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Does Getting Braces Mean You Have To Change Your Sleeping Position
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
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
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
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
Possibly: In general w the 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain where ?: In general w the 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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