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Doctor insights on: Comfortable Sleeping Positions For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Having really bad neck and sholder pain last few nights out of no where, same sleeping positions. 5 weeks pregnant...any ideas?

Having really bad neck and sholder pain last few nights out of no where, same sleeping positions. 5 weeks pregnant...any ideas?

Neck pain: What you describe seems muscular. Muscle stiffness and muscle ache can arise from sleep positions. Try massage, ice packs, some gentle heat. Is there a trigger point that needs massage? Hot shower may help, too. ...Read more

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What are the healthiest sleeping positions?

What are the healthiest sleeping positions?

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 more

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For sciatica, do you have tips for sleeping positions?

For sciatica, do you have tips for sleeping positions?

Pillow under knees: Sciatica pain is most severe when the legs are straight so sleep on your back with a pillow rolled up and placed underneath your knees. ...Read more

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What are the best sleeping positions after you have a c section?

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

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Pain from wrong sleeping positions, and also any simple pain relieving remedies to discontinue these body aches?

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

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Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. My chin kind of changed and I don't know why.

Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. My chin kind of changed and I don't know why.

Not likely: If you noticed a sudden change in your jaw, get it looked at ASAP to rule out any issue that may require immediate treatment. Sleep position isn't a likely cause but something else may be causing this. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping positions be for cervical issues?does a neck pillow help?

See details: A cervical pillow may help. Sleep on your back or side, never of your abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more