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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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I'm 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until I get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and I just moved into my new place without funiture if I don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th

I'm 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until I get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and I just moved into my new place without funiture if I don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th

The: The good news: women have been sleeping on floors for thousands of years. Despite being uncomfortable for you, it should not harm your unborn baby. The bad news: you may be sore in the morning and it's not safe to take Ibuprofen while pregnant - only tylenol (acetaminophen). I hope your bed comes soon! 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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How to feel so wonderful after sleeping on the floor?

How to feel so wonderful after sleeping on the floor?

Perhaps: Sleeping on that hard surface helped to align your body. I used to date a Marine who only felt comfortable sleeping on the floor. Read more

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How could I feel so wonderful after sleeping on the floor?

How could I feel so wonderful after sleeping on the floor?

Low blood oxygen: These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with shallow breathing and a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels (hypopnia). Laying flat on the floor may actually encourage an open airway that minimizes the number of apneas and hypopneas. Read more

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Will sleeping on the floor cause you have problems with sleep patterns?

Sleep: Sleeping on the floor is good for the back unless the floor is cold or hot and can affect temperature regulation. Read more

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I have forward head syndrome. Would sleeping on the floor help me? If so any tips? My neck has been hurting so bad lately. Thank you.

I have forward head syndrome. Would sleeping on the floor help me? If so any tips? My neck has been hurting so bad lately. Thank you.

Doubtful: It is doubtful that sleeping on the floor would help. Sleeping with a pillow under your neck may help. Physical therapy or chiropractic care may help relieve your pain. Read more

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Does "sleeping on the floor" cause depression?

Does "sleeping on the floor" cause depression?

No: It does not cause depression, unless you are there every night having passed out from alcohol, in which case it is the alcohol causing the depression. Read more

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If I irritated the nerve or nerves contributing to the sciatic n. due to sleeping on the floor, What should I do to treat it?

If I irritated the nerve or nerves contributing to the sciatic n. due to sleeping on the floor, What should I do to treat it?

MoreComplicatedIssue: First, if you have to sleep on the floor try and get some form of firm cushioning even if it's only putting a few towels or blankets down. That would be better than sleeping on a too-soft mattress. Second, that's not usually the cause of "sciatica, "if that's actually what you have (there are a lot of mimics).What do you do with the 'x' number of hours that you're awake? Sit all day? Lift stuff? Read more

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I have degenerative disk disease and am having real difficulty sleeping soundly. Will sleeping on the floor help? Can't sleep in my bed.

I have degenerative disk disease and am having real difficulty sleeping soundly. Will sleeping on the floor help? Can't sleep in my bed.

DJD: Certainly a hard surface may be better. But this is not true for everyone. The best was to determine this is to try it out. Read more

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Could sleeping on the floor 2 nights on my shoulde caused a pinched nerve? Had a week of dull pain. Having some weakness with lifting weights now also

Could sleeping on the floor 2 nights on my shoulde caused a pinched nerve? Had a week of dull pain. Having some weakness with lifting weights now also

Not likely: And no lifting weights for a while. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Read more

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Having strong back pain (mainly shoulders, spinal cord) after sleeping on the floor for a few hours tonight. What to do against it? Does aspirin help?

Having strong back pain (mainly shoulders, spinal cord) after sleeping on the floor for a few hours tonight. What to do against it? Does aspirin help?

Back pain: Warm moist heat (shower or a wet warm towel) can help reduce the pain and stiffness. Anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin can help too. Apply ice at night to reduce swelling. Perhaps, you can find a more comfortable place sleep tonight. Read more

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How to get kids to sleep at their dads?

How to get kids to sleep at their dads?

Routine: Follow the same routine at each home with the same consequences for not following rules clearly set out. Usually the problem here is that both parents need to be on the same page. Read more

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Should my child sleep with a nightlight?

Maybe: Nightlights may comfort children, and make it easier for parents to check upon their child during the night. There are some studies that suggest visual disturbances, like myopia, are more common in children with a history of nightlight use. With that in mind, I often suggest a flashlight-it can be turned on when needed. Read more

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How much sleep do children under 8 need?

How much sleep do children under 8 need?

10 hrs per night: At this age your child should be getting at least 10 hrs per night if not more. Read more

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When can I start sleep training my child?

When can I start sleep training my child?

Birth: Sleep training begins at birth, by enforcing social cues to demonstrate the difference between night and day. Once a baby has gotten back to birth weight, start stretching out night feeds and giving day feeds more frequently. By 2 months, allow junior to at least sometimes fall asleep on his own; by 4 mos, baby should usually fall asleep on his own; by 6 mos: always. Read more

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Is it wrong to give kids benedril to sleep?

Is it wrong to give kids benedril to sleep?

Occassional use: Nightly use of a sleep aid is not recommended for kids unless it is under the close supervision of a physician. Do I have some kids in my practice with certain sleep disorders that I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for - yes. Do I prefer that all other options have been tried first, including sleep hygeine routine, environmental and diet changes first - absolutely! However, some kids with sleep disorders may benefit. Read more

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How can we help our child sleep while teething?

How can we help our child sleep while teething?

Teething in Babies: Teething in infants or toddlers can be painful enough to prevent sleep.Parents should check the area for pus or bleeding. If so seek a consultation with a pediatricdds or a pediatrician. If not infected, a topical over the counter oralgel type medicine is readily available to numb the gum. A chilled teething ring works. Warm slightly before using. Kids tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. No ice which can cause choking. Read more

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How can I help my two week old child sleep better?

How can I help my two week old child sleep better?

Consistency: Consistent bedtime routines, even at this young age, will help your newborn sleep better as an older baby and toddler. Many parents find a warm bath, massage, songs, rocking and feeding are good bedtime routines. Try to start the routine around the same time each evening. It takes practice but eventually your little one will come to expect this and will associate this with going to bed easily. Read more

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