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Is It Normal For Babies To Twitch In Their Sleep
Yes: Babies will twitch while in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. Babies may also flutter their eyes beneath their eyelids or seem to startle during sleep. Twitching of the face or jerking of the arms and legs during sleep is something the baby will grow out of. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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