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Should i be worried if my baby shakes his leg in his sleep?

Should i be worried if my baby shakes his leg in his sleep?

Shakes: You didn't mention his age. If no other symptoms except shaking of legs during sleep only, not to worry much. Anemia can be one of the causes. Make sure temp. In the room is not too high (in winter- keep 70 f day, 68 f night). Toddlers can have growing pain causing leg movements with sleep disturbance. Talk to his pediatrician during next visit, he might check hemoglobin after an exam. ...Read more

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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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When i just about to go sleep i have to shake my legs and head cause a pain comes in my left side?

When i just about to go sleep i have to shake my legs and head cause a pain comes in my left side?

Cluster headaches: Assuming your pain is in your head, you could be suffering from cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are severely painful headaches that usually occur in cycles, often at night. They are usually on one side of the head or eye and more common in men. Cycles of headaches may last weeks to months, with pain free periods lasting months to years. Does this sound like what you are experiencing? ...Read more

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In the past few days my 4 month old tends to shake her leg or her hand while sleeping...It will last a couple if seconds and stops, is it normal?

In the past few days my 4 month old tends to shake her leg or her hand while sleeping...It will last a couple if seconds and stops, is it normal?

Shaking: This phenomenon may be normal if it lasts for only a couple of seconds. On your next visit to the doctor you can discuss the problem with him. ...Read more

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Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if i try to fall asleep i wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if i try to fall asleep i wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Problems: Did you taper off your medications or stop them cold turkey? Don't know which psychiatric medications you were on. But stopping some can lead to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation syndrome. The electric shocks can also occur w coming off of some ssri's. Please discuss this w your treating psychiatrist. A slower taper is often helpful. In the meantime practice good sleep >>>. ...Read more

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While sleeping my arms shake & my legs jerk up towards my chest i then gasp & wake up cause? Lisinopril hctz-htn provera-pcos

While sleeping my arms shake & my legs jerk up towards my chest i then gasp & wake up cause? Lisinopril hctz-htn  provera-pcos

Hypnagogic Jerk: No, that's not an insult, but the name for the phenomenon of an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. Research suggests that 60 to 70% of people experience them. Some think it is when nerves 'misfire' during the body's transition from alertness to sleep. Others think it is the brain misinterpreting relaxing muscles as falling which causes the muscles to react. ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more