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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Twitches During Sleep

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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


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What is the definition or description of: twitches during sleep?

What is the definition or description of: twitches during sleep?

Sleep Twitches: Possible diagnoses include: 1. Restless legs syndrome: leg discomfort brought on by rest and temporarily relieved by movement. 2. Periodic limb movement disorder: repetitive jerking of legs during sleep. 3. Hypnic jerk (normal): muscle twitch occurring at sleep onset - sometimes associated with sensation of falling. Consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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Are twitches during sleep related to dreams?

Are twitches during sleep related to dreams?

Twitches: Twitched can occur in stage of sleep called rapid eye movement stage, and can occur during dreaming while in that stage. ...Read more

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My friend snores and twitches during sleep. Should I tell his gp?

My friend snores and twitches during sleep. Should I tell his gp?

Make a recording: And bring it to his doctor, especially if he is overweight and the snoring is interrupted by gaps of silence. ...Read more

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My friend snores and twitches during sleep. Apnea?

My friend snores and twitches during sleep. Apnea?

Yes, sleep apnea: Have your friend check the epworth sleepiness scale http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/epworth.Html sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxygen level, respiratory effort and nasal airflow. If airflow is decreased or is blocked by throat closure more than 5 times/hour, he has sleep apnea and can be treated with CPAP -continuous + airway pressure. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

During sleep: See a physician about the twitching and a dentist to see if there are any dental findings that would contribute to this occurrence. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

How can I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

Nightguard: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for a night guard/need of orthodontic referral. Let us know what they say. ...Read more

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I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?

I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?

Strange: See your doctor! full family and personal history. Medications, other drugs? Worrisome and needs full evaluation and some testing, i think. ...Read more

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