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11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature. To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesn't stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?

10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?

Possibly: Congested having earache that is why your baby prefers to sit up or be in an upright position to help relieve pressure in the ear. Eating well because sucking helps relieve pressure in the ear therefore relieving ear pain. So your baby is happier. ...Read more

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14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

Well: The cough may be caused by post-nasal drips and the reflux and thus you will need to address this issues with your doctor. At this age, i2 or more hours of sleep is usually needed but if the child is sleeping more than 16 hrs a day, you need to bring him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My1 year baby, I tried to omit the bottle of milk he drink while he s sleeping during night but he suck his thumb I give him water but no benefit?

My1 year baby, I tried to omit the bottle of milk he drink while he s sleeping during night but he suck his thumb I give him water but no benefit?

Thumb-sucking is: Natural till 4 yrs & does not harm or decay teeth. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/2676311/. AAP recommends at 1 year: 1st dental visit. Wean from bottle to open-mouth, double-handled cup given only with sit-down meals & snacks. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day; limit juice to 0-4 oz./ day. Brush teeth with rice-grain smear of fluoride toothpaste after meals & before sleep. ...Read more

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Hands go to sleep?

Hands go to sleep?

Which fingers: Carpal tunnel is a very common malady that involves the "tunnel" that the nerves of the wrist going through being too small for the nerve itself. It is relieved with releasing the ligament that forms the roof of the tunnel. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes hands to clench up during sleep?

What causes hands to clench up during sleep?

I do this also: There may be several factors. It could be a response to the stresses in our lives. Some people clench and grind their jaws and teeth and some people exhibit their tensions elsewhere. Clenching my hands has exacerbated my carpal tunnel condition causing tingling in my hands. I now where a brace to help prevent me from clenching my hands. You may want to see a hand specialist, I did. ...Read more

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If my hands go to sleep, somewhat, would that be a sign of using the keyboard to much?

If my hands go to sleep, somewhat, would that be a sign of using the keyboard to much?

Not the whole hand: Could be but generally it wouldn't be your whole hand. It would be either the pinkie side or the median nerve distribution (carpal tunnel). ...Read more

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I fall asleep quicker if lying on my right side but have an issue falling/going back to sleep on my left. Is it because I'm right handed?

I fall asleep quicker if lying on my right side but have an issue falling/going back to sleep on my left. Is it because I'm right handed?

Heart Anatomy: Not your handedness, but the location of your heart determines this. Your heart is on your left side and when you sleep most people will sleep on there right side, because you do not put pressure on your heart as when you lay on your left side. People do turn through the night and sleep on there back and left side for a period of time. ...Read more

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Can hard excercise give u hands sleeping feeling, my hands hurts a little, and are semi sleep, I and working hard on weights, can this be due to this?

Can hard excercise give u hands sleeping feeling, my hands hurts a little, and are semi sleep, I and working hard on weights, can this be due to this?

POSSIBLY: If you are lifting weights with a grip that is too tight, it may contribute to your symptoms. You may have a bar that is too thick (olympic bar vs standard?) you may want to use weight gloves. If in doubt, I would seek out a personal trainer. If symptoms persist or get worse, see a dr. ...Read more

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My hand/s swells only when I sleep, I lift my hand and whatever is in there drains back into me and it goes away. What could cause this?

My hand/s swells only when I sleep, I lift my hand and whatever is in there drains back into me and it goes away. What could cause this?

Hand swelling: I wonder if your hand swells because it is hanging below the side of the bed or whether there is some constriction of venous flow by some twisting position of your wrist as you sleep. The symptom certainly appears to be positional as I assume your hand doesn't swell at other times when you're up and about. If swelling appears at other times have your MD examine your arm and hand. ...Read more

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Why do I sleep with my hands clenched?

Why do I sleep with my hands clenched?

Stress: You are experiencing a measure of the stress you have. Consider a consult with a cognitive behavioral therapist for stress reduction training ...Read more

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Why do I have buzzing hands when waking up from sleep?

Why do I have buzzing hands when waking up from sleep?

See a doctor: Could be your sleep position, could be a nerve or circulation problem when you are lying down. If this occurs quite often, I would see a doctor for some tests. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands itch when I need to sleep?

What are some possible reasons that my hands itch when I need to sleep?

Hand itch: Usually if infections have been ruled out, like scabies etc, itching burning sensation of hands and legs may indicate RLS and also may indicate low iron and need for Dopamine supplements if this is the case. ...Read more

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Hands go num while sleeping on side?

Numb: Nerves are electical wires with circuits which fingers sthumb to 1/2 4th finger on palm median nerve, same pattern on top radial nerve, 5th andq 1/2 4th is ulnar.. May be bend wrist or elbow compressing nerve while sleep. Could come from spinal cord at cervical area. There are tsts to determine area of " short" if severe. Could try cock up brace for wrist or keep elbow straight by using pillow. ...Read more

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Why was I chewing my hand in my sleeping?

Why was I chewing my hand in my sleeping?

Bruxism?: Could be a type of bruxism, or nighttime tooth grinding. It just happens to include your hand depending upon the sleep position you may be in. It is really had to say for sure, but if this is a common occurrence, then I would consider a nighttime bruxism mouthpiece. ...Read more

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Why everytime I wake up my left hand be sleep?

Why everytime I wake up my left hand be sleep?

Suspect carpal tunne: Suspect carpal tunnel if palmer surface involving thumb first second and thumb side of ring finger. Commonly aggravated when sleeping do to natural position of hands. Slightly flexed at wrist. See your doctor to confirm initial management is splints and possible steroid injection wrist. Can be initiated by thyroid disease so blood test appropriate. If no improvement then surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

That's one cause: That is one benign explanation but you should be concerned about more serious problems ranging from high-grade blood vessel narrowing or poor heart function. ...Read more

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He has very itching hands both hands he has not been sleeping well what can I do?

Contact skin allergy: It is hard to tell exactly what may be the cause with so little information. However I would assume that the person is an adult and the condition is likely hand eczema from a contact allergy to something his hands are in frequent contact or irritant dermatitis from exposure to something irritating or washing the hands too often. Topical hydrocortisone may help. See a derm or allergist if needed ...Read more

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Why does my hand go to sleep when I am doing something or when I am not doing anything?

Nerve entrapment: Or a vascular issue. Go and see a doctor and have this evaluated. Many possible issues. ...Read more

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Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping?

Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, including arthritic, inflammatory, and nerve compression syndromes. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up in the middle of the night and my right hand was limp? What could cause this? No feeling. I sleep on couch

I woke up in the middle of the night and my right hand was limp? What could cause this? No feeling. I sleep on couch

Squashed nerves: Most likely, you fell asleep in a position in which you had prolonged pressure on the sensory and motor nerves of the arm. This would provide temporary numbness and weakness. I presume that things returned to normal after a while. If not, you should follow up with a physician. ...Read more

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Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping? I don't sleep on my hands.

Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping? I don't sleep on my hands.

Go to a doctor: The doctor can run a series of tests that might explain why your hands are swelling and hurt. You need to rule out rheumatoid arthritis or other joint diseases. ...Read more