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Geriatric Sleep Disorder In Children
Is it breathing?: If the sleep disorder you are asking about is obstructive sleep apnea, you can use a nose mask called a cpap; often children respond well to having oversized tonsils and adenoids removed. Other sleep disorders require different treatments. There are 85 kinds of sleep disorders, not all affecting children. ...Read more
Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns. Most newborns wake several times during the night, but by the age of 6 months they usually sleep through the night. At age 1, babies will sleep an average of 16 out of every 24 hours. Two to three hours of this sleep will ...Read more
Acute sleep disorder: Any sudden onset sleep disturbance should merit questions of what just happened in your life, or is there a possible organic cause. Good to see your primary care doc first, then if needed see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. See this book regarding resolving troubling dreams very rapidly. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: You could possess sleep apnea but other types of sleep disorders may be present. There could be an underlying metabolic disorder, and the daytime symptoms could be a consequence of both. Need to sort this out, and check in with your primary doc. Overnight sleep study may be useful ...Read more
Many things: Sleep disorders include sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, sleep talking, walking and eating, bedwetting, jumping leg syndrome, repeated nighntmares or night terrors, insomnia andf/or frequent awakening. So'me, if not all, occur in rem sleep and this is the most important part of the sleep cycle. If deprived of it for long enough, it is lethal. A sleep laboratory can define. ...Read more
Sleep disorder?: One of the most important questions I ask is how rested do you feel during the day? The specific symptoms, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, sudden awakening, insufficient total sleep or other symptoms may all be caused by different factors. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders is essential. ...Read more
These can include snoring, gasping for air at night, not feeling rested during the day, sleeping less than 6 hours at night, and health problems like diabetes or hypertension.
Since some conditions can be life threatening I would suggest seeing a physician who deals with sleep for an evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly: Need more info, but the treatment for the sleep apnea may create or exacerbate tmj/tmd symptoms. If wearing a CPAP machine with tight straps or an ill-fitting mask, the pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) may be displaced or dislocated enough to a position that can cause a dormant tmj/tmd syndrome complex. Also, wearing a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, if not designed properly can cause tmj/tmd. ...Read more
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
Best tx for sleep: The best treatment for a sleep disorder starts with a visit with a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. They may refer you back to your primary care if some other medical condition is suspect, but they will be able to accurately assess your symptoms and history and make recommendations evidence based on your condition. ...Read more
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
Dreams: There is no scientifc validity to theories of dream interpretation and much of Hobson and Stickgold's reasearch has disproven Freudian dream interpretation. Dream work occurs a a cellular level and the most important thing to remember is that we want to peacefully sleep through them. See provider info and book. ...Read more
Psych and Insomnia:
Depression can cause insomnia or hypersomnia,
bipolar mania can cause decreased need foe sleep and insomnia
anxiety can cause racing thoughts and insomnia
stimulants, caffeine later in the day can cause insomnia
cocaine, meth can cause insomnia for days
marijuana can cause hypersomnia etc
these are general guidelines and it is not confirmatory. ...Read more
Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?
Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more
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
I'm sufferring from anxiety & sleep disorder! As I work away from home, I feel better when I visit home, but same thing continues after that. Pls suggest?
Do I have some kind of sleep disorder I fall asleep every night around 1 or 2am. I will stay asleep untill around 3pm if noone wakes me. But I always feel like I am on drugs when I wake up no matter how long or little I sleep I am also very hard to wake
It sounds like you are a night owl and have a delayed sleep phase.
This is a type of sleep disorder that can be helped.
I would seek advice from a local sleep specialist. ...Read more
Sleep specialist...: Usually someone trained in pulmonary medicine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleep symptoms: The cure of a sleep disorder depends on the cause. If you snore or stop breathing and sleep study is recommended to check for sleep apnea. If you have sleep deprivation or insomnia and are tired all the time looking at your sleep schedule and habits would be helpful. Also stress, diet and exercise play a role in sleep. For more answers please seek out help from a sleep professional. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Depends on symptoms. Insomnia is best treated unsually with Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (I teach this), nightmares can be resolved with my No More Nightmares training, other organic disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg or periodic leg movement, and many others, should be assessed in a sleep study first. You can contact me for an initial assessment ...Read more