do have differing needs for sleep. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more
Probably not: Sleeping too much can be a sign of several problems. One common problem is obstructive sleep apnea (osa), which is when breathing slows down or stops too many times during the night. Sleep quality is disturbed, and as a result, the person with osa may sleep a large number of hours at night and nap in the daytime, but still be sleep deprived. Depression is another cause of sleeping too much. ...Read more
I have a problem of sleeping too much I m healthy person I m 34 years old plz tell me suggession I don't want to sleep too much?
Mental or physical?: hi anwarj806 Both mental and physical factors contribute to hypersomnia. Depression is one possibility...people seek sleep to escape from their depression. Overwork is another.. And abnormalities in hormonal control (eg low thyroid), or cortisol (immune defficiencies) or even rarely changes in the part of the brain (hypothalamus) most interested in sleep. Consult your practitioner. ...Read more
Most likely not ...: Average sleep duration for adults is 7-8hrs but some get by on 6hrs while others require 9 or more. Check out http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/adult-sleep-needs-and-habits. As long as you can function the next day w/o needing a nap, then you're most likely getting enough. And this assumes that you don't necessarily sleep in any longer during wknds, holidays & vacations to catch up! ...Read more
Sleeping too much:
Sleeping too much can cause you more sleepy
average amount of sleep is 8 hours for an adult. Of course the quality of the sleep also counts. If you have problem sleeping too long and still feels tired, check with your doctor for possible obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleeping disorder. ...Read more
Regulate schedule : work on regulating your sleep schedule. Rise at the same time and sleep at the same time. Limit naps to 20 minutes. You can take a non steroid antiinflammatory as needed for a daytime headache, just keep in mind that rebound headaches can occur with this if used chronically! ...Read more
Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?
Hypersomnia: First step is to get evaluated by your primary care doc. For thorough workup to determine the cause. ...Read more
See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
How to stop sleeping too much?I have this problem since 2 or 3 years, all the time i feel sleepy!
Hypersomnia...: It can be tough! Great question. Often times medication needs to be used and carefully titrated to get you to a place for you feel optimally better. Recommend you work with a doctor who takes their time and is willing to try a number of meds. Most important sleep hygeine rec: find a way to make sure you get up at a set time every day and have a structured day of activities to keep busy. ...Read more
No: Unless the eyelids weren't completely shut, causing evaporation of the tear film, which can cause dry eye upon awakening. This can make the eyes feel sore. That would probably be the only case. ...Read more