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Why does my head sweat when i sleep?

Why does my head sweat when i sleep?

Normal: A lot of people do. Some more than others. It's quite normal. It's your body's way of keeping you from getting too hot. But if it bothers you, try using thinner covers and keep your body temperature a little cooler at night. Most people sleep better when they are cooler anyway. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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When i'm laying down with my arms to my side why do my arms fall asleep?

When i'm laying down with my arms to my side why do my arms fall asleep?

Arm Asleep?: Most of the time this is caused by simple pressure on the nerve that innervates the arm. Pressure on the nerve will reduce or stop the blood flow to the nerve, and the numbness, tingling and pain ensues. It will likely wake you us, you will roll off the arm, blood will be supplied to the nerve, and within a few minutes, the nerve will be functioning normally. ...Read more

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Possible reasons why i sweat a lot when i sleep? It feels like i'm swimming in sweat when i wake up. Usually sleep on my back. Room temperature normal

Possible reasons why i sweat a lot when i sleep? It feels like i'm swimming in sweat when i wake up. Usually sleep on my back. Room temperature normal

Need more info: Could be a lot of things. Are you on any meds that could be causing this? Do you have low testosterone? Are you ill? How long has this been a problem? You should really discuss this with your doctor. I think you'll find they are interested in the same kind of information. ...Read more

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My newborn's hands and legs twitch when she's sleeping. Is this normal?

My newborn's hands and legs twitch when she's sleeping. Is this normal?

Yes: Babies have up to 50% rem and lack atonia unlike children and adults so it is normal to see tonic rem twitches in body and face. ...Read more

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My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

Pretty common: Some babies sweat a lot on their heads and usually doesn't indicate any problem. Are there any other symptoms? Is the child eating well, growing normally, meeting developmental milestones? Ask your pediatrician to check the child and make sure no testing needs to be done, but again, it is usually not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My head sweat a lot when am driving?

My head sweat a lot when am driving?

HYPERHIDROSIS : HYPERHIDROSIS OR EXCESSIVE sweating demands a through evaluation. A full exam and labs especially TFTS and HA1C to evaluate for diabetes. If the workup is normal, there is a topical therapy called DRYSOL. Also Botox injections are very helpful and if that fails there are surgical options as well. ...Read more

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While Sleeping my Father Shivers frequently?

While Sleeping my  Father Shivers frequently?

Possibly normal: This might be normal for him. However if he looks sick, is losing weight, has fevers, has a bad cough or other signs of poor health, take him to see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...Read more

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My 6yrs old son always complain that his head hurt when i wash his head in the shower, when i apply head cream or when i brush his hair.

My 6yrs old son always complain that his head hurt when i wash his head in the shower, when i apply head cream or when i brush his hair.

Sensitive: Some young children have sensory issues. That's why certain clothes, collars, socks, may bother them. If you use very gentle shampoo and massage his head very slowly and gently he may feel less uncomfortable. Usually kids will out grow these issues with time and some care. ...Read more

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Why do my arms fall asleep when sleeping on the recliner and my arms are just at my sides ?

Why do my arms fall asleep when sleeping on the recliner and my arms are just at my sides ?

Arm numbness: The feeling of falling asleep is like numbness. Sometimes this happens during sleep because there are no position changes. Movements of the arms tend to alleviate numbness sometimes. This is especially true in carpal tunnel syndrome. Although I cannot make a diagnosis based on the information I have so far, perhaps a doctor visit, more information, or nerve conduction testing would help. ...Read more

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Why does my hands arms and legs fall asleep when sitting too long an I'm always cold?

Why does my hands arms and legs fall asleep when sitting too long an I'm always cold?

Couple of Things: It is unlikely at your age that you would have neurological or vascular issues causing your symptoms. My first thought would be to check a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level, alongside an anemia panel and suggest that you ensure adequate hydration in the meantime. A primary care physician can obtain the above tests and discuss the results and further thoughts with you. ...Read more

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Why does my 7 wk old violently rub his head against my shoulder and fuss/cry during feedings?

Why does my 7 wk old violently rub his head against my shoulder  and fuss/cry during feedings?

Sandifer's: Sandifer's syndrome is a reaction to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and the gastrointestinal symptoms -- a burning sensation from the reflux of acidic contents of the stomach -- associated with neurological symptoms such as head positioning, arching, etc. It occurs in less than 1% of children with reflux. ...Read more

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My arms fall asleep all the way down into my chest when i sleep?

My arms fall asleep all the way down into my chest when i sleep?

Circulation: This sounds like a problem with your circulation. Sometimes this can be purely related to being in the wrong position, sometimes this could represent a serious problem. You should get check by your doc. ...Read more

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My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

Normal reflex: The startle or Moro reflex is active in infants for up to 4 months asleep and 3 months awake. If you can limit the environmental sounds or movements nearby, she should not do this as much. ...Read more

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When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels  kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

Feeling weird: Re view of your medicines shows that Ventolin and ad air MAY be contributing towards these symptoms specially if you are taking those just before going to bed . However see your doctor and get a complete physical and blood work done to rule out any serious issues. ...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