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How old is kid: The appetite parameters and sleep habits of kids vary with age and stage of growth. The rapid growth rate of the first yr slows to 1/3 as fast by 2 , picking up again by puberty. Appetite reflects growth rate & state of health. Sleep habits follow a variety of influences, mostly anxiety-separation issues in toddlers.Clearly stating a kids age/stage will permit for focused answers. ...Read more
17mo old girl, 19 lbs, wakes up middle of night asking for food each hour. I feed her and she eats a little and then sleeps. Ok or a bad habit?
Palpitations: See your doctor! if you are having episodes of heart racing, and you are 55 yrs old with sleep apnea you may have cardiac arrhythmias. There is a higher incidence of arrhythmias in people with sleep apnea, and it could be serious if untreated. You should have your blood checked for your electrolytes and thyroid function, and tests of your heart including an ecg, echocardiogram, and holter monitor. ...Read more
I wake up middle of night and can't fall back asleep. Even though on meds. What should I do to sleep all night? I'm so tired.
Insomnia: Medications usually are not a good long term solution for not being able to sleep at night. I always advise my patients to start with proper sleep hygiene - exercise, eat right, don`t take naps and avoid caffeine later in the day. Depression is a common reason for being unable to sleep - a final option is to see a physician specializing in sleep. ...Read more
How come when i take a nap in middle of day i wake up with very bad headache. i am usually very tired before i take a nap. ?
Few months feeling sick if i get hungry. Hunger pangs. Must eat before bed/wake up middle of night if hungry. Currently on Parbezol 20mg for reflux.
This past days. I wake up middle of night feeling different parts.of my body numb I have to get up and walk it of.i drink lots of water and exercise?
Exercise: do i hr walks daily. u don't have to walk at night. u don't seem to have any medical problem. ...Read more
Occasionally I'll wake up middle of the night feeling very agitated and cranky. Makes it terribly difficult to go back to sleep. Why the fussy waking?
Unresolved issues: A physical exam may rule out illness and leave you w/ the task of becoming aware of issues demending your attention. A talk therapist you trust and can work well w/ might help to sort out choices you need to make. Once you know the questions, you can work on finding the answers. Awareness, courage, patience and effort will pay off in planning for your path. Good health will help. Have hope! ...Read more
I wake up middle of night with left arm and shoulder blade pain then I have a left chest more in the middle start hurt. Is that something dangerous?
See a doctor: What you describe could be cardiac pain (angina) or could be from other causes. If cardiac, you are describing a condition that may be unstable angina and that can be dangerous. You should see someone soon and possibly depending on your risk factors have a and evaluation and stress test. Do not wait.. ...Read more
C T S: Most likely you have carpel tunnel syndrome please check it out. ...Read more
Sometimes I wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. What could this be from?
Do not experience this during day. Wake up middle of night with acid in throat feeling. Started after taking lexapro. Stopped med feeling still there.
Reflux: The symptoms you describe are consistant with reflux, or stomach acid leaking up into esophagus. Upper GI imaging can be helpful, until you see your doctor elevating the head of your bed, bedtime antacids such as Gaviscon, and otc meds such as Nexium may help. Stopping smoking and weight loss can also help. ...Read more
Dizzy, hard to focus @ times in public, wake up middle of pm in a panic, tingling. Docs can't find real physical problem. Any idea of what's going on?
Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why would i wake up middle of the night for no reason and feel like there was cotton in my throat and on the back of my tongue.
Guessing----: --but probably have been sleeping with your mouth open (?Snorer? / ?Allergy issues? / nasal congestion?), and dried out your tongue and back of throat. If drink of water makes feeling disappear, even more likely. Could consider making sure can breathe through nose at bed time, and/or vaporizer by bedside. ...Read more
2 months wake up middle of night unable to breathe, pain tween shoulder blades Dr says copd but says lung x-rays are clear inhalers have not worked?
Let me explain: Stop sleepwalkers and get them back to bed. How? Gently turn them around and make sure they return to the bedroom safely. If they resist, stay with them and help them avoid perilous objects and situations. If you must awaken them, do so with loud noises rather than by shaking or touching them roughly. ...Read more
Avoid wake him/her :
You can most of the time recognize the rem sleep, with fast eyes movements , at this stage it will be easier to wake up the patient without chance of sleepwalk episode, despite of the patient most likely will remember the dreams.
Or simply download smart alarm in i-phone and will do the job. It is free app. ...Read more
Adequate sleep: This depends upon the time you fall asleep and the quality of your sleep. It's recommended that you get about 7 or 8 hours sleep each night and if you sleep a lot longer than that, perhaps you should set the alarm to awaken you. If you sleep much less than that and have daytime drowsiness, you have to improve your bedtime routine(avoid caffeine, nicotine, night time alcohol,heavy meals late, etc). ...Read more
Light-headed?: Unbalanced? If a person feels light-headed after getting up, he may be getting up faster than his blood can flow to his head. This happens more often if he has been in bed too often the past week, if he has a new fever or cold, if he hasn't been drinking enough liquids (or is on a salt-free diet or on diuretic "water" pills), etc... His dr. Can evaluate and check for low blood pressure. ...Read more
Possible reasons.: I do not know? Do you get 8 solid hours of quality sleep per night? If you are sleep deprived that could make waking up in am difficult. Do you have a sleep condition (i.e., like sleep apnea) that prevents you from getting good quality sleep. Do you wake in the middle of the night? Are there yes's to any of these questions? ...Read more
Neck hurts: hello ~ neck pain when you awaken is undoubtedly due to some underlying cervical spine problem and then lying in an awkward position. Explore healthier pillows and try them out at B B &B Have a baseline xray of cervical spine and change pillow to a perceived more comfortable position and check back with xray resultas ...Read more
Rule out sleep apnea: An important sleep disorder that involves waking up, gasping for air, and often also involves snoring is called obstructive sleep apnea. There is a temporary closing off of the airway during sleep that causes periods of no breathing and therefore involuntary waking. There are other conditions that can involve gasping, including waking from nightmares, night terrors, anxiety attacks, and others. ...Read more
Poor sleep - due to interruptions.
Inadequate sleep - often true at age 19.
Medications (stimulants) or alcohol - again age 19.
Possible that you have a primary sleep disorder or obstructive sleep apnea.
Depression / anxiety.
If your tiredness wears off during the day you do not likely have a more global cause. ...Read more
Night sweats: Because you are developing fevers late in the evening and sweating is one of the body's ways of lowering the body temperature. You need to see a doctor and find out why this is occurring. Tuberculosis is the classic cause of night sweats, but there are numerous other possibilities. Make a list of all your symptoms and their associations and take it with you to an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more
Normal Mechanism: Morning erection is just one of several erections a male can have during rem sleep. On average, a male can have 4-5 erections per night with each episode lasting around 20-30 minutes. This type of erection is referred as spontaneous erection. The erection process also occurs to supply oxygenated blood to the penis during the night. During the day, erections are man controlled. ...Read more