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When Can I Start Sleep Training My Child
Birth: Sleep training begins at birth, by enforcing social cues to demonstrate the difference between night and day. Once a baby has gotten back to birth weight, start stretching out night feeds and giving day feeds more frequently. By 2 months, allow junior to at least sometimes fall asleep on his own; by 4 mos, baby should usually fall asleep on his own; by 6 mos: always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what ages can I start sleep training my baby? She's 2.5 months old and the minute i put her in bed she starts screaming.
At birth: The best time to start sleep training is now. If a kid is fed upon waking, changed after, entertained until tired & put down alone & awake, they learn to settle into sleep. If you make carrying, rocking or feeding part of the go to sleep pattern, they cannot separate from you.You can start over now with the pattern above & let her fuss, checking her every 5 min until she accepts the change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anytime: The same times that can conceive a girl. The swimmers decide the sex & the first one in makes the pick. They don't care how they get there they just go for the prize. You have a 50/50 chance with each conception. All the myths out there about special timing/foods/position to get one sex or the other are bunk. ...Read more
I have to deliver my diploma thesis soon, but I really can't focus!! I can't sleep at night and I wake up late and tired! advice?
Take a break: Do something you enjoy for an hour or two that will need your full attention unrelated to the thesis. Yoga or religion,exercise or watch a movie. Then take time and outline your plan for your thesis. Start from the least challenging aspect to build confidence and talk to your adviser ...Read more
Toilet training: Many Asian cultures start training around one. In the United States, training is suggested when a cold can indicate the need to toilet, is physically capable of sitting unsupported on the toilet, can remove underwear or diaper without assistance and is not fearful of the toilet. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meditation and...: Meditation is very useful- even at school practice slow deep breathing. Other techniques include exercise, yoga, trying to live in the moment (be here now), spending time in nature,music and dancing. Eat well,take a good multivit. and get enough sleep. Rhodiola (a herb) and Tulsi tea can help.Talking to a counselor may help. A nice guide to relaxation techniques is at http://tinyurl.com/o8lt766 ...Read more
Sleep Paralysis: There exists a neuromuscular condition known as sleep paralysis. An individual, while falling asleep or more commonly waking up finds that for a few seconds they can't move a single muscle. It is short-lived, remits spontaneously, and can be frightening. Seen in at least 50% of patients who have narcolepsy. It is not dangerous. As with any new and or unexplained symptom, check with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
teaching practice (university student). I am stressed out i cant even sleep&wake up tired.How can i control it? It interferes with my teaching too.
Many approaches: 2 of the best ways to reduce stress are meditation & exercise. Take time out for pleasure,seek support/counsel from friends, family & professionals.Do your best to live in the present moment.Herbs like ashwagandha & holy basil & supplements like magnesium (glycinate or citrate),B complex & 5-HTP can help.These should help you sleep better,which is essential.Read books like Full Catastrophe Living. ...Read more
What can I do if my child always becomes too active before bed and doesn't want to sleep? This last week I have been having trouble trying to put my 3 year old daughter to sleep, when it gets close to her bedtime she gets really hyper and starts crying bu
I notice when im training martial arts I am happy but when i take time off of training due to work and schooli get depressed should I just stay active?
I feel the need to move or stretch my legs when i'm trying to sleep at night and I am always tired even when i sleep 8hours, help!
Many possible answer: Looking at your past history and current medications it doesn't appear that you are being treated for your reported grand mal seizures. Furthermore you're taking a muscle relaxant in Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which can cause excessive sedation. The history provided certainly could be consistent with restless leg syndrome. A sleep study would be helpful to answer your question. I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before three years i falled down in football game and I have started to feel back pain when i do any heavy effort and when i wake up , why?
Back pain: At your age, most patients have back pain caused by benign conditions such as early degenerative disc, soft tissue inflammation, deconditioning, etc. The good news is that conservative treatment is usually very effective - physical therapy, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, improved diet. ...Read more
I have this habit of shaking my legs when I'm sitting down and when i want to sleep; if I dont shake them I wont be able to sleep. Is this normal?
I feed my 11week old before I put her to sleep at night. She wakes up for night feedings. How do I stop this habit and get her to sleep thru the night?
Feed to wake: If a kid is fed as they wake up, changed later & stimulated until they tire, they do not need to be fed again before sleep. After a 2+hour sleep, they awake to feed & start over. Feeding prior to sleep sets up feeding as necessary with settling.An infant can only learn to self settle in the night if they are not trained to require feeding or rocking or whatever to settle in sleep. ...Read more
My baby is 7 weeks old and when i go into an air conditioning stoor she would start fussing up, why is that and what can I do to help?
If its the A/C: If its the sudden change in air temperature, it may be startling her. Covering her more when you enter the store may help. ...Read more
Hello, I have been having trouble sleeping the night before I have to get up really early (for school or work) i get nervous. How can I sleep better?
Shut systems off: 90mins before lights out make sure you start system shut down- no major activities- no exercise; work or strong emotional conversations; avoid bright direct light like from computer pads; phones; if you watch tv only quiet content. Try taking a hot shower with calming scents lavender; your room should have low light. Download and use progressive muscle relaxation audio instruction after lights out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How come my anxiety tend to escalate before bed time? I have had a hard time falling sleep, and when I sleep my mind is racing...I feel I don't get a good night sleep anymore..it's like I am anxious in my sleep..I would wake up in the middle of the night,
Toilet Training: According to the NIH, your baby will probably be ready closer to 18 months. A baby will let you know when he or she is ready by signaling to you that their diaper needs changing. At that point, you can start training using a reward system and daily encouragement to use the toilet. Here is a link for you:https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toilettraining.html ...Read more
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