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Can sleeping with your head lower than body make you feel sick when you wake up? I noticed my head sinks lower in the bed than rest of my body

Can sleeping with your head lower than body make you feel sick when you wake up? I noticed my head sinks lower in the bed than rest of my body

Unlikely: What you described is not a likely cause of any sickness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can your hands swell from sitting in a hospital bed for 2 weeks with your hands at your side?

Can your hands swell from sitting in a hospital bed for 2 weeks with your hands at your side?

That'sASwellQuestion: A lot more than that can happen if you are in bed for two straight weeks. It's important that a nurse tries to get you to move as soon as possible when in the hospital. And if you can't, then to move you(by rolling and changing your positions frequently)and to make sure your body circulation gets optimized, otherwise stagnation sets in and you get swelling, pressure sores and the like. Get moving! ...Read more

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Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more

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Lay in bed for 1hour at 45degree angle..stood up Walked to bathroom and collapsed/lightheaded and fell in bath..no control at all..fine after..proble?

Lay in bed for 1hour at 45degree angle..stood up Walked to bathroom and collapsed/lightheaded and fell in bath..no control at all..fine after..proble?

Need examination: Hmm..something's missing from the MEDICAL PICTURE the way you painted it but no matter. Obviously, this shouldn't've happened just as I probably shouldn't've used those last 2 double contractions but I've yet to see a grammar rule that's contrary. In your case, try drinking lots of water, no alcohol or caffeine, & call your doctor. You may send me questions to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Do you get the same amount of rest from sleeping as laying down with your eyes closed?

Do you get the same amount of rest from sleeping as laying down with your eyes closed?

No: Sleep is a beautifully orchestrated, highly conserved, complex body function with several brain systems working in concert. It is a vital restorative process that among other things helps with memory consolidation, metabolic function, immune competence, and growth. Quiet rest does not achieve the same brain state as sleep. Sleep is just as important as diet and leading a non-sedentary lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?

Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?

Only as a baby: Once your skull fuses, which is essentially done by two years of age, this problem should not occur. ...Read more

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Pl tell me the reason for heavy sweating in the head area during sleep at night , with no discomfort , in a fully airconditioned room ?

Pl tell me the reason for heavy sweating in the head area during sleep at night , with no discomfort , in a fully airconditioned room ?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be related to activity prior to sleeping, eating prior to sleeping, viral and bacterial infections, restless leg syndrome, malignancies, or unknown causes. If you are having weight loss or fevers then the symptom is more significant. Visit your primary doctor to get a full physical examination and blood workup. ...Read more

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Elevate head or feet of a hypertensive person?

Elevate head or feet of a hypertensive person?

Neither: Elevate feet, or head down if low blood pressure (hypotension); hypertension not likely to be affected. Lying down may have some modest effect. ...Read more

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Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Sorry, kiddo: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

Concussion?: The major sign of concussion is an alteration of mental status or level of alertness. Additional signs may be confusion, headache, dizziness, disturbance of sleep and a disorder of attention. If she is free of symptoms, yoiu do not have to worry. ...Read more

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