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How much sleep do children under 8 need?

How much sleep do children under 8 need?

10 hrs per night: At this age your child should be getting at least 10 hrs per night if not more. ...Read more

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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Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Yes: Yes it rises for both, a little more for women and children than adult men. This is part of the natural cricadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Sleep in children (Tip)

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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Does ethosuximide affect sleep in children?

Does ethosuximide affect sleep in children?

It can: The website noted below lists the following including difficulty with sleeplessness. Psychiatric side effects have included sleep disturbances, night terrors, inability to concentrate, and aggressiveness. Paranoid psychosis, increased libido, and increased state of depression with overt suicidal intentions have been reported rarely.
www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ethosuximide-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Sleep in children (Tip)

Poor sleeping is associated with increased risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes. ...See more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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What are signs of sleep apnea in children?

What are signs of sleep apnea in children?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea in children is a pause in breathing while asleep. Many children who have sleep apnea will snore too. Babies with sleep apnea don't usually snore but may have other developmental problems or may have an illness (like whooping cough or respiratory syncytial virus -rsv) that causes them to become stop breathing. A pause of 20seconds or more is too much - talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know how to get sleeping pills for children?

Do you know how to get sleeping pills for children?

I never recommend it: Kids are often groggy after a dose of benedryl, which is the main component of otc sleep aids. Beyond that, I do not recommend or ever prescribe sleeping pills for kids. If they have a sleeping disorder, they should be properly evaluated and the origin of their problems solved. ...Read more

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Sleep in children (Tip)

Read book or watch tv in another room, and when start to fall asleep, go to bedroom. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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What are the different kinds of sleep apnea in children?

What are the different kinds of sleep apnea in children?

In most cases: Is obstructive apnea due to huge tonsil and adenoid. In some cases there is possibility of central sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Do they do sleep studies for children? I had issues, and now my children have sleep issues as well. Melatonin isn't helping much. It takes up to 5hrs.

Do they do sleep studies for children? I had issues, and now my children have sleep issues as well. Melatonin isn't helping much. It takes up to 5hrs.

Sleep studies: Sleep studies are done mainly in children to R/O obstructive sleep apnea due to hypertrophy of tonsils & adenoids espcially if associated with loud snoring. It is done either in a hospital or private sleep center. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gabriela Cora Dr. Cora
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Sleep in children (Tip)

Sleep biology: if you need little sleep as a child you may need little sleep as an adult. ...See more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
Monthly
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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...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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Sleep in children (Tip)

Sleep apnea is not a disease of obese people. 30% of people with sleep apnea are non-obese. ...See more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
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Measure your child's blood sugar daily
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Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
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Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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What causes obstructive sleep apnea in children who already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

Sleep apnea: Is your child in the normal weight catagory- if they are heavier or their body anatomy like a narrow palate or thick neck could cause a smaller airway that may be a factor. They may need orthodontia to help open the air way. ...Read more

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What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

Other causes: An enlarged tongue, a retruded lower jaw, excess tissue in the soft palate, a deviated septum, enlarged nose turbinates or nasal polyps can all contribute to obstructive sleep apnes. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sleep in children (Tip)

Have a consistent sleep time. Avoid reading in bed. Avoid caffeine after 1 PM. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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How to rectify the sleep disorder for the children?

How to rectify the sleep disorder for the children?

Is it breathing?: If the sleep disorder you are asking about is obstructive sleep apnea, you can use a nose mask called a cpap; often children respond well to having oversized tonsils and adenoids removed. Other sleep disorders require different treatments. There are 85 kinds of sleep disorders, not all affecting children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about central sleep apnea disorder in children?

Can you tell me about central sleep apnea disorder in children?

Airway obstruction: Nearly 100% of children with sleep apnea have 1) huge tonsils and adenoids or 2) poorly developed sinuses with mouth breathing or 3) children that snore. Have sleep apnea identified and treated! ...Read more

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Sleep in children (Tip)

Drinking alcohol causes more frequent awakenings at night and less restful sleep. ...See more

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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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Be supportive, but not intrusive
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Allow them to figure out how to live independently
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Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Only if the floor is: Too cold and drafty or there is a lot of dirt and dust that they could be allergic to. Allergies to rodents if you have mice in your house. Bug stings and bites, etc. Otherwise nothing specific. ...Read more