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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Every night he has the most restless sleep where he almost had full body convulsions, constant movement. We have videos .. ?

Every night he has the most restless sleep where he almost had full body convulsions, constant movement.  We have videos .. ?

SleepingWithAJerk???: Those jerks are called "myoclonus."Because it's at night and during sleep, it's called sleep or "nocturnal" myoclonus.It can be caused by a few things that can only be diagnosed in a sleep lab involving a sleep specialist and neurologist.It may be something else, but you could still consult the same persons.Take heart, he's not trying to kick you out of bed...check out https://www.sleepassociation ...Read more

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What could be a cause of restless sleep?

What could be a cause of restless sleep?

Apnea,RLS,depression: At 29 i'd start with mood disorder like depression.Not the kind where your cat died, but a biochemical event that has profound effects on your whole being.Discuss with a dr. ...Read more

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What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

What foods cause nightmares and restless sleep?

Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is otherwise good, fragmentation for any cause (pain, caffeine/medications, light, change of pattern) will go on to cause more nightmares/restlessness. Hydrate and practice good sleep hygiene (www.sleepfoundation.org). Seek help if persistent. ...Read more

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How come I have restless sleep after exercising?

How come I have restless sleep after exercising?

Muscle soreness: I agree to avoid exercise within 2-3 hrs of bedtime. You may also benefit by supplementing with 1, 000-2, 000 mg of glutamine or an Amino Acid recovery supplement after you exercise to help with soreness and cramps. ...Read more

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Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Some drugs do that: Need more info to further advise you. What medicines prescribed or otc drugs do you take? ...Read more

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I have restless sleep?

See sleep Dr.: I would suggest seeing a sleep physician to determine the cause and suggest treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG??: I am not sure if you mean restless leg syndrome? Not sure what restless sleep is. So there are things for restless leg first make sure that the diagnosis is correct with a sleep study. Then medications like klonopin. Requip, (ropinirole) or mirapex.. Additionally exercise and reduction of caffeine late at night. ...Read more

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Will having teeth removed while sedated cause restless sleep?

Will having teeth removed while sedated cause restless sleep?

Teeth: Depends on extent of procedure and level of discomfort afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Restless (Tossing And Turning) Sleep (Definition)

Restless sleep is a symptom in which a person does not sleep soundly. He may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, restless legs syndrome, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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