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Does The Position You Sleep In Affect Your Sleep
Yes: In around 30% and up to 50% of the time sleep apnea and snoring improves when the person is not on his/her back. Therefore, sleeping on the side may improve the sleep quality if the person has positional sleep apnea. Pain associated with certain conditions may get better or worse with certain positions. Pain affects the quality of sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes use good 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 many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. >>>. ...Read more
Does the brain rest better if you lie down and sleep as opposed to sleeping while sitting? Even if you sleep for the same number of hours? Why?
It's an "old": concept that lying down allowed more "circulation" to the brain thus was "healthier" This is not proven by any scientifically based medical stdies that i know of! IF THE SLEEP IS COMFORTABLE AND DEEP it is just as "good" for the brain as prone sleep! My Opnion Only Hope it helps Dr Z ...Read more
Sleep paralysis: During REM sleep, when you are dreaming, your body is paralyzed so you do not act out your dreams and hurt yourself. Sometimes people wake up out of REM but their muscles are still paralyzed. It is very alarming but it goes away on its own. Sleeping on your back is not the cause of sleep paralysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Some people report that long-term stress, sitting for hours in front of their computer screens day in and day out, and chronic sleep deprivation have made their eyes worse. For the most part, the scientific literature does not tend to support that claim, but there are some who would say that you need to take as good care of your eyes as you do of the other parts of your body. ...Read more
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
More difficult: Co-sleeping babies do tend to wake more, perhaps because mom and baby are quicker to hear and react to each other, but also because it's quick and easy for mom to nurse. If independent sleep is a top priority for you, co-sleeping may not be the way to go. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably not: A stuffy room may affect your sleep quality but not likely your muscle mass in any significant way. If you are asking because you have experienced a loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue or any other specific symptoms, then you should consult your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everything: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released influencing every cell and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more
What are causes of a bowel movement in your sleep that does not wake you? And of vomiting in your sleep, when you only wake because you are choking on
We all pass gas when: We sleep, and if you are having diarrhea, then it might not be unusual to pass some stool at the same time. GE reflux is not uncommon, and when lying down, esp on a full stomach and may seem like vomiting. Imodium (loperamide) slows intestinal activity, but may also delay stomach emptying. Aside from that, abnormal sedation from alcohol, sleeping pills, seizure, or occasionally a bad dream. I wish u well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best postions to sleep in to have a healthy baby. I have heard that sleeping on your back reduces oxygen supply to the baby. Is it true?
Can when you go to sleep be as important as how much sleep you get in terms of the energy one has during the day? Or, does it not matter what time you go to bed?
Sleep Apnea: You are required to consult your sleep specialist and technologist to adjust pressure, you should not try it by your self as it can lead to complications such as increased pressure causing central apneas etc. Autopap machines are supposed to adjust pressure themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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