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does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Braces and sleep: In general no. Sometimes face/mough/jaw can be sore at times which may be a factor in position you sleep.
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Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Braces: Braces themselves usually doesn't require you to change posture when sleeping unless you have headgear.
Dr. David Schleimer
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No: Braces will not change your favorite sleeping position. Some orthodontists still use headgear, but personally i find I do not have to use them, ever, ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Go for it: I'm not sure i understand your question, but if you are used to an empty bed, and you now have a partner, it can be a little bit of a challenge initia ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
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Probably: Sleeping on your back should not cause this sort of pain.iwould suggest you wait until the wound has healed. I hope yoyvare on antibiotics as the woun ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Cough: If you have a cough and shortness of breath, please ask your PCP to evaluate you for infection. You should see a physician right away, to rule out oth ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hope this helps: http://www.livestrong.com/article/557668-no-more-neck-pain/.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck Pain: Arthritic symptoms typically cause stiffness with inactivity that seems to loosen up as the day gets rolling. Don't waste money, but trying a couple d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general i would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain where ?: In general w the absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back is considered optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to ... Read More
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