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Doctor insights on: Sleep Safe Bed

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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 safe to sleep with our baby in our bed?

Is it safe to sleep with our baby in our bed?

No: It is not very safe to sleep with a baby in the same bed, because there is a small chance that the baby will get tangled up in something and suffocate, or the baby might be accidentally smothered by the adult(s) in the bed. ...Read more

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How many hours before you go to bed is it safe to exercise without it negatively affecting sleep?

How many hours before you go to bed is it safe to exercise without it negatively affecting sleep?

A couple of hours: Generally your body needs an hour or two after exercise to achieve enough relaxation to attain sleep easily. Some of that relates to needing a small "meal" that includes protein and carbohydrates so that your muscles will build and recovery the best. The amount of time also depends on how vigorous and how long the exercise session was - the more intense, the more time needed before sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vapor rup before bed to help me sleep, nightly? It seems to make me sleepy.

Is it safe to use vapor rup before bed to help me sleep, nightly? It seems to make me sleepy.

Yes: vapor rub is safe. so are simple breathing exercises to fall asleep. for example "4,7,8 breathing" is one technique. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my mother to sleep in my mother-in-law's bed, who was just diagnosed today with cellulitis?

Yes: Unless she has open wounds, the infection of her leg is not likely to be contagious. Of course, she should be on some form of treatment to assure that she is getting better. Take a look at the topics of venous stasis and venous insufficiency as these may also be what is causing her cellultis if it involves her legs. ...Read more

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I am 32 wks, we just moved but theres no bed. Is it safe to sleep on the hard wooden floor. I have excuriating pains under my belly, back & pelvic.

I am 32 wks, we just moved but theres no bed. Is it safe to sleep on the hard wooden floor. I have excuriating pains under my belly, back & pelvic.

Hard wooden floor: No it is not safe nor wise! If you can get the beds you will do, OK. If you cannot do that please see your doctor and there will be some way where you can find a reasonable bed. Yes, it will cost money but that could be over a fairly long time. ...Read more