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Best Sleeping Position For Hemorrhoids
Get tested: Snoring and sleep apnea is often related to our sleeping position. Sleeping on the back is the most common position for snoring and apnea but a relatively simple test can properly diagnose you or at least screen you for a more definitive and costly test (polysomnogram) medibyte makes a simle but sophisticated electronic device that accurately screens for snoring and apnea and can be done at home. ...Read more
WhateversComfortable: There is no specific position that i would recommend if one has a hernia. However, following hernia repair, many patients have told me that getting out of bed is quite difficult the first few days after surgery; this is made much easier by sleeping in a reclining chair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No best answer: The real question is what is the shoulder pain from? Is it inflammation of a bursa in the shoulder, muscle related or even a tendon tear? The possibility of a referred pain into the shoulder from neck joints(facets) or nerve roots is also possible. Finding the underlying problem is the first task. Then making sure your laying in a position that will not worsen that underlying pathology. ...Read more
Could you suggest the best position and props to achieve most comfort while sleeping with torn meniscus?
It depends: There are 2 menisci in the knee, medial and lateral. Tears can be anterior (in the front) or posteriorly (in the back). The most common tear is medial and posterior. Sleeping with the knee partially propped up in flexion will work, but your knee will typically tell you what feels best. If it continues to interfere with sleep and activites of daily living, you shuld have it treated (arthroscopy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more
Find out the cause:: Second hand smoking is one of them, so don't smoke around. Other: cold dry air, common cold/viruses, allergy. Night time cough can be because of postnasal drip/asthma. Viral bronchiolitis is common in younger kids. Make sure her nose is clear, put saline nasal drops, suck mucous with bulb syringe, use a humidifier in room. No cough med. Sleep position: up to 1 yr is on back, keep head up. See doc. ...Read more
Sleep: Sleeping on your side is reported to reduce cramping. But, i don't have a clue if body positioning makes any difference regarding flow or pad use. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is accepted by most in the health care field that babies should definitely sleep on their back because it is felt to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Long ago, i was taught that babies that slept on their backs had a higher incidence of scoliosis as infants than those that sleep on their stomachs, but it is not really believed anymore. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest the best position and props to achieve the most comfort while sleeping with a torn meniscus?
Professional advice from posture and spine/neck experts. Is it better to sleep without a pillow&on back? If using pillow should shoulders be on pillow
Whatever is: Comfortable. It may take some creative pillow arrangement to find a comfortable position but whatever one you find that works for you early on is best. Late in pregnancy sleeping on your tummy or back are not advised. Sleeping on your left side is associated with a lower risk to baby. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/14/pregnant-women-sleep-left-stillbirth ...Read more
What is ergonomically better for my all day sitting job (seat or back cushion)? And can either help with orthostatic hypotension?
On your back: Whatever hurts the least,Get a more detailed answer ›
What can be done to decrease suctioning from a tracheotomy at night? And what's the best sleeping aid for staying asleep at night?
Fluid adjust?: Change fluids and timing to see if that is an issue. Congestive heart failure may precipitate nocturnal lying down pulmonary fluid. If the suctionable material is purulent-pus then antibiotics may help. Would not use sleep help beyond Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in this person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been sleeping 2-3 am every night for long time. Trying to fix by going to sleep 11-12 at night. Best ways and supplements for sleepiness?
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