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Elevate Head When Sleeping
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
When I am sleeping I wake up because I feel my throat closing and can't breathe. I do snore. It never happens when I elevate my head while sleeping. ?
Do i need to sleep sitting up after rhinoplasty? Will i need to sleep sitting up or with my head elevated after rhinoplasty, or can I sleep normally?
I like my head to be elevated when I sleep. Can sleeping with too many pillows cause back problems?
Used CPAP last night in lab, 1st time. Had major issues breathing with mask unless my head was elevated. Sleep tech seemed surprised. Is this normal?
What physically happens when a person does not lift their hands over their head at all? Sleep, drive, work, home, will the nerves atrophy?
Unlikely: If you are not physically active or your physical mobilty is limited, you could develop loss of your muscle mass, or muscle atrophy, over a long period of time. But it is unlikely that you will have atrophy of the nerves unless there is some sort of nerve injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake up every morning with what seems a constant blocked nose. I don't have the cold yet my sinuses seem blocked. I sleep with my head elevated.
Many possibilities : You would benefit greatly from an ENT examination. Allergy certainly may be playing a role, but so can your anatomy. You might be sensitive to the environment of your bedroom. Having a good examination of your nose and nasal cavity is important in figuring out what's going on. ...Read more
I sleep with my head elevated on my hand. If i keep my head lower will post nasal drip be less likely?
Not likely: Nasal secretions are often managed by using an agent that causes the vessels in the tissue to constrict. A change to lower position is likely to engorge the tissues rather than relieve them. The underlying cause of your postnasal secretions should be investigated to determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep ,head elevated.
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