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Sleep tips for baby?

Sleep tips for baby?

Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read more

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Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Insomnia. Little to no sleep for 7+ years. Ideas?

Insomnia. Little to no sleep for 7+ years. Ideas?

Sleep study???: have you had a sleep study?? Potentially sleep apnea or some other sleep issue that is related to an underlying health problem. Physically or emotion, stress, etc. I would see a Dr. and hopefully get advice personally. ...Read more

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What are some helpful ways to get some sleep, my father, 51, always has trouble sleeping and is up for hours?

What are some helpful ways to get some sleep, my father, 51, always has trouble sleeping and is up for hours?

Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read more

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What number of sleeping hours are most effective for kids' growth?

What number of sleeping hours are most effective for kids' growth?

Growth: In active growing years it is preferable to get plenty of rem sleep because growth hormone peak release occurs then. Generally 8 to 10 hours is preferable. ...Read more

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Is 5-10mg of melatonin safe for my 15 year old daughter to take on school nights for sleep?

Is 5-10mg of melatonin safe for my 15 year old daughter to take on school nights for sleep?

1-2 mg: The correct dose of melatonin is 1-2 mg, taken around 9 pm - which is when natural melatonin starts to rise. Start with the lowest dose. For some people the 3 mg dose can actually increase insomnia. Good sleep hygiene helps sleep - dark cool bedroom, no computers or tv after 9pm or so, no late exercise, for instance. ...Read more

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What are some good bedtime sleep habits to develop in my child?

Consistency and time: Having a consistent routine for sleeping and waking time to allow for about 9 hours of sleep. Bed time habits need to be tailored to the age and taste of the child, brushing teeth, shower, bed time stories, reading by her/himself, warm milk etc. ...Read more

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What is a better sleep aid other than clonidine for a 4 and 5 year old cause its not keeping the kids sleep?

What is a better sleep aid other than clonidine for a 4 and 5 year old cause its not keeping the kids sleep?

Lets see: I prefer lots of exercise before bedtime and then a lullaby or book. I don't recommend any medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is anesthesia safe for people with sleep apnea?

Hello docs, is anesthesia safe for people with sleep apnea?

The anesthiologist: Would take all risk into account. There are different reasons for sleep apnea. If the cause is related to airway issues it may or may not impact use of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are some tips for weaning my infant?

What are some tips for weaning my infant?

Gradual: If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful. This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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What are some tips for flying with a preschooler?

What are some tips for flying with a preschooler?

Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read more

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Any tips for waking up when dealing with severe insomnia?

Any tips for waking up when dealing with severe insomnia?

Sleep Hygiene: Proper sleep hygiene habits which include set bedtimes and rise time, avoidance of alcohol, tobacco or caffeine within 5 hours of bedtime, no watching TV in bed, reading in bed, eating in bed, pets in bed or watching the clock during periods of being awake. Also avoid daytime naps as this contributes to inability to sleep well at night. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why adults use pillows for sleeping ?

Could use expert help with why adults use pillows for sleeping ?

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

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What's the best effective sleeping pill for years of sleep insomnia?

What's the best effective sleeping pill for years of sleep insomnia?

See you take : Trazodone ; melatonin. Would encourage sleep medicine specialist evaluation at this point. Do you have good sleep hygiene? Retire ; rise same time @ day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool- use only for sex ; sleep. No tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before bed. ...Read more

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What causes sudden adult death or in there sleep ?

What causes sudden adult death or in there sleep ?

Many causes: There are literally dozens upon dozens of reasons for dying from both reasons, usually cardiac or pulmonary origins. Heart attacks, collapsing lungs, serious infections, severe allergic reactions, acute trauma, bleeding from a wound in the wrong part if the body, severe overheating or severe cold, old age, the list goes on and on ...Read more

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