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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 more
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
Had wisdom teeth out Friday, now Monday, swelling won't go down taking ibuprofen and Tylenol, icing elevate head and rest but swelling gets worse.
Post Op Instructions: First and most importantly, STOP using ice. It's important to reduce swelling but only in the first 24 hours! After that it shouldn't be used as it limits the body's circulation in the are which is not helpful for healing. Swelling may take a few days before it starts going down. What you should do is discuss this with the dentist who treated you. Call the office for advice. ...Read more
Hydrate: Drinking fluids will help increase the blood volume and keep you hydrated. ...Read more
Extreme burping when I lay down, use 4 pillows, head of bed is raised 3", female age 63, dread going to bed because of this going on for months now,?
Acid reflux, treatab: You likely have acid reflux which is a common ailment. There are a couple of things to do, one is to take an antacid daily. Secondly make some change in your life style. Avoid eating fried, oily, high fat foods at dinner time. Eat your meals early (3-4 hours before bed time). Take Pepcid (or Zantac) twice daily for one week. Prilosec is a more potent antacid, take in case Pepcid/Zantac not good enou ...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
If I have lower back problems, is it good to elevate my feet and head slightly at night in bed. My bed can do this.
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've been having back spasms for about 3 years now. If im laying on my back my head and shoulders will lift off the bed. My legs will also jerk around.
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
Subluxation: Young females who experiences joint popping with range of motion might have Hypermobility Syndrome; inherited loose joints due to ligament laxity. Associated symptoms might include: premenstrual disorder, IBS, panic attacks, dizziness upon standing, fainting, chronic neck &/or low back pain, TOS, TMJ & migraine headaches. Gravity, injuries & dysautonomia participate in evolution of these symptoms. ...Read more
2 possibilities: You may have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). This is a self-limited inner ear problem caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear which move with position. A second possibility is cervical disc disease which may also cause positional vertigo. See and ENT doctor for a complete balance workup. ...Read more
When it's time for bed, many thoughts roam through my head causing me to lose sleep. How can I fix this?
Every so often when I roll to my side in bed, my head spins for several seconds. Is this anything serious?
If the symptoms resolve quickly, then no.
You can learn exercises to minimize the discomfort. Here is an example of such exercises:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/canalith-repositioning-procedure/basics/definition/prc-20009592? DSECTION=all&p=1
If they persist, you should have an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
When I lay down on my bed with my head on certain position my head spin also when I stand suddenly l lose balance?
This is likely benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Annoying as heck, but not to worry about. It is due to crystals that have gotten out of position in the inner ear and they usually work their way back into place. You will notice specific sides/directions when turning or getting out of bed a certain side will set it off.
Give it a bit of time, and if not better, see MD! ...Read more
While going to bed my head seems revolving around why is this happenning &what is cure for this please let me know.
Vertigo: I assume you are referring to spinning. It could be an internal ear or other vestibular problem. A variety of conditions can cause this. The change in position and closing of eyes induces this. Get a medical evauation, possible and ear nose and throat specialty consult. ...Read more
My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head, should it be xrayed?
Probably not.: Head injuries are worrying if there is loss of consciousness, vomiting, fluid coming from the ears or nose, change in behavior, unequal pupil size, weakness in any muscle of face or body. If none of these are present, and your kid is acting fine, keep a careful watch. For 24 hours, check every 2 hrs for alertness, pupil size and normal movement in face, limbs. (wake him up through night to check.) ...Read more
I'm 51 and very healthy (eat right and exercise) but I'm continually horny. I see my husband and want to head to bed. Is this normal?
Must B normal-: -4U. Don't let it get out of hand! No pathological cause, but if really worried, seek psychiatric help. ...Read more
My doghter almost 2 was playing on the bed and fell off she now has bumb on back of her head but is doing 100 present should we be worried?
My neck has been hurting for 2 days. I can't turn it to the right or bend it back. Its hard to even lift my head. I am not sure what to do.
When I was a baby, I fell out of bed and hit my head onto the floor a couple of times. Now that im older, I feel like I can't use my common sense.
Not likely: Speak to a professional psychologist-??? exactly what common sense are you referring to? ...Read more
I've had a mild headache at the back left of my head for about 2-3 days only really feel it every time I stand up from sitting or bed? What to do?
I noticed before I go to bed and also when I wake up if I go side to side my whole head start spinning I feel like or bending what is causing that?
Help! I'm extremely worried about my 6 mth baby who hit the back of her head on my wooden dresser! She fell off my bed which is about 2or 3 ft high?
Call the doctor: Call your pediatrician or go to the er. ...Read more
Birth: Babies generally have enough head control to lift their head some and change position at birth. They increase this to 45 degrees by 2 months and 90 degrees by 3 months. Prematurity would require an adjustment in expectation by the number of weeks the kid was early. ...Read more