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When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your sides.?

When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your sides.?

It's best: It's better to sleep on your side than your back during pregnancy. Sleeping on your side lets more blood get to your baby, especially later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is it good to sleep on my back?

Is it good to sleep on my back?

If you have no : specific health problems - then it is generally the sleep position that will put less abnormal strains on your body. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best pillow to sleep on if you go to sleep on your side?

What is the best pillow to sleep on if you go to sleep on your side?

When sleeping on: Your side a thick pillow can hold your head/neck in a neutral position by supporting the area above the shoulder. ...Read more

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Is it better to sleep on your back or not?

Is it better to sleep on your back or not?

Sleep Position: Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. It is considered the optimal sleep position for most people. The next best is sleeping on the side. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read more

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Is it better to sleep on your back, left side or right side and why?

Is it better to sleep on your back, left side or right side and why?

Makes no difference: There is no "better" way to sleep for most people. What's important is that you're comfortable and sleep well. It may be better to put a pillow between your knees if sleep on side so that you're hips and back don't get twisted which could potentially lead to back pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my side with a broken leg?

Depends.: Depends on where the break is, and how it's being protected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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For a sleep apnea patient does the patient have to sleep on his back or is it okay to sleep on their side.

For a sleep apnea patient does the patient have to sleep on his back or is it okay to sleep on their side.

Side is better: Sleeping on the side may decrease but not usually eliminate sleep apnea. You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put your phone on the top of your lap if it is not on flight mode?

No: As long as you're not flying, then no, it's not bad in any way. If you are flying, well that would change things and could very well upset your flight attendant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to choke on saliva in your sleep and die?

Is it possible for you to choke on saliva in your sleep and die?

Not likely: Your body will normally alert you with coughing if you begin to inhale saliva or any liquid. ...Read more

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Which side is the best to sleep on at night?

Which side is the best to sleep on at night?

EASY ANSWER: The side you are most comfortable sleeping on! Hope this helps Happy Dreams! Dr Z ...Read more

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At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?

At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?

It's OK: Putting baby to sleep on belly was recommended according to an old research which showed chance of baby choking on their saliva. It has been proved in many studies now that its not true. Babies who sleep on their back do just as well as babies who sleep on their bellies. ...Read more

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Is it better to sleep on the stomach, side, or back?

Is it better to sleep on the stomach, side, or back?

Sleep positions: Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. So, sleeping on your back is usually considered the best overall sleep position. ...Read more

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Is crying good for you or is it stress on your body?

Is crying good for you or is it stress on your body?

Depression, Crying: Crying is one of the symptom of depression, along with feeling very sad, hurt, disappointed, rejected, feeling helpless and hopeless. Inner sadness at times gets manifested in crying.. At age 19, stressors of relationships, separation and termination of relationship can lead to crying. Accept yourself who you are. Respect yourself who you are at this time. Then release all sadness by a Good Cry! ...Read more