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Sleep Help For Children
Yes! Talk w/ your Dr: Absolutely! first it's best to discuss your concerns with your doctor. Consider having your child be referred for psychoeducational testing so it is clear what his /her needs are and how best to address them. If your child does have adhd, a trial of medication as well as behavior management strategies may be best to start with. Work with your doctor to determine the best resources for your child~. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bi-polar: If you have concerns of your child being bipolar you need to find a good pediatric psychiatrist. A good pediatric psychologist can help but when medicine is needed you will need a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Primary treatment of insomnia is good sleep hygiene. Get comfortable bed in quiet location without interference or distractions. Go to bed only when tired. Use bed only for sleeping and sex - not reading or watching tv. Exercise regularly - esp. Am. Limit exciting activities, stimulants and eating just before bed time. After ensuring these are done then melatonin is reasonable. ...Read more
Sleep deprivation: Everyone has a natural drive to sleep a certain amount at night. We tend to feel tired if we do not get this. What is your amount? Do you fall asleep during the day? I suggest you try to sleep 8 hours in a row at night for several days to evaluate this. Why are you not sleeping? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want. The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if they aren't fully committed. If an ak has a musical or artistic ability, & they want to pursue it, then learning art, music, singing or an instrument can be an area where they develop "expertise, " & therefore increase their expectation of success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alighnment: "one of the main reasons we use pillows has to do with the complicated relationship between our heads, necks, and spines. When a person is walking upright during the day, the head and neck are held in vertical alignment over the spine by a complex arrangement of muscles and tendons. During sleep, however, many of these muscles relax, causing the head to fall backwards or forwards." wisegeek.Com. ...Read more
Looking for a sleep specialist for insomnia, not apnea in boston ma area. Dx'd w/delayed sleep phase, but now unable to get to sleep or stay asleep.
Teething in Babies: Teething in infants or toddlers can be painful enough to prevent sleep.Parents should check the area for pus or bleeding. If so seek a consultation with a pediatricdds or a pediatrician . If not infected, a topical over the counter oralgel type medicine is readily available to numb the gum. A chilled teething ring works.Warm slightly before using. Kids tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. No ice which can cause choking. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Not uncommon: Almost half the population will suffer an occasional night of bad sleep or insomnia. Avoiding alcohol or stimulants is important. Some people can safely use chamomille tea or otc products with antihistimines on an occasional basis - but this should be discussed with your physician. General sleep hygiene tips: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/sleephygienehandout.Asp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything that can help me sleep? I've tried every piece of advice for establishing good sleep hygiene. I've tried valarien root, melatonin, and OTC sleep aids. Those seem to wind me up. I stay wide awake for 48 hours then i sleep for 6 hours but
Get : Get yourself an appointment with a sleep medicine specialist in your area. It may take some work/time, but there is help available and you can lead a normal life with proper management. Yes, chances are that you may have to manage this condition from now on. It may be best to look at the management of insomnia as a hobby rather than a project, much like the management of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?
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Not really.: Reason is that Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication and not a sleep medication. It is probably safe for nightly use, but my concern is, "what are you treating?" i would stop using it and make sure that his sleeplessness is not from an area of chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Associations: Then your brain only associates your bed with sleep when it sees the bed or you are on the bed. (adults often use the bed for sex as well as sleep). If you associate the bed with tv, chatting on the fun, etc - you brain will be stimulated (you want brain waves to slow down to sleep). ...Read more
Two different issues: Have your child undergo a comprehensive, individual psychological evaluation - it will give insight to both dilemmas. Pending the outcome of that evaluation, you may want to engage a child psychologist for therapy and a reading specialist to improve the reading deficits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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