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Restless Sleeping Toddler
If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more
Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more
Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is otherwise good, fragmentation for any cause (pain, caffeine/medications, light, change of pattern) will go on to cause more nightmares/restlessness. Hydrate and practice good sleep hygiene (www.sleepfoundation.org). Seek help if persistent. ...Read more
5yr old girl complains she can get any sleep. She is tired at night but has trouble falling asleep. Also has trouble staying asleep sometimes.
9m old baby boy.has very disturbed sleep at night.rarely gasps in sleep.wife thinks he is crying in sleep.what could be reasons for gasping?
Needs further eval: Any infant with those concerns requires an in-person consults including a thorough physical exam. "Gasping" may invoke a range of problems non of which should be ignored. The more common possibilities include silent episodes of reflux, nasal congestion/obstruction, enlarged adenoids e.g obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and more serious concerns that involve the sleep centers of the brain ...Read more
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
No guarantee: I'm afraid ther is no guarantee. Some of the over the counter things taken can actually make some people's sleep issues worse (like in the case of RLS and antihistamines (benadryl). Just be careful on using something to help with sleep even if "natural." find out what is causing you to have trouble falling asleep if you can. ...Read more
My son is 6 he suffers from fatigue, pain, Myoclonic jerks, sleep fragmentation, clumsiness, weakness, geographic tongue, grinding teeth sleeping etc?
Pediatric Neurologis: If possible I would recommend that you see a Pediatric Neurologist that can fully evaluate your son and develop a treatment plan. If this is not possible outside of the States, it may be appropriate for you to come to a Childrens medical center here for a thorough evalution. A diagnosis is a first step, a comprehensive care plan would be the ultimatley goal however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
HUNGRY: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
31yr male -sleep internal tremors, sleep apnea.wake up gasping for air, GERD for 1yr, high bp, sinusitis,awake muscle fatigue. What's causing tremors?
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