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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
Sometimes when I sleep, I cant wakeup .I was totally aware of my surroundings , I could hear sounds , I mean I was awake but I could not move..why?
Everytime I sleep I always have a nightmare. Some are so bad I wake up thinking its real and freak out? What does this mean?
I been going through a lot of personal matters and I am in a serious situation sometimes I can't sleep.Do this mean I have a mental problem?
No, just can't sleep: When we go through tough times, we often ponder those tough times during our quiet times, such as when we're lying down at night to sleep. Thinking about things at that time keeps your brain active, which prevents you from falling asleep. It's normal, not indicative of a mental problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variety of possible: Reasons. You could have very poor quality sleep. You could have atypical depression, you could have a medical (i.e. Endocrine) problem. The best way to find out is through a comprehensive medical evaluation. Would start with your family physician. S/he can then determine if specialty evaluations are required. Take care. ...Read more
I got no sleep at all last night I mean like I went the whole night and only got an hour of sleep. Is it ok if it's only for that 1 night?
You get a pass 4 1x: Interesting question. It could be something physical such as something that you ate. Or it could be something psychological of which you are not aware. If it doesn't reoccur and you are ok physically and there are no serious issues bothering you -don't give it a second thought. If it reoccurs check it our by seeing your doctor. ...Read more
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
I don't get enough sleep nd when i say that i mean i sleep at 11:00pm nd i wake up at 4:00am nd hw can I improve to sleep early than that?
Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygeine techniques. Refer to my previous answers regarding "sleep hygiene" for details. ...Read more
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