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My husband tosses his head from side to side during sleep. I was pondering what that is called?

My husband tosses his head from side to side during sleep. I was pondering what that is called?

Sleep head rocking: This is a rhythmic movement disorder, previously known by the latin term "jactatio capitis nocturna". It is seen more frequently in children, though it sometimes persists into adulthood. An experience sleep specialist may be able to suggest possible remedies. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Soft music is fine: Soft music is a nice addition to an infants "comfort place" where you let them nap or sleep for the night. Babies are use to noise in the womb & heartbeats & digestive sounds were their norm so a little music is fine, or the sound of a fan or radio static. Plan to leave it on all night or the baby may startle & cry if they awaken & it is gone. ...Read more

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Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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What is it called when your hand loses circulation while sleeping?

What is it called when your hand loses circulation while sleeping?

Poor hand circulatio: Poor hand circulation at night can cause pain or numbness or tingling. It can awaken you several times during the night and be quite bothersome.The sensation can be caused by nerves in the neck or circulation problems in the arms. Please see the following review: www.Buzzle.Com/articles/poor-circulation-in-hands-while...
That is why poor circulation in hands at night makes you get up often. ...Read more

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Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. w/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?

Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. w/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?

Call PCP for appt.: As a PCP, I feel as if I am better suited to treat this. It is not clear to me that this is a breast issue and may be a waste of time to see the other doctor. I would see the PCP, especially if you can get in sooner. Good luck! ...Read more

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My boy baby is 1year old from when I can start using pillows for him during sleep?

My boy baby is 1year old from when I can start using pillows for him during sleep?

Not Safe Yet: The use of pillows is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years old due to the risks of suffocation and other injuries. Bed pillows can easily entrap and smother an infant or small child. It is also best to wait until child has graduated from crib to toddler bed where movement is not as restricted. A firm and small (airline-sized) pillow is best for a toddler. ...Read more

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What is advisable safe distance between handphone and baby during sleep at night?

What is advisable safe distance between handphone and baby during sleep at night?

No good data: But for now i would avoid cell phones near kids brains. Advise using speaker phone when they are using cell phones especially if they do it often. ...Read more

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20 m baby was having minor chokes quite frequently last evening. Has been making funny breath sounds during sleep. Possibly rti or frn body or allegy?

20 m baby was having minor chokes quite frequently last evening. Has been making funny breath sounds during sleep. Possibly rti or frn body or allegy?

See doctor: Foreign body ingestion pretty common in this age group. Other common things occur to cause abnormal breathing as well. If your baby isn't breathing right please take your baby to the doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

Worry warts : There are many of us who worry more than we need to. I would strongly suggest that you go to your pediatrician for a needed dose of reassurance. If you feel you will be criticized for going, find someone you feel safe with. Go soon so this issue is put to rest and then you can too! One more thing. Trust your instincts! If you feel your baby has a problem, you will usually be right. ...Read more

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My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

See Your Doctor: Persistent night bottle feeding in a 1 yr old may be caused by insufficient solid food consumption during the day and/or behavioral issues which include separation anxiety. Arriving at the cause can be complex, more info is needed eg. detailed dietary history, sleep patterns (past and recent), growth/developmental history, & more. See your doctor now for evaluation and intervention strategies. ...Read more

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My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?

My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk  , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?

Confusing question: Babies depend on their open nasal passages to breathe normally. If baby must stop feeding to do some breathing or seems to work harder to breathe during feedings, she needs her nose cleaned of any mucous or irritant debris. Dust, smoke & fragrances, make it hard for babies & saline nose rinse is your best rx. I don't know of any babies that drink during sleep, but many sound bad if congested. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old she always has episodes of crying during breast feeding that interfer it also during sleep she never sleep quite, she always nervous, I do not know what i can do?

My baby is 3 weeks old she always has episodes of crying during breast feeding that interfer it also during sleep she never sleep quite, she always nervous, I do not know what i can do?

Check with your Peds: I would advise you to pay a visit to your pediatrician and have her evaluated. If everything alright, check with lactation nurse to be sure if she is latching right, and she left hungry or she might have just colics.
Have your baby ever had a history of neonatal abstinence? ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings!
good luck. ...Read more

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How come i move around in my bed during sleep?

How come i move around in my bed during sleep?

Normal: We all do this. When we are sleeping, we go through a number of different phases, some with little movement and some with a fair amount of movement. Taken to an extreme, this can interfere with sleep, but in general it is normal. ...Read more

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I have continuous headaches even during sleep?

I have continuous headaches even during sleep?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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What happens to the body during sleep deprivation?

What happens to the body during sleep deprivation?

Agree w Dr. Aragona: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about isochronic tones during sleep?

Can you tell me about isochronic tones during sleep?

Www. Isochronic.net: See the website above for a more detailed explanation. Isochronic tones are two separate tones carefully selected to change your brainwave frequency. They have been studied less than binaural beats, and although headphones are not necessary with isochronic tones as they are with binaural beats, they are still recommended. Some researches believe they are more effective than binaural beats. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

Sleep apnea: This could be related to sleep apnea, meet with a sleep specialist or your pcp so that they can examine you and possibly even get a sleep study. ...Read more

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How come i drip saliva during sleep?

How come i drip saliva during sleep?

Are you a : Mouth or nose breather at night? Some people breath through their mouth and some breath through their nose when sleeping. If your mouth was open, saliva may drip out. Are you taking any evening medications that increase saliva production? ...Read more

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What is the normal pulse rate during sleep?

Heart rate: Sleep heart rate varies depending on situation can be low or high. Generally would be 60-80 but all kinds of things can vary that. ...Read more

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Hi i always feel tired during sleep age 57?

Complex question: In my experience the first thing to rule out is sleep apnea particularly with your symptoms. Anything which interferes with proper brain function can cause this so unfortunately there are a lot of possibilities. You might start with your family doc? ...Read more

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Son's palms turn orange during sleep only. ?

Son's palms turn orange during sleep only. ?

Not an easy answer : Vitamin b can turn palms orange, but just at night? Any other signs or symptoms?
I am stumped, colleagues weigh in? See an md in any case. Good luck. ...Read more