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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?

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 more

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Is it normal for young children to stop needing naps?

Is it normal for young children to stop needing naps?

Varies: The need for naps varies considerably across children, along with the overall trend of decreasing need over time. Total sleep over the day is the key. Trouble is those who fight taking naps divide broadly into those who really need one and those who don't. In general, toddlers benefit from an afternoon nap; if it's a struggle, look at ways of making it more routine and less of a battle. ...Read more

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Why do children need naps more than adults and elderly or misconception ?

Why do children need naps more than adults and elderly or misconception ?

Brains: are developing and using a lot of energy to do so. The processes involved in development of the central nervous system, for example, require a good deal of energy . Sleep helps the child to organize the experiences of the day into meaningful changes in the brain structure. In contrast to popular belief, this type of process can also occur in adults and the elderly and we would all benefit from a daily nap. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to give to young children to help fall asleep? As well as other calming herbs like those found in teas?

Is melatonin safe to give to young children to help fall asleep? As well as other calming herbs like those found in teas?

No proven safety: Melatonin, hormone produced by pineal gland, appears to be linked to the body's sleep/wake cycle.Release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light. Not enough studies have been performed on children about side effects of melatonin.. It also plays role in the way person's body matures sexually. Common side effects are daytime sleepiness, dizziness and headaches. ...Read more

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It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

See psychiatrist: Since your physical examination and EKG, ECHO ARE NORMAL,,but you have been going through a lot of stress -thus having psychosomatic symptoms . A psychiatric consultation may help you to solve your problem , and you will feel much relieved ...Read more

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I am tired all the time no matter how much sleep I get what could be they cause, I have 3 young children and need some energy for them ?

I am tired all the time no matter how much sleep I get what could be they cause, I have 3 young children and need some energy for them ?

Call For Help: Clearly raising three young children would leave one exhausted at the end of the day. So exhausted that no amount of sleep would be enough to recharge your batteries for the next day. Parenting is at the minimum a two person endeavor. Ask your spouse for help. Ask other family members or friends for help. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well. Your children need you strong and happy. ...Read more

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Sleep vomiting and choking, is it serious? Ithas happened about 12 times in the past three years. It started after I had my children.

Sleep vomiting and choking, is it serious? Ithas happened about 12 times in the past three years. It started after I had my children.

GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or see a GI specialist to r/o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) p.S. How's your weight, post pregnancy? ...Read more

Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more