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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Sleep Disturbances In Childhood

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How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc 
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Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...Read more

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What is the best sleep clinic in U.S. or world? Have primary sleep disorder. Never slept more than 2 hours in 6 sleep studies, some no sleep.

What is the best sleep clinic in U.S. or world?  Have primary sleep disorder. Never slept more than 2 hours in 6 sleep studies, some no sleep.

Sleep disorder: Sleep studies can help but consider looking at additional modalities such as a nutritionist (to check for food allergies) and clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training. See www.asch.net for licensed referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What medical remedies are safe for mood disorders in people with epilepsy?

What medical remedies are safe for mood disorders in people with epilepsy?

Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely. Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy. ...Read more

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Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc) during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc)  during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Speaking as a: psychologist, the liklihood of onset depression goes up during the teen years if there is trauma or loss during the critical window of age 2 to 4. This is because of a developmental stage--constancy--that is interrupted, and then re-visited during the teen years, when it is again interrupted through individuation. Physical illnesses can accompany this, but consult an MD for more specific info. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Most common: It is most common in rem sleep but it can also occur in non rem sleep. Particularly deeper or delta sleep. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Not confirmed: The association of enuresis with obstructive sleep apnea is not confirmed. Incidental cases are reported where an individual had both conditions. ...Read more

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What's good for treating sleep disorders where you sleep but in the wrong stage(s) of sleep?

What's good for treating sleep disorders where you sleep but in the wrong stage(s) of sleep?

Sleep specialist can: Help sort out your sleeping problems, usually after a sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea, or rls, or plmd, or some other cause for the disturbance in your sleep stages. Ask your pcp to recommend a sleep specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Why does diagnosis of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

Why does diagnosis  of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially  in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

It doesn't but: Since sleep apnea alone is associated with fatigue, one needs to make sure that this is treated adequately. However, having one condition does not preclude one from having another. ...Read more

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What are some examples of neurodevelopmental disease?Which ones may cause sleep disruption and frequent wakings for a child?

What are some examples of neurodevelopmental disease?Which ones may cause sleep disruption and frequent wakings for a child?

Sleep disorders: Sleep disorders occur in many genetic and biological conditions that lead to atypical development. Sleep studies with eeg's show if a child has sleep apnea, nocturnal seizures, lack of rem sleep, or other brain-based conditions. Night-waking can also be behavioral. Ask your pediatrician for help. ...Read more

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Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Possibly: There is a lot of research out there, pro and con, concerning REM sleep. I would even consider calling a local sleep specialist in your area. ...Read more

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How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

Sleep apnea: It's not very likely but certainly possible. Sometimes it happens not because of being overweight but rather because of the anatomy of your jaw and throat. ...Read more

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