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Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Pain in left trap recently relieved. Pain due to sleeping on air mattress. But a nerve is irritated below my left tri. Any suggestions for cause?

Pain in left trap recently relieved. Pain due to sleeping on air mattress. But a nerve is irritated below my left tri. Any suggestions for cause?

Disc: Pain at the triceps from the neck is usually cervical radiculopathy likely due to a disc protrusion that may be irritating the nerve. As long as you don't have progressive arm pain, numbness, weakness, try various neck therapies (pt, chiro, ice, nsaids), good pillow for the neck, good posture, alternate neck positions (limit computer/laptop) use. If not better after a few weeks get an mri. ...Read more

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Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips? In a bed, no pain? Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips?  In a bed, no pain?  Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Hip pain : When you sleep on a couch or an air mattress they don't give enough support for your body, so parts of your body sags in the mattress, it is best if you avoid that since you're getting the pain every time, why suffer? The problem is in the mattress & not in you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

They are everywhere: Dust mites are not just in your mattress. They are in your clothes, your carpet, your curtains, and all your upholstered furniture. Most allergists are able to help you figure out how to reduce (not eliminate) exposure to dust mites. ...Read more

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I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

Injury to Arm: You have either bruised your arm muscles or may have broken one of the bones in the arm. The only way to know what to do is either go see a physician or let us know how your arm looks on the surface? color? ?swelling? Can your move(bend and roll your wrist? What pain medication are you taking? If you send these details, we can offer you further guidance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sleeping on a bad mattress?

What are the symptoms of sleeping on a bad mattress?

Besides : Back pain? A "bad mattress" is in the back of the sleeper. If you are getting non-restorative sleep; waking frequently; have neck and back pain, that's a "bad mattress" for you. One size does not fit all. Good sleep hygeine is also important and cannot be underestimated, either. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better on a soft mattress?

Please advise how to sleep better on a soft mattress?

If your mattress is: Feeling too soft for you- have you tried placing a board under it? Additionally, use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to. ...Read more