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What Does Paradoxical Sleep Mean
Chest IN & tummy OUT: In normal young children, both the chest and tummy expand when breathing in. With paradoxical breathing, the tummy expands when breathing in, but the chest gets sucked inward (downward). Paradoxical breathing can be normal in babies & toddlers because their chest cages are still "soft". After age 2-3 years, normal toddlers (without airway restriction) usually don't have paradoxical breathing. ...Read more
Can taking Benadryl actually cause runny nose? Could it cause a paradoxical reaction? I have been taking for year for sleep along with antipsychotics.
Bruxism/grinding: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often thew cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece. ...Read more
Sleep Bradycardia: It is not unusual to see a heart rate in the thirties during sleep. This is likely a normal finding, unless you have other symptoms while awake (such as dizziness, lightheadednesss, or passing out) or other disease states, like sleep apnea. In either case, your physician can help you determine if there are any other concerns. ...Read more
Nothing: The nasal passages filter contaminants in the air so it is doing its job. ...Read more
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