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What are the symptoms of sleeping on a bad mattress?

What are the symptoms of sleeping on a bad mattress?

Besides : Back pain? A "bad mattress" is in the back of the sleeper. If you are getting non-restorative sleep; waking frequently; have neck and back pain, that's a "bad mattress" for you. One size does not fit all. Good sleep hygeine is also important and cannot be underestimated, either. ...Read more

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If u have a bad back which is the best mattress to sleep on hard or soft?

If u have a bad back which is the best mattress to sleep on hard or soft?

Good ?: I have had a bad back ; put up with an l5-s1 disk ; leg pain 4 about 7 years . Had a lami in 1982 ; have had no trouble since. During my horrible 7 years i found a firm mattress best. However after performing about 500+ laminectomy's i found every patient was different in their choice of mattresses, some even preferred water beds. B 4 u spend $ try one out. Many places allow u 2 use 4 a while @hom. ...Read more

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Sleeping on a box spring, can't buy mattress, back hurts with knots, how can I fix this? Is there permanent damage from a bad bed?

Sleeping on a box spring, can't buy mattress, back hurts with knots, how can I fix this? Is there permanent damage from a bad bed?

No: Box spring just lifts mattress off of floor. If it feels lumpy to you some of the insulating material may have deteriorated. You may be feeling the springs. If you have some extra blankets toss them on top of the box spring as physical insulation. Hold out if you can for the spring sales. ...Read more

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Excessive night sweats, bad sleep, back pain since 2 weeks. Can this be due to my new foam mattress and using two blankets as the room is quite cold?

Excessive night sweats, bad sleep, back pain since 2 weeks. Can this be due to my new foam mattress and using two blankets as the room is quite cold?

Not necessarily: As a mattress change can affect your sleep and cause back pain, but less likely night sweats. Some mattress/sheet combos do not breath well, so I can't say it's impossible that it's all related to the mattress/blanket combo. But I would try to switch over to a lightweight cotton(or other natural) fiber blanket and see how you feel. Otherwise, seek an in-person eval for other issues at hand. ...Read more

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Tonight Nocturnal dry cought.10-15coughting,pause for30min,coughting again,pause etc...cannot sleep.no other symptoms.is it a bad sign?

Tonight Nocturnal dry cought.10-15coughting,pause for30min,coughting again,pause etc...cannot sleep.no other symptoms.is it a bad sign?

Nocturnal cough: You may be allergic to something in your bedroom such as a down pillow, a dusty bedroom, or may be sleeping with an open window. Check your environment or see an allergist for help. ...Read more

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How long will symptoms last after i got a vivitrol shot? I can't sleep, have really bad nausea, and need relief

How long will symptoms last after i got a vivitrol shot? I can't sleep, have really bad nausea, and need relief

Up to 1 month: Vivitrol or long acting injectable naltrexone, which is used for alcohol dependence or opioid dependence, is a formulation that lasts 1 month. Unfortunately, those side effects may last from 1 week to up to one month, the duration of the medication. ...Read more

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Is sleepiness ever a symptom cause i'm unusually sleepy for the last 4 days?. I know sleep helps heal but is it ever bad?

Is sleepiness ever a symptom cause i'm unusually sleepy for the last 4 days?. I know sleep helps heal but is it ever bad?

Sleepiness: Yes, excessive sleepiness can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, such as sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, anemia, cardiac disease, diabetes. You should see your primary care physician to have an evaluation and possible some blood tests to narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a migraine? I have bad headache and the only way to get rid of them is to sleep?

What are symptoms of a migraine? I have bad headache and the only way to get rid of them is to sleep?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are usually on one side of the head associated with nausea, sometimes vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (sensitivity to sound). ...Read more

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Why do drs. say see shrink if cant sleep or have headaches. an night sweats. do all women in the 50,s need a shrink from bad menapause symptoms. ?

Why do drs. say see shrink if cant sleep or have headaches. an night sweats. do all women in the 50,s need a shrink from bad menapause symptoms. ?

No shrink/see below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance.

There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons.

Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck.

We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective.

The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy.

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In withdrawal from fentanyl for 4 weeks now. Off patch for 5 days, aggitated, still unable to sleep, and itching badly. How do I ease these symptoms?

In withdrawal from fentanyl for 4 weeks now. Off patch for 5 days, aggitated, still unable to sleep, and itching badly. How do I ease these symptoms?

