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i am a nanni at house with 3 children and same nights a sleep

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i am a nanni at house with 3 children and same nights a sleep over and the small one girl she is four ys.old does not have a restfull sleep she tossed in bed all night she sits and talk and laid down again and make a scary noise grinding her theet she calms down at 3:30 or 4:00. She has to wake up a 7 and she is always grampy.I am concern about her health. thank you! Angelita Resendez.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 4 years ago.

PediatricMD :

Hello & welcome to Just Answer!

If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.

PediatricMD :

I understand your concern, and would agree that what you are describing is not normal

PediatricMD :

there can be many reasons for this sleep problem,

PediatricMD :

it could range from obstructive sleep apnea, to night mares/ night terrors

PediatricMD :

I would recommend that the child be evaluated by the pediatrician for the same, so that the cause be found and appropriate treatment can be started,

PediatricMD :

Please remember to accept the answer by pressing the GREEN accept button, do get back for any clarifications

Customer:

what is the treatment?

Customer:

i am sure its not apnea

Customer:

she does not seem to have any problems to breath.

PediatricMD :

Ok,

PediatricMD :

Thanks for getting back,

PediatricMD :

So,

PediatricMD :

Since I am unable to examine the child,

PediatricMD :

I really can not give you a specific treatment here,

PediatricMD :

BUT, a pediatric examination is essential to try and find the cause of her disturbed sleep,

PediatricMD :

I assume that she does not have any mouth breathing / snoring ?

PediatricMD :

Now the treatment depends on the cause, and since we do not know this, it would be for the treating doctor to decide,

PediatricMD :

I have used short term sleep medicines (prescription only) for some of these children to try and change the sleep pattern,

PediatricMD :

but this can only be done after discussing with her pediatrician,

PediatricMD :

Please remember to accept the answer by pressing the GREEN accept button, do get back for any clarifications

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you, we gonna talk with her doctor and try a treatment.