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Elevate Head Of Bed
Head, neck ,shoulder: Water runs downhill and so does stomach contents. Elevating head, neck and shoulders 4"-6" with bricks, blocks of wood under the bed, or a long wedge pillow can help, without hurting your back. Avoid eating for 2-3h before bedtime, don't lie down for 2-3h after eating; avoid coffee, alcohol, peppermint, chamomile, spicy food, fatty foods, chocolate, acidiv foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep with your head raised about 6 inches. Sleeping with the head higher than the stomach reduces the likelihood that partially digested food will reflux into the esophagus. Place books, bricks, or blocks securely under the legs at the head of your bed. Or use a wedge-shaped pillow under your mattress. Sleeping on extra pillows does NOT work ...Read more
Hydrate: Drinking fluids will help increase the blood volume and keep you hydrated. ...Read more
Any long team health, heart, or circulation issue from raising the head of bed 4-6 inches to help with GERD. Would it affect BP? Thanks.
No: There will be no long term adverse consequences from that positioning. ...Read more
Trying to get out of bed today, but everytime i lift my head off the pillow i get a wave of dizziness. Is this serious?
After taking my meds & fall asleep, i feel 2 heavy 2 turn my body & lift my head. Same feelin when i awake and try 2 get out of bed. What causes this?
Beat!!: You should talk to your doctor the dosage of your meds need to be adjusted. ...Read more
Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?
I am getting dizzy while in bed or when I lift my head. The only thing i've changed is that I am not eating meat . Heart press. Is 133/80 pulse 77?
Did you lose: Consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. If you don't have these types of symptoms - you can go to bed. ...Read more