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Is Nap Time Beneficial To Kindergarten Children
Need a suggested time my son need to go to sleep. He wakes up at 630 am and will be starting kindergarten gets out at 2pm. They don't take naps?
Outgrowing naps: Some kindergartens phase out nap time. If your son has to be up at 6:30am, I would suggest a bedtime around 7:30-8pm. However, if your son is used to taking an afternoon nap, he may end up falling asleep in the car ride home from kindergarten. Depending how long he sleeps then, this may push his bedtime to a later hour. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
She is breaking out in hives & has fainted 26 times in 1week. 6 ER visits. 1 child @ home and 1 in kindergarten class has fainted. Any ideas?
Raped in kindergarten, made me bleed in both anus and vagina. Happened several times. Hurt to go to the bathroom. Why would it bleed? Is this bad?
I am so sorry.: What a sad thing to hear that you were sexually assaulted as a young child! I am not surprised that you had bleeding. Your tissues as a five-year-old were certainly not ready for any sort of penetration. Even consenting adults in loving relationships often use lubricants for greater comfort during sex. I am assuming things are back to normal, and i hope you have sought counseling to help you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it better to take lots of little naps or to try to stay up to get on new time zone when travelling far?
My friend has a terrible lifestyle: he goes to bed at 3am daily and uses FB until that time. He takes naps during the day. How can I help him? SoSorry
Helping a friend: A great place to start is to think about how your friend's behavior is impacting you? Are you worried, do you spend less time together, have you noticed his functioning decline. Ask him permission to share your observations and let him know in your own words you are looking out for him. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My son wakes up in middle of the night a few times a month for 2-3 hrs at time and is wide awake. Naps fine. Sleeps 10-12hrs night. Solutions? Reasons
What is considered the maximum amount of minutes for a nap to be beneficial to your health (life)?
It depends: It depends upon how much you are sleeping at night. Some people benefit from "power naps" for about 15-20 minutes, others need longer nap times. Prolonged naps may interfere with your night time sleep. Here are more tips on sleep and sleep hygiene http://www.Princeton.Edu/uhs/healthy-living/hot-topics/sleep-hygiene/. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is taking a nap guarantee wil bring benefit or it jus wasting of time coz i wake up guitily.If it brings benefit how should the quality of a nap be?
Away with guilt!: Many people find a power nap (eve if you don't completely fall asleep) of about 15 minutes helpful to re-charge them for the rest of the day. If you sleep for a long period of time you can wake up groggy. Normal guilt is when you go against your value system and are getting feedback. Neurotic guilt is excessive, and hopefully that's not your case. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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