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Is it bad to have dreams about aides in nursing home almost every night?

Is it bad to have dreams about aides in nursing home almost every night?

Doubtful: Dreams are often a reflection of subconscious thoughts, fears, hopes, etc. They may or may not have any direct reflection on reality, and only you could analyze why these are occurring, although it might require assistance from a professional, either a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist if it continues to disturb you. Hope it gets resolved. ...Read more

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My 4-year old has been waking up at the same time every night actually same time every morning at around 2:00 am just terrified. At first i thought it might have been bad dreams from the tv she watches which is usually hello kitty or some other age appro

My 4-year old has been waking up at the same time every night actually same time every morning at around 2:00 am just terrified.  At first i thought it might have been bad dreams from the tv she watches which is usually hello kitty or some other age appro

This : This sounds a lot like night terrors. Night terrors or sleep terrors are most commonly found in kids between the ages of 4 years to 12 years old. They can involve: -sitting up in bed -screaming -thrashing about or flailing -being difficult to wake up -inconsolable -sleep walking -a wide-eyed stare -sweating, heavy breathing, and fast heartbeat unlike a nightmare, the children typically have no memory of the episode. The good news is that most kids grow out of it by the time they hit adolescence. Here are a few tips to help her (and you!) cope with the current situation: -if she's sleepwalking or getting up, make the environment safe (close doors, hide electrical cords, lock windows, etc. -try to have her get more sleep since fatigue can make sleep terrors worse -establish a regular, quiet, calming routine before bed -see if anything is stressing your child out and talk about it - stress and anxiety can make sleep terrors worse -look for a pattern - if she's getting up at the same time every night, try waking her up 15 minutes before the episode to break the pattern if the terrors are worsening, becoming more frequent, are effecting her and your ability to function during the day, or if you think she could be a danger to herself, contact her doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause my dementia patient to have a bm in her sleep everynight at almost the same time and she is totally unaware. no accidents while awake?

What would cause my dementia patient to have a bm in her sleep everynight at almost the same time and she is totally unaware. no accidents while awake?

From demenia: Incontinence is not uncommon in certain dementias, but I would look into an EEG to make sure that they are not having seizures, which are more common nocturnally and dementia patients are at increased risk of. ...Read more

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Why would i wake up so many times at night? I've been having this problem for weeks now - i wake up about every hour or so during the night. Awaken enough to note the time and i fall back asleep in a minute or two.

Why would i wake up so many times at night? I've been having this problem for weeks now - i wake up about every hour or so during the night. Awaken enough to note the time and i fall back asleep in a minute or two.

This : This is not enough information to give an accurate answer but i recommend seeing a sleep disorder specialist and possibly undergoing a sleep study to document your sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have wet dreams 3 times in a night?

Is it normal to have wet dreams 3 times in a night?

Sure: Enjoy being young. You'll have these frequently especially if for some reason you're not having ejaculations during the day with a partner or by yourself. ...Read more

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I've been having nightmares every night and waking up in an awful mood that makes me stay in a bad mood all day... Does this mean anything?

I've been having nightmares every night and waking up in an awful mood that makes me stay in a bad mood all day... Does this mean anything?

Depends: Nightmares can have physical or psychological causes or even come from medication side effects. Stress or depression can cause nightmares. If they persist, talk to your doctor and, if appropriate, ask for a referral to a mental health professional for guidance. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a friend who cannot sleep at night and has reportedly stayed awake for days even weeks at a time, is this bad? And what can she do about it?

I have a friend who cannot sleep at night and has reportedly stayed awake for days even weeks at a time, is this bad? And what can she do about it?

Insomnia: You are a caring friend Every night we have 5 cycles of NREM and REM sleep. Anxiety, depression, and medications can affect our sleep. Our body usually makes up for the lost sleep. Staying awake for many days is not healthy. Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Meditation Write history of 2 weeks of day and night activities and see a psychiatrist for diagnosis including sleep and treatment ...Read more

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Hello, i have a 9 days new born and my preocupation is that she's not waking up to be fed. I wake her up every 4 hrs and it takes me 15min to do so.

