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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
I can't sleep at the normal schedule, i try but i can't sleep until 4a.M. I feel my body so heavy and i can't find a comfortable position. Any advice?
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 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 pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to have severe post nasel drips hitch is stopping me sleeping I can't be in any position other than upright without coughing badly. advice?
NOSE SPRAY: OTC triamcinolone nasal spray (Nasacort) 2 squirts each nostril at bedtime. Before this, sniff water up your nose a few times, best in shower, so you can suck up or blow out most of the mucous. Before bed, get on hands & knees, cough up as much mucous as you can, then take a slug of guaifenesin (Robitussin, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What feels good to: You? 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 pressure on joints & muscles. Sleeping on your back can aid the head & spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. ...Read more
Get tested: Snoring and sleep apnea is often related to our sleeping position. Sleeping on the back is the most common position for snoring and apnea but a relatively simple test can properly diagnose you or at least screen you for a more definitive and costly test (polysomnogram) medibyte makes a simle but sophisticated electronic device that accurately screens for snoring and apnea and can be done at home. ...Read more
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