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Toddler not sleeping at night?

Toddler not sleeping at night?

If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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

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Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Most likely: In fact, snoring will usually increase during rem sleep. That is when the body is in its most relaxed state and prone to collapse of the structures in the upper airway. This will cause increased airway resistance and more snoring. ...Read more

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10yr old is obese snores &whistles with her mouth when she sleeps &wakes up2x nitenearly choking&coughing gasping .is it sleep apnea? or is it asthma?

10yr old is obese snores &whistles with her mouth when she sleeps &wakes up2x nitenearly choking&coughing gasping .is it sleep apnea? or is it asthma?

Defintely sounds: like airway obstruction. In order to figure out if this is an upper airway obstruction (tonsil enlargement, for example) or lower airway obstruction (such as asthma), you need a doctor to examine this child. ...Read more

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Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

The severity of: Sleep apnea would impact how much daytime sleepiness there was. This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea.htm. ...Read more

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Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Varies: There may be more than one cause. Valero apnea could potentially be the cause of your slope issues. There are multiple potential causes of heel and knee pain. Getting a good medical check up and discussing with your primary care doctor would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Will using a pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Will using a  pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Typical causes are..: Snoring is serious and should be evaluated by a physician. Various typical reasons could be: decreased airway space, enlarged tongue, uvula and/or tonsils. Plus many other causes. Possibly an at home or facility sleep study needs to be performed to evaluate more thoroughly and determine if obstructive sleep apnea is present. ...Read more

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9m old baby boy.has very disturbed sleep at night.rarely gasps in sleep.wife thinks he is crying in sleep.what could be reasons for gasping?

9m old baby boy.has very disturbed sleep at night.rarely gasps in sleep.wife thinks he is crying in sleep.what could be reasons for gasping?

Needs further eval: Any infant with those concerns requires an in-person consults including a thorough physical exam. "Gasping" may invoke a range of problems non of which should be ignored. The more common possibilities include silent episodes of reflux, nasal congestion/obstruction, enlarged adenoids e.g obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and more serious concerns that involve the sleep centers of the brain ...Read more

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Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep on trips. What is safest sleeper?

Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep on trips. What is safest sleeper?

Melatonin: Consider the use of melatonin, which is an over-the-counter supplement. If you have any health conditions or take other medications/supplements please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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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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What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis. That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more

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Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

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Sleep Apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer and gasping for air. See a sleep specialist for evaluation, sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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Child is sweating a lot when sleep at night?

Child is sweating a lot when sleep at night?

Common: Children often do sweat when they sleep...Especially around the head. It is normal. You can use homeopathic calcarea carbonica for a week and see if that helps....Although it is normal. ...Read more

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Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

No, because...: ...By definition, sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing for a finite time. The child may or may not snore. There are two broad types - 1) obstructive (large adenoids, large tonsils, increased body mass, small mandible (jaw bone) or a large tongue are common) and 2) central, usually due to an underlying neurological issue. Your doctor should see you for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

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