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Sleep Patterns For Infants
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
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
I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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