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Night Terrors Vs Nocturnal Seizures
4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?
Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can thalassemia cause sleep apnea? I awake 6-7 times a night frequently, no night mares or toileting.
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Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Sleep is very complex. We go into a state of paralysis normally during rem sleep. Often we have muscle jerks and spasms during sleep, or even talk and walk about in our sleep. Seizures can be activated by sleep. A good quality sleep eeg may be of value. Special sleep studies can be performed to better characterize your sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having problems with parasomnias. mainly confusional arousal, sleep paralysis and nocturnal panic attackss. What treatment would help me?
Get checked.: First get a thorough physical and appropriate testing to make sure there is no physical cause that could be disturbing your sleep. Avoid alcohol, recreational drugs and all new over the counter meds and supplements you may have started before this began, as well as caffeine, until this you have been seen. After the exam by your doctor, if no cause is found, you may be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more
Initial Stages: Typically, night terrors are associated with the earlier phases if sleep and commonly occur before midnight. That is in contrast to night mares, which are associated with later stages of sleep and with rem sleep. Night mares more commonly occur after midnight, although there are exceptions. While an unpleasant nuisance, both night terrors and night mares are normal. Most kids "grow out of" them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Build up of semen: Most commonly because male has not ejaculated, during sex or by masturbation, to prevent build up of semen. Can also be caused by erections occurring during sleep Added to further penile stimulation by tossing or turning in bed or unconsciously rubbing penis whilst asleep. Irritation from mild urethritis is an other, although uncommon, cause ...Read more
Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more
Are vivid dreams any indication of sleep quality? Deep sleep? Been having vivid dreams nighty for weeks.
Does sleep apnea cause nocturnal enuresis , memory impairment or concentration defects ? Although i don't snore ? Do I have sleep apnea?
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
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