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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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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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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Whats the nirmal pattern of sleep in neonate....Means how many hours they sleep?

Neonatal sleep: Depending on the age of your baby, the usual pattern of sleep is for 1-3 hours then feed, bathroom and then back to bed. This is a cycle and pattern throughout the day and rarely will a neonate sleep through the night. As they get older the pattern changes and they may have longer periods of wakefulness and may even sleep for stretches at night but not usually longer than 6-7 hours but changes. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

The severity of: Sleep apnea would impact how much daytime sleepiness there was. This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea.htm. ...Read more

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Can the negative effects of sleep deprivation last restoration of normal sleep patterns?

Can the negative effects of sleep deprivation last restoration of normal sleep patterns?

Unfortunately yes: Yes, chronic sleep deprivation that is often more than the definition of 3 months but rather 5-10years, can have long-lasting effects even after sleep has been better regulated. Not to fear because most do improve if not go away. ...Read more

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What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

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 more

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Are there long term heart affects to chronic insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns?

Are there long term heart affects to chronic insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns?

Yes: Experimental studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause hypertension (HTN) & increases in inflammatory markers associated with heart disease. Epidemiological studies show relationship between sleep duration & htn, heart disease, and even all-cause mortality rates. ...Read more

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Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Yes: That can occur and antiseizure meds would help. A sleep study with an expanded montage (more eeg leads) would be the way to evaluate it, or a several day ambulatory eeg. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea as a child continue on to adulthood?

Can sleep apnea as a child continue on to adulthood?

Yes.: Absolute. If the underlying cause of the sleep apnea is not addressed (e.g., obesity, enlarged tonsils) it is almost certain to persist into adulthood and will probably become worse with the passage of time. ...Read more

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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

? diet: I know this may sound strange but I have treated many cases of sleep apnea with a mixture of thiamine (vitamin b1), magnesium and a well rounded multivitamin. See a nutritionist for doses. But you have to give up all forms of sugar if you want to try this approach. Go to my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you an google and see the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?

No: Lack of sleep and stress cannot affect implantation; but significant stress can sometimes affect your ovulation. Have you noticed you are late or skipping periods? ...Read more

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How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more

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Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight. ...Read more

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Practice good sleep hygiene. Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep. Any suggestions?

Practice good sleep hygiene.  Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep.  Any suggestions?

Insomnia: Some quick tips. Look up healthy sleep habits online. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can rolandic fits change from sleeping to waking hours for about 10 secs during the daytime?

Can rolandic fits change from sleeping to waking hours for about 10 secs during the daytime?

SeiZures: Your question needs to be more specific. Why a value of 10 seconds, is it a repeating pattern? Did you do a 24 hour eeg and consult neurology for objective evidence! ...Read more

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