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I have a broken bone in my neck, I am wearing a neck brace, is it ok if I lay on my back or is it better if I sleep sitting up the bone is broken on the second verterbrae, is it better if I sleep sitting up or laying down
Neck fracture: I assume you are not having neurologic symptoms and your physician is not concerned about potential neurologic deficits. If the fracture is not of this concern and possibly involves more peripheral structures like a spinous or transverse process, it primarily will depend upon what is most comfortable for you. Either seated or supine would be reasonable. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with havin a bulgin disk in my back. Can stretchin or bein active help? Have difficulty sitting up 2 long or find a comfy way to sleep
Disc: Most disk problems can resolve within 4-6 weeks without specific treatment except anti-inflammatory medications, pain medication and occasional muscle relaxants. I don't recommend active exercises involving your back while you're symptomatic. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing but stay normally active. If symptoms remain severe after 4to6 weeks, consult pain management specialist or neurosurgeon ...Read more
Get used to it...: I can sleep sitting up almost anywhere. I say it's from all the boring medical texts I had to read as a student - we get a lot of practice... And I mean sitting straight up on the couch. You will only have to do this for a short period of time and sooner or later your body will just crave sleep so much that it will start to come easier. Have faith! ...Read more
Not really: Not really...However, when you are cold, your body needs to use more energy to maintain a stable core temperature. This requires more energy expenditure...Energy which could be used for immune function if you were especially debilitated or weak in the first place. ...Read more
When I'm standing up or sitting down I can breath good but when I lay down and try to sleep I can't breath good. Why does this happen?
Orthopnea: This is called orthopnea. Are you having any other symptoms such as enlarged lymph nodes anywhere on your body, fevers, weight loss, night sweats or diffuse itchiness? Are you having any swelling in your hands or feet? Overweight? How long has this been going on? It is worsening? I would recommend seeing a doctor. They will do a physical exam and perhaps get a chest xray. ...Read more
Fell a sleep sitting up during Nebulising medication and Medication ran out how safe is it for the air to continue being inhaled after medication?
Should be safe.: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
She is found sleeping while sitting and can't control it anyway even after having slept for more than 12 hours. Going on past 7 years. Your advice?
Seven Years?: It is time to sign off of the internet and get this patient to the doctor. ...Read more
She is found sleeping while sitting and can't control it anyway even after having slept for more than 12 hours. What is your advice regarding this?
Narcolepsy: This patient needs to be seen by her family physician and most likely needs a sleep study at the bare minimum. ...Read more
What would cause a sensation of spinning when awoken from sleep (without sitting up or standing)? Happens few times a week Resolves after resting more
Inner ear.: A sensation of spinning would most usually arise from something going on in the inner ear. While it could be vertigo, it would more likely be labyrinthitis, which is related to inflammation or infection in the inner ear with resultant disruption of the balance mechanism therein. Could be related to allergies if you have associated symptoms of such. ...Read more
I"ve a pain at the bottom of my lift feet & it appears mostly when I wake up from a sleep or after a long sitting.?
Plantar Fasciatis: Is the most likely cause. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
My husband sleeps whenever he is still. If he's sitting, he's sleeping. Now, he's falling asleep at the wheel. What could this be?
Scared. Fall into" instant'sleep spells often sitting on couch. Sleep 1_3hours. Tonight began dozing while on the phone. Ideas? Thank you.
Sleepiness: Sleepiness in your case may be due to the taking of tranquilizers like xanax (alprazolam) and some people experience fatigue or drowsiness while on beta blockers like metoprolol. Narcolepsy and sleep apnea can also cause problematic daytime somnolence. Discuss this symptom with your physician who will review your medications and refer you for appropriate tests or consultations with specialists like neurologist ...Read more
My boyfriend has bppv. We read that sleeping, sitting up, could help. Is this true? What other way could help besides the original method?
Epley maneuver: Check out epley maneuver. It has proved to be effective in ~80% of cases. ...Read more
I have back discomfort more than a week now. Its worst during prolonged sitting. At night, just discomfort. Relieve after sleeping. Should I worry?
