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Elevate Head Of Bed
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
Yes: Raise the head of your bed 4 or 5 inches (10.2 to 12.7 centimeters) higher than the foot. ...Read more
Sporatic dizziness laying in one position like the bed was standing up, up and closing eyes tilting head back, turning over in bed, standing, headache?
Blocks: Elevating the head of your bed works better than a pillow. ...Read more
Symptoms, don't sleep, flush face, pressure in top of head and warming sensation in top of head, grumpy, short temper?
Fell asleep with head on desk, forehead on top of back of hand. Woke up and couldn't move from elbow down for a few minutes. Wrist clicking. Damaged?
Arm troubles: Hello, it sounds like while you were fast asleep, you were compressing your ulnar nerve. This happens easily since the nerve travels close to the elbow. This is only temporary problem and should resolve with a minute or two. As far as the wrist clicking, i would give that a day or so also. Sounds like the positioning of your arm was the problem. ...Read more
1/7 head injury after falling from a table, ER: 5 staples in my head. My neck is stiff, hurts at base of head. I cannot turn to the Right. Headaches ?
See doctor: You need a follow up visit with your doctor. Sounds like you had quite a bit of trauma to the head and neck. Best to see your doctor for further treatment plan. ...Read more
Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?
My head throbs in the temples when I bend over or turn my neck when lying down flat. No history of migraine or recent sinus/upper respiratory infectio?
Check it out: Nothing comes to mind with this history, particularly at your age, but there are unusual things like temporal arteritis etc..and the positional issues are not typical of migraines. My conclusion, see your doctor and let them do a brief exam/history..current meds etc. and perhaps even draw some blood and f/u as needed. ...Read more
Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat , hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.
I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?
Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inappropriate sleeping during the day. Numbness is more worrisome and needs to be evaluated by your Family Doc. If it happens again (especially w/loss of strength), call 911 & get thee to an ER to evaluate for possible stroke (remember FAST). ...Read more
Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?
What is the question: Head injuries are common. The skull is built to resist most trauma and to protect the brain. Nasty bumps are common, but brain injury is rare. Repeated head trauma is not good and may end up with eventual brain damage. Protect your head, eyes, brain from repetitive injury. ...Read more
Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.
Headache: Hi, is this a new headache or you have a recurrent headache like that? Do you have any change in your vision? What kind of pain do you have, a pressure like pain or throbbing? Any dizziness, nausea or vomiting? The possible causes are Tension headache (most likely), sinus pain (2nd most likely), migraine headache (less likely), please see a provider for further evaluation, Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 months of bed rest laying on back. Now when I sit up on bed, dizzy headed. Even with my head propped up with pillows still dizzy. This normal?!
YES: This is called orthostasis- a temporary drop in BP when going from a supine ( laying face up ) to an upright position- may be due to prolonged bedrest. ...Read more
Getting up from laying back on couch , using arm to get up .tilted head a bit & heard something crack in right side base of neck in bk of head. Idea?
At age 24: your cartilages in your cervical spine (neck) are PLIABLE and can "snap" when you move suddenly or change your position rapidly! (Same mechanism as "cracking" your knuckles!!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more