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Can I Sleep On Waterbed With Backpain
I often wake up with neck pain and a severe tension headache. Why am I getting "stressed" while sleeping? My pillow and mattress are good quality.
First, treat it!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Generally, sleep in a fetal position. If pain is worse at night , get checked immediately. ...Read more
Headaches Causes: You will need to see your Internist to sort the potential causes of your "positional headaches". It could be due to your cervical spine, it could be positional in origin, or it could be due to hemodynamic etiologies. I suggest you see your Internist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have degenerative disk disease and am having real difficulty sleeping soundly. Will sleeping on the floor help? Can't sleep in my bed.
DJD: Certainly a hard surface may be better. But this is not true for everyone. The best was to determine this is to try it out. ...Read more
Consider Melatonin: Also use excellent 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 gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable. ...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
I have to prop my head on 3 pillows to sleep at night, and have woken up with a sinus headache. I do have trouble getting to sleep. Any possible cause?
I am in 26th week of pregnancy and unble sleep during night. How to cope up with this. I am also drinking warm milk before bed.
Exercise : Increase your exercise during the day. Wake up extra early so you'll be sleepy at night. Avoid taking naps during the day. Limit caffeine intake. Read a book before going to sleep. Avoiding late-night television ipad or other stimulating activities. Try yoga or other relaxation techniques. Hopefully some of these tips will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad insomnia, haven't slept in days i haven't been able to sleep in days. I take multiple sleeping pills to help with insomnia but they're not working. What can I do?
See a psychiatrist: Certainly you have to rule out bipolar disorder. Please see a psychiatrist who. Can diagnose you and render appropriate treatment. Insomnia that severe is almost always from a psychiatric condition or withdrawal from something. You need acute intervention. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I like my head to be elevated when I sleep. Can sleeping with too many pillows cause back problems?
I am 15weeks pregnant and sleeping with my left side as adviced as not been easy, what can I do to help sleep better with my sides?
Do your best: At 15 weeks, it is less of an issue since the uterus is still small. You cannot help what you do in your sleep. Also, you dont have to be on your sides, just tilted. Although the left side is the scientific answer, i tell my patients either side is fine. Just do your best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had surgery 5/10 and havnt got any sleep since with pain and immobilizer. I can finally sleep without brace so what's the best position?
What area operated: What part of body was operated. Be happy to gove advise but the question if incomplete. ...Read more
I have trouble sleeping i can go three to five days with no sleep then im in a daze how can i make myself sleep?
Insomnia: I understand your concern for having trouble sleeping At age 39, stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, Children leaving home, work and finances can cause anxiety depression, sleep problem. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment including Medication, Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation Have physical exercise in the evening, use breathing relaxation and soft music. ...Read more
I have heel pain/burning in the back of my heel. How can I rest it while in bed? Can I use a pillow? I usually sleep and rest on my back. Plz advise.
?bursitis: If you have some firm swelling over the back of the heel , you may have bursitis. Regardless, you can place your leg over a pillow, with your leg resting by its calf on the pillow. You can use aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for the discomfort. If this persists, I suggest you seek a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
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