Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:
i am struggling to manage the stress in my life and am having huge sleep problems, i can sleep 5 hours a night or 10 and never feel rested. i trying to workout but the weight doesn't seem to fall off.
stress, sleep and weight managment?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep Hygiene is Key: Keep reg. bed & wake time. Make routine: warm bath /shower, aromatherapy, read, or light music. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress/pillows & no work materials or computer. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. No food 2-3 hrs, caffeine w/i 6 hrs, alcohol or smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. Exercise at least few hrs before bed. No naps. Retire only if tired. Deal wi problems at another time. After
41 viewsAnswered Sep 23, 2020
Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a health food store does not mean that it is safe. It is never advisable under any circumstances to give an infant a sleep aide whether it be by prescription or over the counter.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
My urinary tract infection seems to be gone. Do I still need to take the rest of my antibiotic medication?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Certainly: Subsidence of symptoms, e.g., painful urination or fever, does not generally mean complete clearing of uti. Premature termination of drug treatment results in leaving half-dead (antibiotic resistant) bugs behind.
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Does lack of sleep increase my pain?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Lack of sleep affects your pain threshold more important would be, does pain not let you sleep at night and why.?
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 25-year-old female asked:
My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 23, 2020
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