See your GP: Fentanyl is a strong form of opiate and the immediate stoppage can only cause withdrawal (not fatal but it sure feels bad). Consider asking your gp for a reduced dose or another form of opiate that you can more gradually reduce. Also consider changing from xanax (alprazolam) to Klonopin and weaning off of that as well. There are antidepressants that would be safer for your conditions in the long term. ...Read more

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Off prednisone for over 2 weeks and still having bad withdrawals. Was only on it for a week to treat bronchitis symptoms. How long to sleep well again?

Off prednisone for over 2 weeks and still having bad withdrawals. Was only on it for a week to treat bronchitis symptoms. How long to sleep well again?

Something else: I don't think what you're experiencing has anything to do with the short course of prednisone. Consider looking in other areas to find the cause. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I am 22 years old and i think I have symptoms of early onset Parkinson's ...How can I tell forsure ? Symptoms bad BP , sleeping problem shakey hands

Hi I am 22 years old and i think I have symptoms of early onset Parkinson's ...How can I tell forsure ? Symptoms bad BP , sleeping problem shakey hands

Doubtful: Hi
none of your symptoms suggest parkinsons which is a very rare disease in your age group. That said, you can't diagnose yourself - see your family doc. ...Read more

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Can fatigue and a whoozy head, and feeling like I have flu like symptoms when I haven't. be due to Crohn's disease. I feel so bad and want to sleep.

Can fatigue and a whoozy  head, and feeling like I have flu like symptoms when I haven't.  be due to Crohn's disease. I feel so bad and want to sleep.

Crohns dx whoozy: How long have you had Crohns disease? what medications are you on? Sinusitis-due to reflux can cause fatigue and whoozy -occurs in Crohns. Check for H. Pylori . Try Prevecid .May be food intolerances-gluten/soy. Would also check TSH/T4 as you have Hashimotos. Autoimmune disease when active causes fatigue, as do meds . Get CBC, CMP, ESR, CRP, lyme u/a in older person. may need MRI f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Hands get numb only when I sleep on my side goes away when I lay flat. Don't have carpel tunnel. Is this symptom bad ?

Hands get numb only when I sleep on my side goes away when I lay flat. Don't have carpel tunnel. Is this symptom bad ?

Positional: paresthesias are very common. They result from pressure on nerves, the old my hands are asleep. This is one of the reasons we change positions so much when we sleep. ...Read more

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Hello i did lot of blood test and spine MRI neuro I have diagnosed withpots but I have many cfs symtomps swollen lymph aches bad sleep forget tired?

Hello i did lot of blood test and spine MRI neuro I have diagnosed withpots but I have many cfs symtomps swollen lymph aches bad sleep forget tired?

POTS: Postural orthostatic syndrome has many features similar to cfs, but in pots there is increase in heart rate from the supine to the upright position of more than 30 beats per minute or heart rate greater than 120 bpm. However, the two may coexist, & treating pots improves cfs symptoms. ...Read more

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5yo woke up from sleep vomiting at 630am no other symptoms. Acting fine and hungry. I have bad anxiety and worried it's a brain tumor. Can it be?

5yo woke up from sleep vomiting at 630am no other symptoms. Acting fine and hungry. I have bad anxiety and worried it's a brain tumor. Can it be?

Ear Infection: You love your 5 yr old very much.
I am empathic to your anxiety as you have gone through your child’s frequent ear infections and Eustachian tube dysfunction.
Vomiting is not due to brain tumor as ‘he is acting fine”
It is likely due to ear infection. It may be due to stomach flu, overeating, food allergy or anxiety.
See the Pediatrician for diagnosis, treatment; and a Therapist for Anxiety. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

Ear Pain: It is likely this is an ear infection. Most physicians feel that treating the pain is the primary goal. This may include antibiotics, although the major cause in viral. The follow up care is important. Have his ear examined to make sure the infection/fluid is resolving to prevent hearing loss. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the health risks involved in sleep on a used mattress?

Bed bugs: Make sure there are no problems.

Otherwise sleep on the floor which is the healthiest anyway.

If you care about your back. ...Read more

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How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

Few things: Many recommend rotating and turning over the mattress regularly. This way, the position of your body is on different parts of the mattress and spreads out the areas of weight over more of the mattress. Also, you can get a piece of plywood (3/8 - 1/2 inch thick, at least) and place it under the mattress for greater support. Less costly than a new mattress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does sleeping mattress with negative ions good for the body?

Does sleeping mattress with negative ions good for the body?

Mattress salesman: Probably told you this. I have never heard of any medical evidence to support this. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better on a soft mattress?

If your mattress is: Feeling too soft for you- have you tried placing a board under it? Additionally, use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more