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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more

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Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.

Varies: There may be more than one cause. Valero apnea could potentially be the cause of your slope issues. There are multiple potential causes of heel and knee pain. Getting a good medical check up and discussing with your primary care doctor would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Sleep Apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer and gasping for air. See a sleep specialist for evaluation, sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

Bedbugs: In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated. ...Read more

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Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal considerations would be catecholamine (adrenaline) factors. Cardiac conditions should also be considered (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Variant asthma a more remote possiblity. ...Read more

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Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

No: Dust mites are every where. You would have clean the sleeping bag extensively and this may reduce their numbers but they wo uld still be there. ...Read more

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I live in the basement apartment no windows for air circulation . Should I have a humidifier .?

I live in the basement apartment no windows for air circulation . Should I have a  humidifier .?

Basement apartment: A humidifier should be used if there is central heating or cooling that dry the air. An air purifier would be even more important if there is excess moisture that could lead to more mold growth. The best purifiers are the ones that circulate the room air through filters, though they are more expensive. Shop around, I personally like IQAir. ...Read more

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1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awake, there is nothing you can do. Most infants will naturally fall asleep when they are tired. Most take 2 naps in the day, and 12 to 15 hours at night, but just like adults, they can go off schedule. If 24, go check her out. ...Read more

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Unable to sleep at night, keep walking during day & night time in and out of house. Unable to sit in door closed rooms, keep light on during night.

Unable to sleep at night, keep walking during day & night time in and out of house. Unable to sit in door closed rooms, keep light on during night.

See your doctor : See your doctor for an evaluation. It sounds like you have insomnia and anxiety symptoms. Your doctor can recommend treatment options to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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6 wk old extreme difficulty sleeping. Won't sleep in crib, swing, car, or swaddled. Please help it takes us hours before she finally falls asleep.

6 wk old extreme difficulty sleeping. Won't sleep in crib, swing, car, or swaddled. Please help it takes us hours before she finally falls asleep.

It can be tough: Make time approaching sleep time calm and quiet. Don't feed, overstimulate, have tickles and then expect the child to just shut down and go to sleep. Won't happen. Dont respond instantly so they learn to lull themselves to sleep. Let them figure it out without a lot of interference from you. Google My newborn won't sleep. Lots of really good info from multiple sources like Parents.com. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV from bed sheets or bed matress?

Can you get HPV from bed sheets or bed matress?

Potentially yes: Transmission of hpv by fomites (inanimate objects) such as clothing and bedclothes has been reported, although the major route of spread is through direct sexual contact or, more rarely, skin-to-skin contact during sexual acts. ...Read more

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Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?

Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?

Please see a doctor: what you described is worrisome, you might be used to, but unabated severe pain for 12 hours shouldn't be ignored, especially with your history, seek help now ...Read more

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1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?

1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?

Normal sleep pattern: OK, if your baby had a serious problem, it would have more symptoms than being awake, like cry, fussiness, fever, etc. If the only issue you have is staying awake, your baby is likely just off schedule. That said, but it to sleep around an hour earlier than typical to make up for its lack of sleep. If your baby does not sleep after 24 hours, go see your doc. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Washing: Washing in hot boiling water should eradicate the bugswho can live in soft and spongy toys. ...Read more

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Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Not by itself: The question is why? If the baby is not covered properly it could be chilling. It may be O.K. If the room is too hot because of geographic locality. ...Read more