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What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

Bed bugs do.: Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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How do I know if im allergic to my foam mattress?

How do I know if im allergic to my foam mattress?

Foam mattress: It is not all that simple. If you are having problems you can take a small same of it (maybe with the help of the manufacturer0 to an allergist for a patch test with controls. Sometimes it is not the foam matress but fungicides or other chemicals or even dust mites. ...Read more

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What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more

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How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

Mobility: Once your child begins to get on his/her knees, or pulls to stand, the crib mattress should be lowered all the way to prevent climbing and falling. ...Read more

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

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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I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

Good question: The answer should be easy but differs from person to person. You might need to try several products to find what works for you. Some people sleep on the side with a small pillow between their legs. Others buy a long pillow to place along their back. Others try different types of pillows. Buying a bed is a big expense but might be needed if other approaches do not work. ...Read more

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Medically will it be alright to use an electric mattress in moderate night temp say +4°c and above?

Medically will it be alright to use an electric mattress in moderate night temp say +4°c and above?

Controversy: Typically you will not want to raise your body temperature throughout the night with mattress warmer. Can cause changes to sleep and hormonal balance. If you can see if you can set a timer to stop heating after about 30 minutes which is about the time that many people start going into a deeper sleep. ...Read more

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I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

Exercise: One of the most effective solutions for anyone with back pain/problems is to strengthen the muscles of the torso with exercises that target flexibility and strength building in the muscles of the abdomen, upper back, and lower back. Just be sure to have your doctor make sure there are not any more serious issues before you begin a new exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What is a good mattress?

What is a good mattress?

U can rest WELL..: Each person has different need for sleep comfort. Some can sleep anywhere/everywhere, while others can't get comfortable on certain surfaces. When u are young, any safe place is a good place to sleep. As u get older, things change--we get stiffer, arthritis kicks in, muscles are weaker, skin not so tough--then u need comfortable surface--where u can rest/sleep w/o aches/pain is good. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to keep mattress dry for elder?

Waterproof Pad: They sell a variety of waterproof pads for mattresses that will protect the mattress. You can find them at a mattress store. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by mattresses?

Is sids caused by mattresses?

Suffocation: Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation. This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not! ...Read more

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How a mattress affect back pain?

How a mattress affect back pain?

Support: A good mattress needs to be able to provide support for your spine, yet still be comfortable. A worn mattress looses its ability to support the spine and will often lead to back pain. A temporary measure for a worn mattress is to place plywood between your mattress and the box spring. This may firm up the mattress and temporarily provide you with more support. Flipping the mattress may also help. ...Read more

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How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get them out of your matress. ...Read more

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Is my back pain caused by my mattress?

Is my back pain caused by my mattress?

UNCLEAR: Prior to your spending lots of money on a new mattress, suggest you seek out an experienced osteopathic physician and get an examination, as numerous problems could be causing back pain. So, before acting precipitously, do yourself a favor, and get a precise plan into place. ...Read more

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What type of mattress is best if back pain?

What type of mattress is best if back pain?

Personal: Mattress choice is best left up to a personal decision. Most of my low back pain patients prefer firm support, but it is not the choice of all the patients. The best advice is to go to a mattress store and pick what suits you best. The most expensive and/or the most features may not necessarily be the best for a given person. ...Read more

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Can a bad mattress cause body aches and pains?

You bet!: Just listen to all those tv commercials :). Yes, there is a hint of truth in them! ...Read more

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Which mattress for back pain is most effective?

No answer: You have to try one until you find one that makes your back feel good. In general one that provides more support is better. ...Read more