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Twitching While Sleeping In Children
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
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
Is clonus when awake more dangerous than when asleep in children?14months son w/ good millestone have 2-3beats ankle clonus in both ankle,asleep&awake
Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?
Ad lib: They don't break that easily. Let the kids sit any way they want to. ...Read more
Problem in falling asleep.When lying in bed , brain always think of random things , can't concentrate on sleep.When sometimes asleep quality of sleep bad?
Try focusing on your: Breathing. Make sure that your bedroom is dark ; quiet. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time. ...Read more
4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie.Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming.Then she re?
I sometimes fall asleep while studying, even with ample sleep. However, i don't fall asleep while engaged in any other activity. Is this narcolepsy?
9m old boy eyes twitches or tics while eating sometimes.also jerks occasionally and sometimes while playing rolls head up and down.possible causes?
Tic disorder: Abnormal and repeated involuntary motor movements can indicate a primary tic disorder or other neurological disorders such as Tourette's or PANDAS . A pediatric neurologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
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...my 8 years old child is always urinating in bed while sleeping,,is that normal in children or is there something wrong?
See answer: Bedwetting (also called nocturnal enuresis) occurs in ~15% children age 5, ~5% children at age 10, and very uncommon after age 15. Causes include: delay in the maturation process of the bladder and nervous system; small capacity bladder; increased production of urine at night, etc. A history, physical exam, and urinalysis by your doctor followed by a discussion of treatment options is recommended ...Read more
Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?
Belly breathing: Infants often belly breathe because they do so from contracting their breathing muscle (diaphragm) more than expanding their chest like an older kid or adult. It is not necessarily something bad, but must be put into the overall picture of what is happening. I don't label belly breathing as paradoxical, which implies an abnormality. ...Read more
Numbness and weakness in my hands while laying down to sleep. Fine when in upright position. Likely cause?
Check with your doc: A neurologist should check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Kids grinding teeth while sleeping in the night#nqlu I have two kids, 5 and 3 year old. Older is a girl and younger is boy. They both grind teeth while sleeping in the night.
I thought they are having germs in the stomach so had them checked up by doctor
Is it normal for someone to have involuntary movements while asleep or in the process of falling asleep? For ex. Arm jerks & slight facial movements
Yes: Yes this can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
One year sleep issues waking after a few hours during night and cannot return back, twitches in eye, and tremor in my tongue. Any prescription recommendation?
Not known: The exact cause of sids is not known; however, there are risks now known. One of these is body position in bed. The idea behind back sleeping is that neck muscles and trunk muscles are not entirely formed so airway compromise can be more likely to occur and unlike in grown child or adult, babies cannot turn themselves over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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