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Little sleep the past 2 nites. Need a power nap. How long is optimal?

Little sleep the past 2 nites. Need a power nap. How long is optimal?

Short: About 15-20 minutes is considered a power nap and should not interfere with a good nights rest. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is it normal for a 5month old to sleep like 10 20 minutes like 5 times a day n go bed at 7 at nit n sleep till 7mornin?

Is it normal for a 5month old to sleep like 10 20 minutes like 5 times a day n go bed at 7 at nit n sleep till 7mornin?

Certainly!: Each baby varies widely as to individual sleep needs. An important part of your answer however rests with these follow-up questions: does your baby behave normally when she is awake? Is she gaining weight appropriately--following the normal growth chart percentile? Does she have normal bowel & urine output? Does she have normal muscle tone, especially good head control? If so, enjoy naps with her! ...Read more

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Lice shampoo was used and no lice or nits seen, still feel smthg moving in head but can't see anything, plus wife getting bites on body while sleeping

Lice shampoo was used and no lice or nits seen, still feel smthg moving in head but can't see anything, plus wife getting bites on body while sleeping

Reinfestation?: If your head lice has infested your wife , you will need to get the whole household including yourself treated at the same time otherwise the cycle will never end. Having said that, the residual itching may last some days after the lice have been eradicated. ...Read more

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Can i give my 3 year old dayquil? He has a headcold coughing sneezing runny nose headache and hes nit sleeping i have dayquil can i give him half a es

Can i give my 3 year old dayquil? He has a headcold coughing sneezing runny nose headache and hes nit sleeping i have dayquil can i give him half a es

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots ofh liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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How long should my two year old sleep at night, and should he still be napping as well?

How long should my two year old sleep at night, and should he still be napping as well?

ZZZZZ.....: Your 2 year old son should sleep approximately 10-12 hours at night with a 2 hour nap during the early afternoon. Usually a good time to take a nap would be after he eats lunch. If he naps too late in the day it may interfere with falling asleep at night. ...Read more

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Insomnia I have had insomnia for 11 years now, my problem is staying sleep. I have no problem falling asleep within a few minutes, but i only get 3 to 4 hrs a night for the past 11 years, don't ask me how I have survived for so long on so little sleep, bu

Insomnia I have had insomnia for 11 years now, my problem is staying sleep. I have no problem falling asleep within a few minutes, but i only get 3 to 4 hrs a night for the past 11 years, don't ask me how I have survived for so long on so little sleep, bu

Another possibility: Along with excellent suggestions for sleep hygiene, sleep studies, and checking for cortisol disruption and other aberrations, you might want to work with an integrative physician who knows how to use adaptogen herbs. I'm guessing you've already seen psychiatrists about possible depression (another cause for early awakening)? Adaptogens can boost resilience to chronic stress & normalize sleep. ...Read more

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I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

Possibly sleep apnea: Sounds like you're not getting a good night's sleep. Have there been events in your life that have disturbed your normal routine: stress, death, illness, etc? One other possibility is that you may be suffering from sleep apnea where for some reason your airflow is being cut off & you're waking up periodically throughout the night, which would interfere with getting a good night's rest. Check w/ md. ...Read more

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I am in my late 30s and get very little sleep i wake up daily at 3am and usually need a nap in the day is this ok?

I am in my late 30s and get very little sleep i wake up daily at 3am and usually need a nap in the day is this ok?

Get 6-9 hours.: Waking up at 3am, if you need to for some reason, is fine as long as you're getting a total of 6-9 hours of sleep nightly, not counting the nap (which you should try to avoid if possible). Less than 6 hours of sleep nightly can be detrimental to your health and mental acuity. ...Read more

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My two year old wont sleep she wont nap and wont even go to bed at night until at least 12. Wakes up at all hours what do I do?

My two year old wont sleep she wont nap and wont even go to bed at night until at least 12. Wakes up at all hours what do I do?

Sleep hygiene : I would encourage you to put he baby on a schedule for sleep.Ake day te fun, exciting and full of activities. Nigh is dark, quiet and boring. Make sure you put him to bed in his bed, in his own space, not in your room at the same time every night. Get him up at the same time in the morning. Do not let him nap late in the day and fill his days with activity. Follow the sleep hygiene answers. ...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