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Dream Interpretation Rocking A Baby To Sleep
Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able to tap that information as far back as 2 yo, when kids worry more about abandonment or getting lost than anything. Younger kids? No one knows. ...Read more
As a child I was molested badly and now when I sleep at night I dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?
My baby is 4 months and 2 weeks old and sometimes she refuses to drink her formula. She sometimes dream feeds so when she is almost asleep then she will feed. She has about 4 wet nappies a day. What can I do and should I be concerned?
If you are starting some baby cereal and or baby solids, they often will not take as much formula as before.
As long as she urinates/stolls everyday and weight gain continues without any other symptoms, this is probably in the normal range and can be observed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Entepr an answer sum: Not having dream is more of a problem than having it. If it is more nightmare or very real you may like to talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Not always: Good sleep requires a variety "stages", seen on EEG; during one, we dream, tho we might forget by morning. Bad sleep disrupted by pain, drugs, snoring, etc. Is "non-restorative", but could still dream. Antihistamines (diphenhydramine) or alcohol, though causing grogginess, intereferes w/ sleep cycles = bad sleep. Problems? See provider for better medication, sleep study. See sleep specialist. ...Read more
All phases: You can dream in all four sleep stages. ...Read more
Bad dreams: Dreaming is one activity which can give access to repressed memories. If you work through your dreams with a professional, you might discover fears or pains which need your attention. Post traumatic stress disorder is one condition in which nightmares and flashbacks bring back the traumatic experience. Prazosin, an Alpha blocker anti hypertensive, is extremely effective in reducing nightmares. ...Read more
Remember dream vs no: Dreaming occurs in a later stage of sleep called rem (rapid eye movement) sleep. The stages occur in cycles throughout the night & rem sleep begins relatively short during the first cycle & gets longer with later cycles. Remembered dreams are usually later in the night right before waking. Many people dream & do not remember the dreams partly because they are earlier. Sleep study will show stages. ...Read more
No: Not that I am aware.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dreaming occurs: Nightly in all healthy individuals. Most dreams are in rapid eye movement (rem) periods that happen about every 90 minutes -- less frequent in early sleep & more frequent later in sleep. Many people don't think they have dreams because they don't remember them. Preventing or disrupting rem sleep causes a rebound increase in rem & has various pos & neg effects, including relief of depression. ...Read more
Some drugs do that: Need more info to further advise you. What medicines prescribed or otc drugs do you take? ...Read more
Complicated question: Dreaming is normal, and some say essential, for adequate rest and mental health We forget most of our dreams, and remember some. Scientists really don't understand enough of the process to do more than guess. See an interesting article about remembering dreams here: http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/sciencetech/article-2562551/Can-YOU-remember-dreams-Researchers-uncover-people-recall-morning. Html ...Read more
Possibly: Dreams (vivid or not) & sleep quality is complex. If dreams are not disturbing, you are sleeping well & feeling refreshed upon awakening, you likely have good sleep. If dreams are disturbing, awaken you & disrupt sleep leaving you unrefreshed upon awakening, you likely have poor sleep. Study & use sleep hygiene, lucid dreaming, & stress reduction strategies to improve sleep & well-being. ...Read more
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, I've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more
May need sleep eval: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
See PMD: Need to be cross checked for ambien/lunesta type of medication which will cure. See pmd. ...Read more
Most of the dreams I have when I sleep are very dark and negative. How do I dream about other things?
Dreams: Concentrate in happier things before bedtime. Make sure you go to bed stress-free and don't watch scary tv shows/movies. If it persists., seek cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Is it normal to wake up around 6 am e very day? Can go back to sleep easy. Even when going to bed later. No meds. No dreams. No distractions.
Early riser: Waking up regularly at 6am can be a sign that your body is on a very regular schedule, which can be a good thing if you are going to bed early enough to get at least seven hours of sleep. If you are not getting enough sleep, waking up earlier than necessary can be a sign of depression or just of poor sleep. You be the judge! ...Read more
Why is it that some nights I sleep with more dreams than other nights? I don't know why. Maybe it's the food or when I'm more tired. Sleep problems
Hi, Please can you help me with this problem I am having lots of bad dreams were I am shouting and lashing out in my sleep this is ruining my life.
Night terrors: There is some evidence that night terrors can result from being overtired, hence creating a bedtime schedule can help. Also, if chronic, waking you up around the time they may occur (first few hours of sleep) can also help. Medications are rarely needed, and one old remedy some still use is valium for short period of time. ...Read more
I rarely take 5-htp 50 mg HS for sleep due to safety concerns yet when I do use my dreams are pleasant almost comical. Why would it have this effect
Dream so much I wake up feeling rested once/twice every 3 years or so. Doesn't matter how long I sleep, dreams wear me out. Why can't I sleep restful?
Hi, am 25 male and have BP 140/100. How serious is it? I always feel tired after I wake up, I get dreams during my entire sleep time. Is it connected?
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