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Day Night Reversal (Overview)

Day night reversal happens when babies take naps during the day and are awake through the night.


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What should I do if my baby has day night reversal?

What should I do if my baby has day night reversal?

Get strict: Get very strict about social cues. Daytime: laughter, smiles, interaction, singing, lights on, activity. Night: keep it quiet and dim, with minimal interaction-- don't smile, don't play, don't make this time interesting at all. Keep day and night as different as can be to teach baby that there is a difference! ...Read more

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Day Night Reversal (Overview)

Day night reversal happens when babies take naps during the day and are awake through the night.


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What are some common sleep disorder treatments?

What are some common sleep disorder treatments?

Sleep: Insomnia = cbti best, short term Ambien like meds 2. Sleep apnea= CPAP is gold standard for osa3. Sleep walking = protection and ensuring safety, meds that decrease slow wave sleep4. Rbd= protection, benzo's etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has day night reversal?

Get strict: Get very strict about social cues. Daytime: laughter, smiles, interaction, singing, lights on, activity. Night: keep it quiet and dim, with minimal interaction-- don't smile, don't play, don't make this time interesting at all. Keep day and night as different as can be to teach baby that there is a difference! ...Read more

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How can one tell if waking up often at night is normal or a sleep disorder? Assume no side effects or feeling sleepy during the day.

How can one tell if waking up often at night is normal or a sleep disorder? Assume no side effects or feeling sleepy during the day.

Not normal: If you are waking up more than once a night it can not be considered normal. It may be that you still feel fresh in AM but it should be investigated with sleep study ...Read more

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What sleep disorder do I have if I wake up multiple times during the night?

What sleep disorder do I have if I wake up multiple times during the night?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambiencognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. Rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Why do I feel more rested after a siesta than my core sleep at night? Should i embrace my bi-phasic tendencies or is this a sleep disorder?

Why do I feel more rested after a siesta than my core sleep at night? Should i embrace my bi-phasic tendencies or is this a sleep disorder?

Need sleep study: I would recommend that you get a sleep study and work with a sleep psychologist to consolidate your sleep. It is quite possible that your longer bout of sleep is more interrupted by sleep apnea perhaps than you are aware. That would cause you then to feel worse after a long night sleep then after a nap. ...Read more

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My father is 63 years old, he has sleep disorder.He sleeps at 1am and wakes up at 5 am, during the night he wakes up multiple times, what should he do?

My father is 63 years old, he has sleep disorder.He sleeps at 1am and wakes up at 5 am, during the night he wakes up multiple times, what should he do?

See below: If he has not, he needs to see his doctor for an evaluation, and possible sleep study. Also, if he is waking frequently to urinate, he may have an increase in the size of his prostrate gland, which also need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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