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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What are the reasons for 10m old baby to give occasional jerks and weeping in sleep?is it normal?hope its not infantile.spasmBaby growing normally

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What are the reasons for 10m old baby to give occasional jerks and weeping in sleep?is it normal?hope its not infantile.spasmBaby growing normally

Sleeping Infant jerk: probably not infantile spasm (IS) which tends to occur more often in waking state. But if this movement happens very frequent and ii is persistent then it might be worthwhile to video it and consulting pediatric neurologist . ...Read more

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My legs always fall asleep. Many times, it wakes me up in the morning and they are very painful & asleep. Is this a sign of poor circulation?

My legs always fall asleep. Many times, it wakes me up in the morning and they are very painful & asleep. Is this a sign of poor circulation?

Unlikely: unlikely that it is secondary to poor circulation. If this was the case you would have worsening pain with physical activity while this could be positional. ...Read more

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Is it bad for babies to nap in swings?

Is it bad for babies to nap in swings?

Sleep in swings: I would not recommend any baby to sleep anywhere but the crib. Sleeping on baby's back will guarantee that the airway is kept open. Sleeping in swings can cause suffocation. ...Read more

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My son is a poor appetite, sleep is not practical, in the middle always wake up, how to do?

My son is a poor appetite, sleep is not practical, in the middle always wake up, how to do?

How old is kid: The appetite parameters and sleep habits of kids vary with age and stage of growth. The rapid growth rate of the first yr slows to 1/3 as fast by 2 , picking up again by puberty. Appetite reflects growth rate & state of health. Sleep habits follow a variety of influences, mostly anxiety-separation issues in toddlers.Clearly stating a kids age/stage will permit for focused answers. ...Read more

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What is the reason we always see shadows and scary things in sleep paralysis?

What is the reason we always see shadows and scary things in sleep paralysis?

Sleep Paralysis: Sleep paralysis happens in rem sleep, rem sleep is responsible for nightmares, vivid dreams etc., blink your eyelids if you wake up in sleep paralysis and you will snap out of rem sleep. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cry and shake always the same leg only during absence events?

Is it normal to cry and shake always the same leg only during absence events?

Maybe for you: If only one side of one's body is affected, that makes me think about some form of a seizure. A neurologist is a specialist who could perform am examination including possible an eeg- brain wave test to rule in and rule out precisely what is wrong ( if anything) and to then commence with the appropriate intervention. ...Read more

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Why is restless sleep so common in pregnancy?

Why is restless sleep so common in pregnancy?

Cause not known: According to one study restless leg syndrome is seen in about 16% of pregnant women. It runs in families and if you already have it the chances of it getting worse are high during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What would cause my dementia patient to have a bm in her sleep everynight at almost the same time and she is totally unaware. no accidents while awake?

What would cause my dementia patient to have a bm in her sleep everynight at almost the same time and she is totally unaware. no accidents while awake?

From demenia: Incontinence is not uncommon in certain dementias, but I would look into an EEG to make sure that they are not having seizures, which are more common nocturnally and dementia patients are at increased risk of. ...Read more

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I can only sleep peacefully in one position, why is that?

I can only sleep peacefully in one position, why is that?

Alighnment: The relationship between our heads, necks, and spines may dictate what position is most comfortable for you when you sleep. Just because the position is peaceful does not mean it is a healthy position. ...Read more

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Whats the nirmal pattern of sleep in neonate....Means how many hours they sleep?

Whats the nirmal pattern of sleep in neonate....Means how many hours they sleep?

Neonatal sleep: Depending on the age of your baby, the usual pattern of sleep is for 1-3 hours then feed, bathroom and then back to bed. This is a cycle and pattern throughout the day and rarely will a neonate sleep through the night. As they get older the pattern changes and they may have longer periods of wakefulness and may even sleep for stretches at night but not usually longer than 6-7 hours but changes. ...Read more

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Are adolescent nightmare convulsions at all normal? My 8 year old son seems to convulse in his sleep and wakes up in a cold sweat. He claims to be having nightmares. Is this an adolescent thing? Could it have long term health implications?

Are adolescent nightmare convulsions at all normal? My 8 year old son seems to convulse in his sleep and wakes up in a cold sweat. He claims to be having nightmares. Is this an adolescent thing? Could it have long term health implications?

Cold sweats: Your child is to young to be called an adolescent. He maybe having nightmares which can be brought on by too much scary movies or television before bed, but then again he may be having seizures. Try changing his life style before end. If no improvement i would get him evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Try to treat it: Currently ASPD is not known to be more life-threatening than, say, obstructive sleep apnea. ASPD patients usually fall asleep between 6-8pm & wake up before dawn. Treating ASPD with bright light therapy in the evenings or with chronotherapy would be the most healthful approach for you. See a sleep specialist. http://www.sleepassociation.org/index.php?p=advancedsleepphasesyndrome ...Read more

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What is a good treatment when hypnagogic foot tremor and some myoclonic jerks keep you awake? Sleep efficiency of like 50% just because of above?

What is a good treatment when hypnagogic foot tremor and some myoclonic jerks keep you awake? Sleep efficiency of like 50% just because of above?

PLMD?: If you're talking about periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) causing significant arousals that fragment sleep, i'd treat it like rls, taking a dopaminergic agonist (e.g. Ropinirole or pramipexole) at bedtime. ...Read more

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My newborn keep on crying ,wiggling up her body as though she's in pain she does this when she's sleeping and nursing im very concern about why ?

My newborn  keep on crying ,wiggling up her body as though she's in pain she does this when she's sleeping and nursing im very concern about why ?

Lots of reasons: There are a number of reasons why newborns cry--mostly benign--but you should have her evaluated by her pediatrician to make sure ...Read more

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My newborn baby sleeps all the time even during feeding. Is that normal?

My newborn baby sleeps all the time even during feeding. Is that normal?

Yes: Babys will have their eyes closed even during feedings, that will pass quickly. Make sure your pediatrician or obstetrician feels the same. ...Read more

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Self induced sleep paralysis/lucid dream where the body sleeps but the mind doesn't leaving me still refreshed in the morning is it this harmful?

Self induced sleep paralysis/lucid dream where the body sleeps but the mind doesn't leaving me still refreshed in the morning  is it this harmful?

Induced paralysis?: You can not self induce 'sleep paralysis' . This term mean you wake up and your mind is up but you can not move your body. This happens when state of 'wake' elements are mixed with state of 'rem' elements. It is not very uncommon but not frequent and you can see it in severe sleep deprivation, severe sleep architecture abnormality like in sleep apnea or in organic brain issues like narcolepsy. ...Read more

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My wife is a lactating mother who generally doesn't get much sleep and she's always complaining of dizziness and pains in body. Whats the cause?

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Consider depression: I agree that dehydration is the most common reason for symptoms like these in a nursing mother, but post-partum depression can also present with physical complaints. If pushingg fluids and eating well isn't helping then consider this as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Why is it important to sleep between 10pm - 2am? Is there any reasons why some say that it is better to sleep at night than to sleep in the morning.

Why is it important to sleep between 10pm - 2am? Is there any reasons why some say that it is better to sleep at night than to sleep in the morning.

Sleep hygiene: Sleep has a profound impact on your immune system , your mental health and you body's ability to function. There is no set time per se to sleep but most people's system gets attuned to a schedule and throwing it off is hard: constipation, upset stomached, headaches etc. Best to try hard to stay on a schedule. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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