Hello, i have a 9 days new born and my preocupation is that she's not waking up to be fed. I wake her up every 4 hrs and it takes me 15min to do so.

Let Baby Sleep: As new mothers, we all have the same fear. If she is a full term newborn with no medical problems, she will wake you at night when she is hungry. Let her sleep, it helps develop good nighttime sleeping patterns. You should wake her every 3-4 hours during the day to sleep. Happy Zzzzzzzz and Congratulations on your baby! :) ...Read more

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Work place are saying we have to do 2 night shifts every 3 weeks but i find that when sleeping in the day i have vivid dreams and constantly wake up?

Work place are saying we have to do 2 night shifts every 3 weeks but i find that when sleeping in the day i have vivid dreams and constantly wake up?

It is normal: When you try to sleep for 2 days after 14 nights of sleeping you will not get deep sleep and will have several wake periods and when you wake up in the middle of a dream state you will remember the dreams vividly. When you have a full regular sleep cycle at night you will not remember the dreams as much. The sleep is much more sound. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 7 week and 5 days old to sleep 5-6hours in total? She been like that in the past couple days she look tired. She will fall asleep in the boob but won't go to sleep like she normally do. Is she not eating enough to sleep? Help!!!

Is it normal for a 7 week and 5 days old to sleep 5-6hours in total? She been like that in the past couple days she look tired. She will fall asleep in the boob but won't go to sleep like she normally do. Is she not eating enough to sleep? Help!!!

See doc today!: Any marked change in activity in a young baby needs to be evaluated right away. Especially if the baby is less alert. Call the baby's doc now and have her seen today, too. If she is worse now, go to the ER. If you are taking any medications, prescription or over the counter, stop! ...Read more

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I have 3 wet dreams and one time I masturbated in a month. Is that normal becuz I used to masturbate 2-3 times in a week before with no wet dreams.

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Normal ...: What you saw and described about your wet dreams is within its norm for a man's life, which may widely vary among individuals and over lifetime under various circumstances of lifestyle. So, live on and don't worry about it as long as you could have succeeded in taking on personal and occupational chores & tasks and gained the comfort and control of life. ...Read more

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I am a terrible sleeper. Only getting 6 hours sleep a night at the most. Is this bad for me?

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I am a terrible sleeper.  Only getting 6 hours sleep a night at the most.  Is this bad for me?

Sleep: As long as you are not tiered next and are ablate function at your best it should be fine. Everyone is different . If feel tiered the you may have to look at common cause like sleep hygiene ( discuss it with your GP), weight. Even your work can impact your sleep if you are a shift worker. ...Read more

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What to do if every time I take a sleep aid with diphenhydramine in it, I have extremely vivid dreams?

What to do if every time I take a sleep aid with diphenhydramine in it, I have extremely vivid dreams?

See you doctor.: There are other sleep aids out there, that could help you without the dreams. Even better, there are healthy sleeping habits termed sleep hygiene, where by changing simple habits, you could improve your sleep/ rest experience. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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I never have sound sleep, is that a problem? I am always half awake in my all sleep and remember my every position change.

I never have sound sleep,  is that a problem?  I am always half awake in my all sleep and remember my every position change.

Sleep Apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea can be one of the reasons for pauses in breathing during sleep and feeling tired on waking up. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually associated with obesity and history of loud snoring. Consult a physician for a sleep study. It can be treated by using capp machine or surgery. ...Read more

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27/f i've had a nightmare every night this week what does this mean? I'm afraid to go to sleep as they are so horrible.

27/f i've had a nightmare every night this week what does this mean? I'm afraid to go to sleep as they are so horrible.

Nightmare: Confide in someone close to see if you can identify the origin of your dreams. If you are waking up troubled you are likely trying to work something out in your sleep that you are not dealing with during the day. If the nightmares persist consult a mental health professional who can help you uncover the origin of the dreams and help you deal effectively with is troubling you. Best. ...Read more

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