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Is It Normal For Babies To Twitch In Their Sleep
When my baby gets tired she twitches her head to the left. Sometimes she seems like it bothers her. Is this normal? She also twitches in her sleep.
Not normal: Need to address this issue with your pediatrician and if possible go for neurologist referral. ...Read more
Dreams: She is likely just dreaming, causing her to twitch which is the most common cause of twitching like this. I know you're probably worried if she's having seizures or something more serious like that. There's an entity called Infantile Spasms but she doesn't quite fit the criteria for that either. If she starts truly flexing her upper body, at the next or waist, take her to her pediatriian ...Read more
Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repeated movements of the legs is periodic leg movements of sleep, a variation of restless legs syndrome. This can make the legs and feet twitch hundreds of times in the night; it can be easily treated by prescription medication. ...Read more
Sleep twitching: Twitching, or myoclonus, can happen to many people during sleep -- it's not necessarily a feature of pms. Usually the twitches are most intense just as you're dropping off to sleep, but they can occur at other times also. Some drugs can make it worse; if really bothersome it can be a subtle sign of certain neurological problems. If concerned, see your physician and maybe also get a sleep study. ...Read more
I have 8 month old baby boy and I recognize this week when he sleep his fingers and toes twitching. I am so worried may be this is a problem?
Not unusual: Babies have a lot of dream sleep (REM sleep) and may move in many ways during sleep. I would be concerned if he's having rhythmic movement while awake that doesn't respond when you hold his arm or leg. That can be a sign of a seizure problem and should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more
My 6 y old had some very mild twitching last night while sleeping. It was typically just a finger at a time, and just once at a time, but occurring several times over an hour or so. Normal activity?
Normal: Probably normal if the kiddo is otherwise healthy. You probably do the same thing as do most of us. ...Read more
7 weeks old was sleeping on my chest and I felt her leg twitching/jerking for about 5-10 seconds. Only noted one episode. Is this normal?
Yes: It is only an issue if it occurs repeatedly ...Read more
Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!
ENT Evaluation And:
I will suggest you consult a ENT Specialist to get your Sinus issues treated appropriately since you have severe facial pains
It may be from the sinusitis or there is possibility of Trgeminal Nuralgia depending on what part of face is painful.
Can only be diagnosed after taking detailed History and Physical Exam and if indicated imaging and other teasts ...Read more
What are the likely causes of dizzy, muscle twitching lack of sleep and lack of concentration - allot of stress at work but that normally dosnt bother?
What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it
Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature. To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesn't stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more
I've had alot of sleep paralysis. But lately everytime I have sleep paralysis my head twitch violently & it hurts my neck. Is it normal?
No it is not normal: Sleep, paralysis is one of the parasomnias, like sleep walking. See a sleep specialist, as this can be helped with medications. ...Read more
Probably: It could be convulsions. You will have to consult. A paediatrician. ...Read more
Is it normal for your toes to move while you sleep? Small muscle twitches or upward flexing motion. Could this interfere with sleep? I wake up tired.
Restless leg: Sometimes there can be a medical problem with small twitching or fasiculations of the toes at night due to cramping of the muscles due to lack of Magnesium or dehydration. Try to drink more water with minerals during the day and add more magnesium to your diet. A night splint should be worn to help with the spasms. See your Podiatrist and health care specialists. ...Read more
They can be: Movements around sleep onset are quite common and may be simple as leg twitch or body jerk and a feeling of falling. They can also be a sign of restless legs or periodic limb movements during wake. Most sleep specialists are not concerned unless it is affecting getting to sleep, affecting your sleep quality or are disruptive to a bed partner. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain in the calf for 2 days after you have a cramp (got the cramp at night while asleep) It's also twitching occasionally.?
7 yr old with a choroidal fissure will fall asleep and then eyes wil open muscle spasm in face and twitching limbs is that normal.
If a cyst increases: In size to the point that it compresses brain tissue adjacent to it, it may cause symptoms, sometimes seizures, the type of which depends on its location. Congenital choroidal fissure cysts are benign, cerebro-spinal fluid-filled cysts that rarely cause smptoms or require surgical treatment. However, if these symptoms are new, see her neurologist to determine their significance. ...Read more