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Is It Healthy To Sleep On The Floor
Sleep is irrational and once awake in the middle of the night it is hard to go back to sleep. Does this mean something?
Insomnia: Yes it means something but the question is what does it mean. Either you are troubled by some aspect of your life or it is also possible that a medical issue could be affecting you. Consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues and if cleared consider consulting a mental health professional if this pattern continues. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What feels good to: You? 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. ...Read more
What are the best postions to sleep in to have a healthy baby. I have heard that sleeping on your back reduces oxygen supply to the baby. Is it true?
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Natural cleaners: Virtually all commercial cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic. Vinegar (white, distilled), diluted 1:1 with water, makes a great general purpose cleaner. It cuts soap scum, removes mildew. Note that it can also dissolve tile grout or discolor some materials, so try it out first on an inconspicuous area. Search "better living through less chemistry" for more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
Harmful effect tv: Although there is no proof that sitting too close to tv screen or computer screen causes any harm.There is still a consensus of opinion that the inrease rate of myopia seen these days where the distant images are blurred is probabely caused by sitting too close to the tv screen.The children should be insructed to sit more then an arms length from the screen, tv viewing time should be limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is never safe to let your baby sleep unattended on the couch. The baby may roll off unexpectedly, and the couch is usually soft which is a risk factor for sids (if baby turns prone). In addition, baby should never sleep on the couch with an adult, because this has been shown to be a significant risk factor for sids. The couch, while comfortable for an adult nap, is not a safe place for baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think it ..: ... should be fine. Apparently there are some reported ill effects when young boys use lavender oil...it may promote breast growth! But if it doesn't irritate your skin or give you any adverse symptoms such as headache or nausea, it should be fine for you. For many folks, it is a definite relaxant. Sweet dreams:) ...Read more
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
In General, No: For the most part, sleeping on your back is less than ideal for posture (it flattens the normal curvatures of the spine) and can also act to make disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea much worse by allowing the tissues of the mouth and neck to "fall backward" and block the breathing passages. It is often better to sleep on one side or the other. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Yes: Make sure it is safe and the appropriate size for your baby. Check the mattress, as many models of travel cribs provide a very thin one. Many online vendors sell the thicker travel crib mattresses that may be more comfortable for your baby. Avoid anything else in the crib like pillows, blankets a baby may become entangled in and toys. Check always for recalls and safety issues with your crib. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What?: Harmful long term....Likely no. Totally disgusting....No question! ...Read more
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