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Is It Normal For My Baby To Sleep Without Closing Her Eyes
Yes.: This is a normal phenomenon. The most common condition that can somewhat mimic this partial eye opening in sleep is bell's palsy. Unlike the normal incomplete eye closure above, in bell's there is true weakness typically of the eye closing muscles on one side with frequent involvement of other facial muscles on that affected side. Commonly there is sound sensitivity and some change in taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: This does not happen frequently, but can happen and is not abnormal. She should be able to close her eyes at other times. All the best. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some patient have what is called nocturnal exposure which means their eyes stay a little open when sleeping. Now if the cornea becomes dry and diseased then we call it nocturnal exposure keratitis and it may be relieved by just putting an ophthalmic gel inside the eye before sleeping. ...Read more
Am I tired or is it something else? I have been getting sleep, not sure if it's good sleep or just closing my eyes. I'm waking up still tired
Dryness or exposure: You may be sleeping with your eyes not completely closed - not something that you would be able to tell yourself. Try using an artificial tear gel when you go to sleep or take a nap. When you get up, if the eyes feel a little "gluey" use some hot compresses for a minute or so to get rid of the excess gel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't sleep during the day but I have to take power naps. Just lying down with eyes closed could it be alternative to power nap?
Eyes closed: It may not give you the effects of the power nap as you are not actually asleep. ...Read more
For the last 2 years my eyes have felt heavy and tired. No matter how much I sleep, they just never feel normal. People tell me I look tired?
See doctor: It is hard to tell whether the problem is from a muscle , metabolic ,or an eye one. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more
My 6 mth old has been crying with eyes closed in his sleep at night, he will struggle, not consolable, but he is happy in daytime. How to help to stop?
Night terrors: The episodes at night sound like sleep terrors which are common in children. He is asleep when this is happening so there is nothing to worry about as long as he is otherwise doing well. Rarely abnormal behaviors at night can be a manifestation of seizures. If these episodes are at predictable times of the night you can sometimes prevent them by waking the child just before they usually happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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