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I fell trying to fix mats in my horses stall and landed on my head. I haven't been able to sleep the front of my head hurts. Could this be concussion?

I fell trying to fix mats in my horses stall and landed on my head. I haven't been able to sleep the front of my head hurts. Could this be concussion?

Concussion is: A clinical diagnosis (no lab, w-ray, etc) and insomnia is one symptom. Irritability, difficulty focusing, personality changes, dizziness, ringing in ears, nausea, mild anorexia are others which in combination signify a potential concussion. If you have had for a while see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on a hard floor good or bad for a person's back?

Is sleeping on a hard floor good or bad for a person's back?

Probably not good: Our body/back is not straight or hard so hard floor not good. Our body needs support during sleep and if you put a curved soft yet heavy body on blood, gravity will pull on it in directions you don't want and you wake up sore. ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

Many options: Shoulder blade pain can come from multiple sources. This area can have pain referred from the neck and shoulder along with multiple other areas. If only when you are sleeping on the floor, i would consider trying a pillow that allows a more neutral position for your neck and head first and then look at other possibilities. ...Read more

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I lay on my floor and couch could there be something biting me at night while I sleep?

I lay on my floor and couch could there be something biting me at night while I sleep?

DUST MITES: There is always something to bite you if you are not in your bed. Dust mites from the floor, small spiders, ants, bed bugs, insects and mosquitoes. ...Read more

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12m son. Eating item picked up from floor. Had to remove, was fighting back.After removing found mild bleed. Sleeping peacfully now. any problems?

Hard to say: If he continues to act normally, he's probably fine. The object he put in his mouth may have scratched him, or even your own fingernail may have when you were trying to remove it. Just watch him, give him lots of fluids, and see if he has any further problems. Call your doctor if he vomits red blood, has a fever, or is not able to eat or drink. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on the floor good for your back?

Is sleeping on the floor good for your back?

Yes and no: It really depends on the overall health of the individual. For some people it is comfortable and for others with joint problems it could be downright painful. Most cultures in the history of mankind and many today sleep on mats on the floors or carpets, so a lot could be cultural and personal preference. It is amazingly hard to find any scientific information on this. ...Read more

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Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Children sleeping on the floor can cause sickness?

Only if the floor is: Too cold and drafty or there is a lot of dirt and dust that they could be allergic to. Allergies to rodents if you have mice in your house. Bug stings and bites, etc. Otherwise nothing specific. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to sleep on a floor in a basement?

Would it be fine to sleep on a floor in a basement?

It depends: It depends on the condition of the basement. If there are rats, insects, or spiders crawling around -- or if it's moldy with little ventilation -- it's not safe. Some basements are nicely finished off though, and are perfectly dry and clean places to be and to sleep. ...Read more

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