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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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

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Will I get sick if I sleep on my dorms old mattress topper?

Will I get sick if I sleep on my dorms old mattress topper?

Probaly not.: If you are worried replace the mattress topper or clean it. But it probably will be oaky either way. ...Read more

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If u have a bad back which is the best mattress to sleep on hard or soft?

If u have a bad back which is the best mattress to sleep on hard or soft?

Good ?: I have had a bad back ; put up with an l5-s1 disk ; leg pain 4 about 7 years . Had a lami in 1982 ; have had no trouble since. During my horrible 7 years i found a firm mattress best. However after performing about 500+ laminectomy's i found every patient was different in their choice of mattresses, some even preferred water beds. B 4 u spend $ try one out. Many places allow u 2 use 4 a while @hom. ...Read more

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In my apartment sleeping on mattress .What bugs bite every night , and the bites become itchy?

In my apartment sleeping   on mattress   .What bugs bite every night , and the bites become itchy?

Many pest: It could be bed bugs, fleas, ants and other biting pest. Have your mattress cleaned and your apartment checked for pest. ...Read more

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What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

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 to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more

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My baby is 9 months now and still sleeping in a bassinet in my room, is that ok for her back development or its better to lay her down on a mattress?

Doesn't matter: I recommend a firm mattress with no blankets, bumpers, pillows for infants.Many infants have suffocated in these in the past. Babies back will develop fine in either setting. ...Read more

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What are the health risks involved in sleep on a used mattress?

Bed bugs: Make sure there are no problems. Otherwise sleep on the floor which is the healthiest anyway. If you care about your back. ...Read more

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How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

Few things: Many recommend rotating and turning over the mattress regularly. This way, the position of your body is on different parts of the mattress and spreads out the areas of weight over more of the mattress. Also, you can get a piece of plywood (3/8 - 1/2 inch thick, at least) and place it under the mattress for greater support. Less costly than a new mattress. Good luck. ...Read more

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