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Heart And Sleeping On The Left Side Of The Body
I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?
Shoulder & neck pain: Your left shoulder and neck pain lasting 14 hours, dull and positional are unlikely to be cardiac, and more likely due to musculoskeletal as in sleeping wrong. But it would be virtually impossible to determine the cause based on your descriptions alone. If seriously concerned, please see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sleeping on left side bad for heart? I keep hearing a lot of conflicting things concerning this.
Anxiety: No problem for most people.Get a more detailed answer ›
I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)
Last night I was sleeping on my left side and woke up with pain in my heart.I still have it and thought it would go away by now.Should I be concerned?
Pain in chest? hrs?: Is the pain in your chest, or "on your heart"? (If the latter, how do you tell it's not, for instance, the lungs?) Depending on the bed, your weight, & how you slept, it could be a rib contusion or intercostal (rib) muscle strain. However, if it's a crushing pain, associated w/ sweating or feeling unwell in other ways, it cd be a heart attack. Talk to a triage doc or use HealthTap Prime to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom can't sleep properly on her left side coz she says she'll start feeling a pain in her heart. What could be wrong?
Why can't i sleep on my left side? My heart pounds when i sleep on, my, left side? How come? When i go to my right side i don't feel it at all? Any ideas?
Sometimes when i do nothing my heart starts beating faster,then slow,and again fast.Should I be worried (and my heart ache if i sleep on left side)?
Everytime I lay on my left side to go to sleep I feel like my heart starts hurting burning pressure like feeling I feel it in my back where my heart ?
Depends how you lie: Try lying on a bed that has the head part elevated using books. Elevate about 6-8inches. If pain persists see a doctor or medical provider ...Read more
No: That is an "old wives tale". Don't worry. ...Read more
Sharp pain near heart only when i am lying on my left side of back for sleeping. Goes away as soon i change position. Also palpitations seldom. Reasn?
Cardiac issue: With those symptoms it may not just be positioning at sleep, although it's possible you are pInching some nerve when you lay in that position. I suggest you get a good physical exam at your GP, if you get chest pain at rest perhaps also a trip to the cardiologist's office ...Read more
The past couple of night when I go to bed I start having tightness on the left side of my chest and my heart starts pounding and I can't sleep. Help?
Anxiety: If you're not having these symptoms during physical exertion and only In bed, anxiety resulting in chest wall muscle tension and forceful or slightly rapid heart rate, anxiety is likely occurring. THis makes you focus intensely on your heartbeat. Discuss this with your physician who may prescribe a mild tranquilizer or stress management. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?
Reset!: Your body needs you to hit the reset button! Abstain from all video games and junk food. Walk or exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day for the next week. Go online and print out a menu for the Mediterranean Diet and follow that strictly for 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest & back pain; not heart related (already went to ER); focused on left side. Have trouble sleeping, additional anxiety; has lasted several weeks.
Awoke from sleep with left arm numb even though laying on right side. Heart rate was 170 but now 95. Panic or heart problem? Stress and echo normal.
Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?
Have tests done: It is best to see your doctor and discuss it. Things to consider would be the gallbladder, the liver itself or the stomach and the duodenum, the ribs and the lung wil have to be look at. We can't do that with simple history alone, we need labs and imaging procedures. Good luck. ...Read more
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