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Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Braces and sleep: In general no. Sometimes face/mough/jaw can be sore at times which may be a factor in position you sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How can you change your sleeping position when new partner?

How can you change your sleeping position when new partner?

Go for it: I'm not sure I understand your question, but if you are used to an empty bed, and you now have a partner, it can be a little bit of a challenge initially. First of all, get a bed that is big enough for the two of you. Then, I'm sure that it will all work out. ...Read more

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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stiff neck everyday. Should I change my pillow? Sleeping position? Ideas?

I wake up with a stiff neck everyday. Should I change my pillow? Sleeping position? Ideas?

Neck Pain: Arthritic symptoms typically cause stiffness with inactivity that seems to loosen up as the day gets rolling. Don't waste money, but trying a couple different pillows could help. Taking an otc anti-inflammatory at bedtime could also help. Mckenzie pt, nsaid's, are reasonable as a first step. Md eval next. ...Read more

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What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?

What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?

Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more

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I get really bad neck ache. Bad sleep position or what?

I get really bad neck ache. Bad sleep position or what?

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absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back may be optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. Sleeping on the side can also. ...Read more

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What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general I would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best sleeping position for your back if you have pain?

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absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back is considered optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best position is sleeping on the side. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts >. ...Read more

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Best sleep position (s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Best sleep position (s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Use pillows: Dear JenniScott,

Comfort is paramount when sleeping. Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and improve neck pain. If you have lower back pain, using a pillow behind your knees to slightly elevate it can help back pain. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it cause lead to unwanted neck discomfort in the am. A firmer bed or memory foam mattress may do the trick. Happy sleeping! ...Read more

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Why does sleeping position in the bed cause sids?

Why does sleeping position in the bed cause sids?

Not known: The exact cause of sids is not known; however, there are risks now known. One of these is body position in bed. The idea behind back sleeping is that neck muscles and trunk muscles are not entirely formed so airway compromise can be more likely to occur and unlike in grown child or adult, babies cannot turn themselves over. ...Read more

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What sleeping position is best to avoid shoulder pain?

No best answer: The real question is what is the shoulder pain from? Is it inflammation of a bursa in the shoulder, muscle related or even a tendon tear? The possibility of a referred pain into the shoulder from neck joints (facets) or nerve roots is also possible. Finding the underlying problem is the first task. Then making sure your laying in a position that will not worsen that underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Does getting braces change your face structure in any way?

Does getting braces change your face structure in any way?

It can: Depending upon your skeletal and dental problems, orthodontics may have a profound impact on facial structure or none at all. The overwhelming majority of changes are positive, and if there is doubt that it may negatively change your facial form, combined jaw (orthognathic) surgery can be incorporated into the plan of treatment. If severe problems, braces+ surgery can have wonderful results. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a chiropractic adjustment. What is best sleeping position?

What to do if I had a chiropractic adjustment. What is best sleeping position?

Generally avoiding: Sleeping on your stomach and using a relatively single flat pillow. Sleeping on your back with a pillow beneath your knees or on your side with your knees bent and possibly with a pillow between them are several suggestions. ...Read more

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I am trying to grow taller is there any sleeping position that will help with this?

I am trying to grow taller is there any sleeping position that will help with this?

Not realistic: At a listed age of 23, your growth centers have closed and there is no sleeping position, exercise, diet or medication that will allow you to grow taller. Once the growth centers close they form solid bone and never re-open. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for hemorrhoids?

What is the best sleeping position for hemorrhoids?

Left side: Lying down on your left side puts less pressure on the portal vein on the right which backs up in the blood vessels causing hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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Does sleeping position matter after the embryo transfer?

Does sleeping position matter after the embryo transfer?

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Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

Is normal to get a loose tooth just after getting braces?

Yes: All the teeth may get a little loose although you may just notice one that is looser. The bone cells on the side of the tooth are resorbed allowing the tooth to move. New bone then grows on the other side. This takes time and is the reason retainers are used after the teeth are straight. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum sleeping position for large breasts?

Which is the optimum sleeping position for large breasts?

Sleep on your sides: It's probably best to sleep on your sides. You may want to use a small pillow under your breast to support them during sleep. The weight of large breasts when sleeping supine (on your back) can prevent the lungs from expanding fully, especially during rem sleep. ...Read more

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Could a bad sleeping position cause numbness in my the biceps?

Yes: Yes, if you are cutting off the blood supply or impinging on a nerve in your neck. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more

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Treatment for 4 months baby caugh and best sleeping position for her?

Treatment for 4 months baby caugh and best sleeping position for her?

Find out the cause:: Second hand smoking is one of them, so don't smoke around. Other: cold dry air, common cold/viruses, allergy. Night time cough can be because of postnasal drip/asthma. Viral bronchiolitis is common in younger kids. Make sure her nose is clear, put saline nasal drops, suck mucous with bulb syringe, use a humidifier in room. No cough med. Sleep position: up to 1 yr is on back, keep head up. See doc. ...Read more

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I have a compressed spine due to boat accident. What is the best sleeping position?

I have a compressed spine due to boat accident. What is the best sleeping position?

Chronic pain: How can we give you advice not seeing the radiology study?! ...It's not professional. But., you can make decisions by yourself trying different position and find less painful. It will be your best position. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness from sleeping position, have been applying icy hot for 2 days - suggestions?

Neck stiffness from sleeping position, have been applying icy hot for 2 days - suggestions?

Try a: Neck supporter pillow at night. Also biofreeze might work better than icy hot. Aleve2-3 twice a day will help reduce inflammation. Gentle rotation is great for getting it going again! ...Read more

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I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after I wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!

I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after I wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!

Sleep position: You are 29 male and note soreness in the chest/ribs after sleeping. This is most likely a sleep position related. Try sleeping in a reclining chair and note if the pain remains. Check the quality of you mattress the age as well. Start with recording what makes it better or worse to help figure this out if you need your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Will I need to get my teeth cleaned, I'm getting braces in 2 weeks?

Will I need to get my teeth cleaned, I'm getting braces in 2 weeks?

Yes: You should begin your orthodontic treatment with clean teeth. Depending on what type of orthodontic technique is utilized, it may be more difficult for you to maintain the level of oral hygiene before treatment, which can lead to some periodontal problems. Ideally, any periodontal problems should be addressed first. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum sleeping position to prevent cervical pain (neck pain)?

Neck pain: It is impossible to recommend any patient what "best sleeping position" to prevent neck pain. You have to try different sleeping positions in order to determine what position alleviates neck pain since you are one who suffer neck pain. ...Read more

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What are best sleep position (s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position (s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Sleep Position (Definition)

Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder ...Read more