You probably don't..: Need to worry, but it is something to pay attention to. At your age, you likely strained your lumbar support muscles during some, even mild, activity. Pain with sitting often suggests some degeneration of a disc which leads to inflammation/slight instability. Most all back pain gets better in a few weeks. Learn Back Stabilization Exercises, rest, use ice/heat, and OTC meds. To Doc if not better. ...Read more
Sleep from 4 am to 10:30 am each " night".For almost a year now I fall asleep instantly sitting up on couch around 11pm to 1:30 am drs. Not concerned?
Your concern is?: What do you ask? We all have variations on the amount of sleep we need each night. You are getting a normal amount, 7:30 hours nightly. Would you like to "move bedtime and awake time fwd? " your circadian rhythms are set over last year. You need to move bedtime fwd about! Hr nightly. You will then be in synch. Asleep on couch fom 11pm--to 1:30 am doesn't sound like narcolepsy.See a sleep expert. ...Read more
Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts), is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?
Not as restful: While sleeping upright in a chair, some of your muscles are still working to keep you upright, which could signal to your brain not to have a very deep, restorative sleep and cause daytime fatigue, decreased concentration, body aches among others. Sleeping horizontally allows your body to relax and enter into the 4 sleep stages that are crucial reset and repair your body. ...Read more
My HR is usually in the 70s or 80s when sitting; but, sometimes before going to sleep it's 55 or so. Haven't exercised in 1 year. Is HR of 55 too low?
Hr: Heart rates are variable and if you have no symptoms 55 beats/min at rest is normal for you ...Read more
I fell on my back on Tuesday and have seen a dr but my siatica pain is so severe I can't sleep and am really struggling to walk and sitting is agony.?
I feel tired very soon. Even if I stand for 5-10 min, I feel like finding a chair and sitting. I like sleeping a lottt and a bit lazy too. Any solutions?
Chronic Tiredness: Being a young person with these complaints can be for several reasons get med checkup and lab work to assurela there is no medical causes dm, thyroid issues several other causes can present like that if there is no med issues get an eval with psychiatrist to discuss if the lack of motivation sleep disturbance is 2ndry to depression or not. Could be low vit d levels B12 deficiencies start with md. ...Read more
Petrified. Sleep 6 to 7 hrs a night. Up for 12 to 14 hrs and at least 5 nights a week fall aslerp sitting up on couch 10pm or so until woken with effort?
Xanax (alprazolam): The most likely answer lies in the timing of your xanax (alprazolam) or your xanax (alprazolam) dose. Talk to your prescriber about that. If that does not help, then see a sleep disorders specialist. Always practice good sleep hygiene. http://counselingservice. Vassar. Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20handout%20for%20clients. Pdf. ...Read more
Had cold week ago/using afrin (oxymetazoline). By very early morning, I get very stuffed up/can't sleep. Afrin (oxymetazoline) does not help. Sitting up makes better. What's wrong?
Anxiety disorder: Is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and. Rec.: see you pcp for the referral. ...Read more
Bppv. We read that sleeping, sitting up, could help. Is this true? What other way could help besides the epley maneuver?
The exercise therapies are the best treatment for benign positional vertigo
brandt-daroff maneuvers can help if epley does not. Sit on the side of the bed, then lay down on your side of the affected ear. Sit up again, then lay down on the opposite side. Repeat 5 times in a row, twice daily. ...Read more
My blood oxygen sitting down is 96...when sleep at night and lay dawn almost 92-93. ..I feel like no oxygen in my body. What can help
Oxygen: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, there are couple of different possibilities; the most important ones being obstructive Sleep Apneia. Others could be Obesity hypoventilation Syndrome, cardiovascular and/or lung relate issues. If you are interested I will be more than happy to go through a detailed history, I need more information to differentiate one from the other. I hope it helps. Thank you :) ...Read more
My friend kicked me at my lower back four months ago. Thereon im feeling pain at lower back while sleeping or sitting but not standing.
As above: See u pcp for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
When I sleep, there's at time that I suddenly woke up sitting but when I wanna sleep back to my pillow I felt like I wanna faint or something. Why?
Thick salavia/white clear mucus. Feels thick when swallowing. Almost like gulping air but thick. Should I sleep sitting up? Or is it okay to lay down?
As above: See u pcp for evaluation, and treatment. ...Read more