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What Can I Do To Enhance My Sleep While On Bed Rest
Bed Rest: The best quality of sleep is consolidated, which means in large chunks if time. Patients on bed rest tend to take short naps. Then they often suffer insomnia at night because they've had enough napping during the day that they really aren't tired. So, avoid daytime naps. Keep your mind occupied and active during the day...Read a book, play a game, work on a puzzle, write letters or journal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more
Muscular atrophy: Some women placed on strict bedrest, especially those with a cerclage in place, may be told to avoid any straining with their abdominal muscles. Depending on how long they remain on bedrest, they may develop moderate to severe atrophy of the abdominal core muscle group as well as the legs, buttocks and arms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bed rest: Bed rest simply means that the only thing you do is stay in bed. Sometimes your provider will allow you to get up and go to the bathroom, but sometimes not. The order for bed rest is given when a persons medical condition is likely to worsen by being up and around. We try not to do bed rest very often, but it is a necessary part of some patients care. This is most common in obstetrics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Randomized trials to date have not shown bedrest to benefit women in terms of preterm delivery. Activity likely raises blood pressure in women with hypertension of pregnancy, though this is likely more of a downstream effect than an impact on the actual pathologic process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthtap :): I always recommend patients on bedrest have a laptop to help pass the time. Now i encourage patients to use healthtap as an education tool to help learn about their pregnancy. Having family visit, reading books and watching some favorite tv shows help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for the body to adjust and feel normal again after a month of bed rest with no activity at all?
Depends: It depends on the reason for bed rest. For some they can do upper body and for others readinf. ...Read more
Been in bed rest a few months been standing walkng a bit. How will my body get adjusted when I have to keep laying down cause still hard to sit up?
Details..: It is difficult to offer suggestions not knowing other details of what is going on in your case. Why are you on bed rest, what do you suffer of, etc? What is universally true is that prolonged bed rest can cause significant deconditioning but a good and well planned rehabilitation program can help you restore your functionality. One again, it all depends on what is your condition.F/u w/ your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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