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Toddler Delays Sleep
Routine and assert.: First, remember that the child is stalling because YOU let them stall. They continue to do it because it WORKS! They are smart creatures and follow patterns. Be assertive and set limits - I.e. Timmy you have three more books and then mama is leaving. Then follow through. Don't fall for the stall. There will be challenges but stick to it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?
Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict.If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why don't I like to sleep? I delay sleeping as much as I can. I'm 23, and this happened even when I was a child. Do I need to see a psychiatrist?
If Emotional - Yes: If you feel the reason you don't want to sleep is emotional then a psychiatrist or psychologist can help. If it is something else consider asking your doctor to order a sleep study to see your brain activity and other bodily functions as your try to go to sleep. You could also look at Dr. Joshua Batt's checklist on Sleeping Better here at Health Tap. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Add and delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) are not necessarily connected. There is some research however that shows that up to 20% of sleep deprived children have add. Treating the cause of sleep deprivation improves, but does not necessarily resolve the add. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DSPS: Simply put, dsps is when a person can fall asleep and stay asleep normally (ie, insomnia is not an issue) but they habitually fall asleep late at night, such as 2-3 am. They also sleep a normal number of hours. Advanced sleep phase disorder is the exact same thing but the person sleeps early such as 7-8 pm. Think college student and elderly person respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circadian disorder: Delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) is partly a genetic condition that results in the delayed timing of sleep with respect to the signal generated by the endogenous biological clock. People with dsps cannot fall asleep until very late at night and then sleep late into the day. Moving one's wake-up time earlier by increments each day, evening melatonin, or morning bright light can ameliorate dsps. ...Read more
Circadian disorder: Delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) is partly a genetic condition that results in the delayed timing of sleep with respect to the signal generated by the endogenous biological clock. One's habitual schedule of exposure to light and dark can contribute to and maintain dsps. Moving one's wake-up time earlier by increments each day, evening melatonin, or morning bright light can ameliorate dsps. ...Read more
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