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Why Is My Baby Twitching In His Sleep
Yes: Babies will twitch while in the rem (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. Babies may also flutter their eyes beneath their eyelids or seem to startle during sleep. Twitching of the face or jerking of the arms and legs during sleep is something the baby will grow out of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my baby gets tired she twitches her head to the left. Sometimes she seems like it bothers her. Is this normal? She also twitches in her sleep.
Not normal: Need to address this issue with your pediatrician and if possible go for neurologist referral. ...Read more
Dreams: She is likely just dreaming, causing her to twitch which is the most common cause of twitching like this. I know you're probably worried if she's having seizures or something more serious like that. There's an entity called Infantile Spasms but she doesn't quite fit the criteria for that either. If she starts truly flexing her upper body, at the next or waist, take her to her pediatriian ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 8 month old baby boy and I recognize this week when he sleep his fingers and toes twitching. I am so worried may be this is a problem?
Not unusual: Babies have a lot of dream sleep (REM sleep) and may move in many ways during sleep. I would be concerned if he's having rhythmic movement while awake that doesn't respond when you hold his arm or leg. That can be a sign of a seizure problem and should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more
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 doesnt stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorders: Periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome are commonly recognized sleep disorders. If they are accompanied by excessive daytime sleepiness, a sleep study should be considered. These are associated with sleep related breathing disorders and can often be successfully treated. See a sleep specialist in medicine or dentistry. ...Read more
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