A woman's guide to sleep disorders by Meir H. Kryger; foreword by Richard Gelula; introduction by

By Meir H. Kryger; foreword by Richard Gelula; introduction by Richard Gelula

Greater than 20 million girls have hassle sound asleep at evening. but sleep problems between ladies are at risk of misdiagnosis and hence mistreatment. A Woman's advisor to Sleep problems is the 1st accomplished booklet written approximately sleep issues in ladies by way of a number one medical examiner within the box. Dr. Kryger offers an intensive review of sleep issues between girls. He indicates tips to verify no matter if a snooze challenge is a illness, aid pinpoint explanations, and what may be performed to assist. A source consultant, sleep questionnaire, and worksheet are integrated to help the reader--and her doctor--in comparing her situation.

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Some women may find that though they are tired and want to spend more time in bed, they are instead awake more of the time restlessly tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position. A more extreme version of this restlessness is in fact a medically diagnosable sleep disorder called restless legs syndrome (see Chapter 11 for a more detailed discussion). Restless legs syndrome is an uncontrollable urge to move due to unpleasant tingling sensations in the legs. Some women develop other problems that keep them awake at night such as cramps in their calves or back pains.

Additionally, if the baby snores loudly or obstructs or stops breathing repeatedly during sleep, she or he may have apnea. Check this out with the doctor. If the baby turns blue, get medical help immediately as this is a sign of low blood oxygen. Two to Twelve Months What parents should expect. The baby’s nighttime sleep episodes gradually become longer. By four to six months of age he or she will temporarily wake up during the night but should begin to have the ability to fall back to sleep on his or her own.

Her doctor also noted that she had been snoring loudly ever since she was a teenager. She was referred to the sleep disorders center in hopes of getting to the root of both her snoring and her sleepiness problem. On evaluation at the center, her examination revealed she was slightly overweight; at five foot five she was 160 pounds. What was more unusual about her was that she had much more facial hair than is normal for a woman and very hairy arms and legs as well as hair on her chest between her breasts.

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