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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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Dr. Ralph Wharton
44 doctors shared insights

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 (zolpidem) 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 can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

What can I do?To get rid of?My sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: First start with a good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep disorder expert. Some sleep solutions are simple, but if you have had difficulty for years, you need to stick with it and do sleep diaries and behavioral experiments. A sleep expert will also know if you need a medical assessment to rule out other medical conditions. ...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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Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Seems all sleep disorder clinics are for daytime what about night owls?

Night owls: If you feel you are a night owl, but do not feel rested from your sleep, please get an assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep expert. The body clock can be reset if you desire to sleep more at night, and if your lifestyle is more night owl, a sleep Psychologist can work in detail with you to create interventions to help you get the best quality rest from your sleep. Don't give up! ...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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