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My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

Get it checked out!: Take a video (with your phone) and the baby to your Pediatric Health Professional and get it checked out (although it sounds normal (called "startle" reaction) Hope this helps Good Luck DrZ ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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While Sleeping my Father Shivers frequently?

While Sleeping my  Father Shivers frequently?

Possibly normal: This might be normal for him. However if he looks sick, is losing weight, has fevers, has a bad cough or other signs of poor health, take him to see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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Can a baby hyperventilate while sleeping?

Can a baby hyperventilate while sleeping?

Hyperventilation: while sleeping points to something being wrong. a normal person decreases their respiratory rate while asleep. if baby is doing this baby needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more

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Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more

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Falling asleep while not tired.?

Falling asleep while  not tired.?

May be a deficiency: Of some nutrient or a symptom of something more serious, get a good physical exam and screening labs. ...Read more

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Infant sleeping a lot suddenly, normal?

Infant sleeping a lot suddenly, normal?

Possibly: If the baby is otherwise fine it could occur during a rapid growth spurt or related to dropping a nap. If there are other symptoms such as decreased appetite or fever or this situation persists call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding.. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read more

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Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders which occur during sleep are not psychological, so something is going on. I would visit neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I snap my teeth together while sleeping? I frequently clench my jaw subconsciously while awake and while sleeping. (every day) thanks!

Why do I snap my teeth together while sleeping? I frequently clench my jaw subconsciously while awake and while sleeping. (every day) thanks!

Sleep bruxism: Bruxism during sleep may be part of a sleep disorder. Many people do this a dare to aware of it. It can also be related to stress, a bad bite and during the daytime, habit. Talk to your dentist about this. If you are tired all of the time talk to primary care about sleep disorder, like apnea. ...Read more

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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1mo baby moves erratically side by side while asleep, bending and extending limbs, eyes moving, and kinda whimpering. Could this be seizures? Scared

1mo baby moves erratically side by side while asleep, bending and extending limbs, eyes moving,  and kinda whimpering.  Could this be seizures? Scared

Get in.: It is hard to say without seeing the episodes, but it could possibly be seizures. If you can video the episodes do that, but make sure you get in right away and have your baby evaluated. ...Read more

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Why my baby is not sleeping during night and very fussy.?

Why my baby is not sleeping during night and very fussy.?

Sleep: How old is baby? Ic newborn, he will not sleep through night. If your baby is ilder then it is important to establish a bedtime routine., include a bath, read a book aloud to baby. Feed baby. Then lay baby to bed before sound asleep. May take a while to get routine established. ...Read more

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Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Likely tired: If you change your schedule to offer feedings when baby first wakes up, baby will less likely fall asleep feeding. If fed when tired, they often settle into a quiet period & drift off to sleep using feeding as a sleep ritual. ...Read more

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Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?

Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?

Maybe normal: Many children twitch and can even have motion during their sleep. However it would be good to video this and show it to your pediatrician to be sure it is normal. Seeing the motion is very helpful . ...Read more

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10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling.They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it.It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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