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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
Ho there recenetly i've been sleeping on my back on the floor with my legs elivated and placed on couch is this good or bad for the spine.
Just be careful with stretching out back of knees and pressure on heels for a prolonged time.
If comfortable, enjoy! ...Read more
Fell on back on tile floor 3 wks ago Xray show nothing Can barely move without pain in lower back & hips Hot/cold compresses no good not able to sleep?
?bone injury: Bone injuries do not all show up right away on xrays. You may need a scan. Bone bruises can persist for 6-8 weeks but should be at least improving by now. Sounds like you need to be reevaluated if this persists ...Read more
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?
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
Tough!: Best bet is to have appropriate mattress (get fitted at a sleep center), and avoid pillows. Rather, use a "neck roll" or rolled hand towel to support your neck while sleeping. I like to "cradle" my head with two pillows on either side, but sleeping on my back increases my apnea, so I am obilgated to stay off it while sleeping--so be extra cautious if you have high blood pressure or snore heavily! ...Read more
Im 6months preg, I know its not good to sleep on my back but I wake up on it without realising it. Is this a very bad thing?
Didnt give much thought to the severe back and neck pains because i was confident that they were the result of having to sleep on the floor or in cars?
Please clarify: Unfortunately i see no question here. Pain needs to be evaluated with an exam in person. ...Read more
How long after septoplasty can I sleep on my side? That's my normal position, and I have trouble spending the whole night on my back. Also, even if i start on my back, i usually end up on my side by morning. Would that be bad for getting good results afte
Pillows: Pillows can come in handy when trying to sleep on your back. Try putting one behind your knees. You can then put more pillows on either side of you or under both arms. There is no one great technique to sleeping on your back. You have to find what works for you and just be persistent. It may take some time to get used to sleeping on your back. ...Read more
What to do if i like to sleep on the floor because it lets me sleep like a baby, but is it good for me?
It' fine: As long as you are comfortable which you seem to be since you are sleeping like a baby. ...Read more
Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives. Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc
sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome. ...Read more
Sleep Hygiene: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine -- warm showers, room should be on a slightly cooler side; no tv, no computer. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more
Use good sleep:
Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room.
5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more
I'm practically nocturnal. What are good and effective ways of changing your sleeping pattern back to normal social hours?
Arise same time: Arise same time each morning, don't nap during the day, get at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily, stop all video (tv, texting, computer) at least 2 hours before retiring. Go to bed the same time each night. Example: arise 0600, stop video by 8pm, bedtime (no tv!) 11pm. Avoid caffeine. Some find it helpful to stop all video day+night for 7 days. Try quiet evening activity-talk, read. ...Read more
Would it be better for someone with a bad back to sleep on a mattress that is old and damaged or on the floor with comforters?
Whatever: Whichever assembly that is most refreshing to you. ...Read more
12m son. Eating item picked up from floor. Had to remove, was fighting back.After removing found mild bleed. Sleeping peacfully now. any problems?
Hard to say: If he continues to act normally, he's probably fine. The object he put in his mouth may have scratched him, or even your own fingernail may have when you were trying to remove it. Just watch him, give him lots of fluids, and see if he has any further problems. Call your doctor if he vomits red blood, has a fever, or is not able to eat or drink. ...Read more
I'm haveing short breathing. It's been few days. Goes and comes back. Is walking good, i feel like just sit home do nothing. Takes me 5h to sleep?
Serious?: At your age there should be no breathing problem. Unless you had this before. I wonder if you could have blood clots in your lung. This should be checked with your doc asap! ...Read more
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Back pain: Sleeping on a floor is not a remedy for back pain. Often people blame the low back pain on the mattress, the car seat, or a chair in the office. In most cases, the cause of the pain is degeneration of a lumbar facet joint or herniation of a lumbar disc. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment of the low back pain. ...Read more
The back of my head the bottom part hurts real bad i haven't been sleeping good & been under a lot of stress?
The stress & poor :
Sleep could be contributing to discomfort. You may have tension in your neck & head muscles. One thing that you
can do to self-calm or reduce anxiety is deep breathing. Breath in slowly & deeply through nostrils. Fill you lungs with air & hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through open mouth. Don't focus on problems. Think only about your breathing. Repeat x 12 or until you are calmer. I >. ...Read more
I sleep on my back all the time.Any other pose makes me uncomfortable. Is it good or bad sleeping on back?Which sleeping pose you advice?
Most comfortable: There is no "best" position for sleeping. But if you have snoring or sleep apnea, it will probably be worse when you are sleeping on your back. People with neck pain may have trouble when they sleep on their stomachs. The best position for people with lower back pain is to sleep on their backs with a pilliw under their knees. ...Read more