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Doctor insights on: Wedge Pillows For Sleeping

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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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Are Boppy Pillows good for tummy time?

Are Boppy Pillows good for tummy time?

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

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Is it ok for a stomach sleeper to use a wedge foam pillow?

Is it ok for a stomach sleeper to use a wedge foam pillow?

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

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Please tell me if it is good for a baby to sleep without a pillow?

Please tell me if it is good for a baby to sleep without a pillow?

Yes: An infant should sleep without a pillow so that they won't accidentally suffocate. ...Read more

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What's the best pillow for sleep apnea ?

What's the best pillow for sleep apnea ?

Other treatments: You should consider other treatments if you suspect that you have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Could a bed wedge help reduce snoring?

Could a bed wedge help reduce snoring?

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 more

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Does cervical pillows help sleep apnea ?

Does cervical pillows help  sleep apnea ?

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 more

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Are pillows bad for your neck?

Are pillows bad for your neck?

Let me help: You need a pillow to support your head. If not, your neck will be straining all night. I guess if you feel more comfortable without one, than fine, but it's probably a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

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

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Why does sleeping position in the bed cause sids?

Why does sleeping position in the bed cause sids?

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 more

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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

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

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I.have sleeping issues in night comforatable sleep is not?

I.have sleeping issues in night comforatable sleep is not?

Well: Well need more information. You need to give a complete medical history and then a sleeping log. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Please see a doctor: what you described is worrisome, you might be used to, but unabated severe pain for 12 hours shouldn't be ignored, especially with your history, seek help now ...Read more