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Sleep Myoclonus Children
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
5% or more: Estimates as high as 5% of all school-age children have sleep apnea. This number certainly will go higher given the unfortunate epidemic of childhood obesity. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause all sorts of problems and children with it are frequently mistaken for having attention deficit disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, it is often inherited, but not always. One reason has to do with the fact that we look similar to our relatives. The facial bone growth determines the size of the airway and may be narrow in families with sleep apnea. Other familial factors may be obesity, size of tonsils and adenoids, muscle tone and how we breathe when we sleep. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more
Is sleepmyoclonus same as periodic limb movement disorder? 1 ped neuro diagnosed my 5 yo daughter's sleeptime jerks as sleepmyoclonus, other as plmd
Can be: can be called the Same they are different but similar ...Read more
No: Sleep deprivation will not cause epilepsy but can provoke a seizure in epileptics and non-epileptics. I can make anyone seize if i drop their blood sugar low enough or sleep deprive them enough. Epilepsy is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sleep deprivation can provoke a seizure but not cause epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
BNSM: It is a benign condition and once the diagnosis is firmly established, it requires no treatment and generally disappears within the first year of life with only a few reports of it continuing longer into infancy, but not beyond. There are no known permanent complications. A main goal is early diagnosis to prevent unnecessary extensive medical diagnostics that can be expensive/disruptive to family. ...Read more
Very benign: Neonatal sleep myoclonus occurs in infants up to 2- 3 months of age. They grow out of it after that without any residuals or consequences. This seizure like activities may be confused with real seizures. But this clonus occurs only when babies are asleep, and stops jerking movement when you wake them up, and usually all 4 extremities, arms and legs jerk. ...Read more
When I try to sleep I suddenly shock..what are the causes of sleep myoclonus?is it dangerous?happens 15-25 a night
Sleeping issues: You have two things to do: 1: See your primary doctor as soon as you can! 2: Please see a Psychologist to help you calm down. Should turn out OK - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything i can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.
What are the causes of sleep myoclonus??should I worry??because when I try to sleep suddenly I feel like shock and wake up.i did an EEG it was normal.
I have had sleep myoclonus symptoms for over a year now. It first occured 5 months after regularly using lorazepam and 4 days of using snri. Help?
Add dopamine agonist: Ssri and snris both may indirectly reduce Dopamine by serotonin stimulation. This can cause restless legs (rls) this may need to be compensated by a Dopamine agonist such as wellbutrin (bupropion) or Requip or mirapix. Also don't forget to have your iron levels checked as low iron can be cause of RLS which is often confused with myoclonus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5yo child diagnosed with sleep myoclonus, sleep is interrupted, what r essential blood tests required to see wat medical conditions could b causing it?
?????????: Sleep myoclonus is a normal variant seen occasionally. There is no "blood test" to verify or exclude it. The most aggressive investigation that might confirm or exclude it would be a video-EEG with the patients events recorded for clinical review. I would only pursue that if their were concerns for Rholandic epilepsy or similar problem. ...Read more
My 3 yr old has spd & sleep myoclonus he moves all night and is sensory seeking all day. Is one causing the other or are both caused by something else?
Maybe: Sleep myoclonus is an outdated term. Jerking movement during sleep can be caused by periodic limb movements of sleep (plms), sleep apnea, or a neurologic condition. If you don't feel rested by sleep, then it is serious enough to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial grimacing in my sleep. Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping. Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?
See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom is non-specific and may or may not be serious. It's very difficult to give a good answer without proper history and examination. ...Read more
I have sleep myoclonus but i read about sleep myoclonus it says it is not seizure. But my brain EEG is abnormal. How could it be?
There's no telling: I have sleep myoclonus and for me it is actually pleasant. I am lucky. It may show up on your EEG but not as pathology -- not everything that is different is disease. EEG's change if you as much as look at something nice or hear a joke. If there's actually the suggestion that you need treatment despite feeling well, get a couple of opinions. ...Read more
1 ash leaf spot, 1 cafe au lait spot, sleep myoclonus in 5 year old; how are dermatologic skin lesions related to nerves? can u please explain?
It's embryology: The embryonic neural tube, which will develop into the brain and spinal cord, induces the formation of a new type of cell superiority, called neural crest cells. They will become many different cell types, including melanocytes, which make pigment in the skin, as well as an amazing number of others, including neurons of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, So they are related. ...Read more
I have 15-25 sleep myoclonus a night.I heard that jerk before falling asleep is not seizure. My EEG is abnormal. Doctor told me i have partial seizure?
My 5yo daughter is diagnosed with benign sleep myoclonus which is disrupting her sleep at night. wat is d best treatment for this without side effect.
Benign Sleep Myoclon: About 60% grow out of it with time. No medications are necessary, unless the child Neurologist determines there are other Neurologic issues that need treatment. ...Read more
Can sleep myoclonus make your brain feel like it has a "beat" of its own? Feel pressure/not headache. I worry about prolonged lack of oxygen to brain?
Sleep study???: Have you had a sleep study? A sleep study will help to define what is happening while you sleep as well as determine if your oxygen level is dropping while you sleep. Then, treatment can be prescribed depending on the findings. See your doctor so a sleep study can be arranged. ...Read more
When i try to sleep my muscle feels like shock and move,it wokes me up. I did an EEG it was normal.could it be myoclonus?should i worry?
When i try to sleep i get sleep jerk and woke me up.i went to neurologst and told me it's of anxiety.i did EEG and it was normal.could it be myoclonus?
Sleep myoclonus: This is common and nothing to worry about ...Read more
Seizures caused by stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and urgency. Always accompanied by a myoclonus twitch, what could this be?
I have myclonus which apparently causes me sleep problems. Any suggestions for an OTC sleeping pill?
? cause of myoclonus: While myoclonus can be benign and associated with the transition into sleep it may also signify some other disorder. Have you had a sleep study to define the cause of these abnormal movements? Once determined then a specific treatment can be pursued. You want to make sure this is not restless leg syndrome which would change your treatment. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers