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Comfortable Sleeping Positions For Pregnant Women
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Pain from wrong sleeping positions, and also any simple pain relieving remedies to discontinue these body aches?
Yes: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body. An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping. A sleep study can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more
I can move my neck forward, right and left side easily, but it is very painful to move it backwards, why? No trauma, injury or bad sleeping positions?
Neck sprain: Common, with faulty postures that we acquire theses days, watching TVs, using computers /smart phones. Rest, warm compresses, pain killers, and a correct posture would help, it may take some time, if no improvement, becomes worse or new symptoms develop see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
Not on stomach: Generally any position but flat on your stomach. Trying a pillow between your knees if you lye on you side or under your knees if you are on your back may also help. ...Read more
Are there any sleeping positions to help relieve the pain of straight neck with four buldging discs c-4-5-6&7?
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
It Depends: There aren't "healthy" and "unhealthy" sleep positions from a pure sleep point of view. If you have sleep apnea, sleeping on your back worsens the breathing event. Heartburn patients should sleep with their head elevated to reduce symptoms. In pregnancy, sleeping on your side is preferable, especially in the third trimester. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pillows under legs: Here are my recommendations for sleeping with a sore back: 1) the most important thing for a sore back is to have the right type of mattress. You want one that will provide good support yet be able to accommodate pressure points. 2) whether you sleep on your side or on your back, it is a good idea to use pillows between your legs when on your side, & under your knees when lying on your back. ...Read more
When i sleep on my right side, the left side of my hip burns. I wake up throughout the night and change sleeping positions, but it's not going away.?
I'm suffering from spondelitis problem n please tel me what are the correct sleeping positions and to mention i'm a sleeper on stomach n my neck paining ?
Sleeping position: The correct sleeping position for any given individual is that which allows for sound & pain-free sleep such that you wake up refreshed. Whether this is on one side or other vs back or stomach is really up to you and may in fact change w/time. You'll need to experiment to find out what's best for you. ...Read more
Usually, avoid : Sleeping on your stomach. Using a fetal or knee pulled up to chest position on either your right or left side with or without a pillow between your knees is a common recommendation as is sleeping on your back with your knees bent with pillows under them as well. ...Read more
Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. My chin kind of changed and I don't know why.
I thought it was my heart but turns out to be my muscles that are hurting. Anyway i can alleviate this? Posture/sleeping positions? Massages?
Explore the cause: Now that you found the problem is muscular pain you should find what is causing it. It could be due to strain from lifting etc., caused by inflammation, caused by infections, structural mal-alignments etc. The optimal treatment depends on the underlying cause. Consult a holistic md, specialist in physical medicine or do who does osteopathic manipulation. See my comment for links. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having really bad neck and sholder pain last few nights out of no where, same sleeping positions. 5 weeks pregnant...any ideas?
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