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How to rectify the sleep disorder for the children?

How to rectify the sleep disorder for the 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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Difficulty Getting Back To Sleep (Definition)

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


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How can you rectify the sleep disorder problem for the children?

How can you rectify the sleep disorder problem for the children?

Children's sleep: Some sleep issues with children may be passing phases, but anything that persists over time or interferes with the child's functioning or their health should be assessed by a Pediatrician or Psychologist sleep expert. ...Read more

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I suffer from acute sleep disorder?

I suffer from acute sleep disorder?

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

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How can a sleep disorder be diagnosed?

How can a sleep disorder be diagnosed?

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

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What does sleep disorder actually mean?

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

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How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

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

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What are some signs of a sleep disorder in a child?

What are some signs of a sleep disorder in a child?

Peds sleep: Children manifest poor sleep quality from any reason differently from adults. Some clues would be snoring, restless sleep, bed wetting, irritability, hyperactivity, decreasing school performance, weight gain, and / or sleep walking/talking/sleep terrors. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sleep disorder and how can I fix it?

How to tell if I have a sleep disorder and how can I fix it?

Some signs: 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

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How to fix TMJ and the sleep disorder it is causing?

How to fix TMJ and the sleep disorder it is causing?

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

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Does anyone have a sleep disorder called hypnagogia? What is it?

Does anyone have a sleep disorder called hypnagogia? What is it?

Google: Hypnagogia (from greek hypnos "sleep" + agōgos "leading, inducing") is the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep (i.e., the onset of sleep).

Ask your sleep specialist how to fix it for you. ...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 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 is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

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

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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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I do not fall asleep til 3am and I wake up at 9am. Do I have a sleep disorder?

Possibly: Or it could be that is your habit. If you want to go to sleep earlier, try initiating your sleep routine 1 hour earlier every 1-2 weeks until you push back your sleep cycle to the time you want. Melatonin can be helpful in regulating sleep cycles. ...Read more

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What does my weird dream mean? Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

What does my weird dream mean? Is having strange dreams a type of sleep disorder?

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

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What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

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

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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

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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?

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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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?

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?

Focus on positives: You need to focus on the things around you that are positive and relaxing. Also be sure that you have adequate nutrition and exercise. Try to have a decompression time before going to sleep at night...No computer, no tv, a warm shower or bath. ...Read more

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What are reasons for sleep disorder and panic attacks?

What are reasons for sleep disorder and panic attacks?

Nocturnal panic: If you are waking up with panic attacks, you should get evaluated for a sleep disorder. I've seen a number of cases of nocturnal panic attacks triggered by sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How to cure sleep disorder?

How to cure sleep disorder?

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

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What to do if sleep disorder?

What to do if sleep disorder?

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

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What to do if I have a sleep disorder?

What to do if I have a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: Can you advise more details on the specific symptoms? There are many different types of sleep disorders caused by many different factors, some which could be very serious. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a sleep disorder?

What are common signs of a sleep disorder?

Many possibilities: I would say anything that creates a lack of sleep. There are many types of disorders and each has its own set of symptoms. If you give a list of symptoms perhaps you could get a better idea of what you might have. Otherwise I would sugest seeing a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Where do I go for help for a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders: A Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders would be the best choice to start with, and could refer you if further assessment is needed. ...Read more

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Pls tell me how to cure with sleep disorder?

Pls tell me how to cure with sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder: Can you provide more details? The exact symptoms are needed in order to determine cause and solutions. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

TYpically, when one is discussing sleep challenges, one evaluates both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance). Different sleep aids work based on their abilities to do one ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more