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Wedge Pillows For Sleeping
Tummy Time: Boppy pillows are okay for tummy time. An alternative is just a blanket or sheet on the floor. Tummy time now is important that all babies should not sleep on their bellies, It is important for them to get their appropriate developmental challenges and also to help keep their heads from flattening. ...Read more
Yes: Raise the head of your bed 4 or 5 inches (10.2 to 12.7 centimeters) higher than the foot. ...Read more
Comfort is Key: Although not necessary or mandatory, a stomach sleeper may find using certain pillow shapes help gain a full night's sleep. In the end, everyone os a bit different, and you have to find a pillow that maximizes your own comfort and allows for a solid night of sleep and rest. ...Read more
Blocks: Elevating the head of your bed works better than a pillow. ...Read more
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical pillows: It depends upon the body position that causes the most apneas. For many people, sleeping on their backs allows their jaws and tongue to drop back as gravity takes over the relaxed muscles and cause a blockage of the airway- often noted with snoring. So while the pillow may provide cervical support, it might better be used by lying on one's side, if that is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to the materials in the pillow or it is somehow contaminated with bacteria or other organisms, it should be safe. This also assumes that you do not have a condition that made your neck unstable (such as major neck trauma, severe rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more
Not known: The exact cause of sids is not known; however, there are risks now known. One of these is body position in bed. The idea behind back sleeping is that neck muscles and trunk muscles are not entirely formed so airway compromise can be more likely to occur and unlike in grown child or adult, babies cannot turn themselves over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?
No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more
When lying in bed, is it advisable to wear hose stockings, plus to have feet up resting on pillows? Or feet up without hose? Or hose without pillows?
I assume: You are doing all this to combat swollen extremities. Elevation of feet is helpful. The hoosiery does not have to be worn at night. It is meant to wear when standing to combat effects of gravity. True elevation is above heart level so the pillows are a good idea. It too though may not be necessary. Most of the time when people awake they have no swelling in the morning with no pillow as well. ...Read more
Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?
Bought Sena Nuna mini for sleeping. Has crease down middle so mattress can fold and be portable. Can sleeping on crease harm newborn baby?
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