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What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

Any comfortable one: A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort. It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate your writs above the level of the heart. This will ususally mean on you back or on the side of the unaffected wrist. Casting and splinting and the need to elevate and of course, any pain, will dictate your sleeping position. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What should be perfect position to sleep with fractured wrist?

What should be perfect position to sleep with fractured wrist?

Elevate hand: Keep hand elevated whether sleeping or during waking hours. The position of the wrist is set by your hand surgeon depending on the type of wrist fracture and the bones that are involved. S/he will be the best person to talk to you about your specific fracture, type of treatment and duration of splinting as well as the rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add:
rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sleep, the arm will stay up your level all night. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

Elevated on pillows: It's always best to try to keep the limb elevated after a fracture to decrease swelling. Placing the arm on pillows to the side as one sleeps is one way to accomplish this. ...Read more

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Grandma has alzheimer's and a broken wrist- what can we do to help her sleep?

Grandma has alzheimer's and a broken wrist- what can we do to help her sleep?

Control her pain: The most important is to make sure she does not have any pain. Pain should be treated before it happens not only after it starts. ...Read more

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What is the best position to sleep, with cervical dystonia? Back?

What is the best position to sleep, with cervical dystonia? Back?

Dystonia: The best way to sleep is in neutral position like a corpse on your back completely aligned. Make sure your shoulders and head are both on the pillow so that the natural curvature of your neck is still there throughout the night. Muscle strengthening exercises for your neck will help. Try yoga very good for the neck and back problems. Avoid caffeine and drink plenty of water so your body can rest. ...Read more

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My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

Uncontrolled asthma: If you have difficulty sleeping in any position and you are asthmatic, you need to be evaluated, it might not be your lungs though, at any rate, elevating your head would help some, but that's not the way to deal with your uncontrolled asthma, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain?

What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain?

Sleep: The simple answer is the position that produces the least pain and discomfort. Ever person is different so I cannot tell what is good for you. One thing for certain make sure you have a comfortably bed and environment and adequate pillows and padding. ...Read more

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What's the best position to sleep for a good nights sleep?

Get tested: Snoring and sleep apnea is often related to our sleeping position. Sleeping on the back is the most common position for snoring and apnea but a relatively simple test can properly diagnose you or at least screen you for a more definitive and costly test (polysomnogram) medibyte makes a simle but sophisticated electronic device that accurately screens for snoring and apnea and can be done at home. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best position to sleep and why?

Could you tell me what's the best position to sleep and why?

Whatever: Is most comfortable for you. That being said, people with sleep apnea/snoring tend to have worse severity when on their back. There is no one best-sleep-position. Some people prefer their back, some their side, and some their stomach (prone). ...Read more

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I can't seem to get the best position to sleep. I constantly wake up with neck pain that leads to headaches. I need help?

I can't seem to get the best position to sleep. I constantly wake up with neck pain that leads to headaches. I need help?

Am headaches: Hello, it may be worth an evaluation with a chiropractor to see if he/her may be of help. A neck examination with adjustment and exercise program sounds like a good idea. As for your sleep positions, there are conditions such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome that could be occurring. Sleep apnea leads to headaches too. Your doctor could order testing if needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5mnth 3days. What is the best sleep position for her? Should I use a pillow for her or not? If yes, what kind of pillow high or low?

My daughter is 5mnth 3days. What is the best sleep position for her? Should I use a pillow for her or not? If yes, what kind of pillow high or low?

Interesting question: Babies should always start their sleep on their back. There should never be any pillow, blanket, bumper or any other material in the bed after weaning from initial wrapping after birth. Babies die every year that suffocate in pillows or blankets. They should be avoided until they can stand in a crib and prove their ability to move out of a smothering situation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

Long answer!: The Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general I would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more

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What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

Catheters: Basically, the one that is most comfortable for you. It is best to have the Foley catheter secured to the outside thigh to reduce traction on the catheter which can cause pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken wrist?

Fix it: See your doctor who will take an x-ray. Once the fracture is determined, then either a cast or surgery will be recommended. It is dependent on where the fracture is, your age, the pattern of the fracture and a few other factors. Bottom line is see your orthopedic surgeon and get a xray. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

Depends: Some wrist fractures if they are non or minimaly displaced can be treated in a cast or splint. If there is a deformity, displacement or the joint line is badly disrupted, often surgery will be recommended. ...Read more

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Best sleep position(s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Best sleep position(s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Use pillows: Dear JenniScott,

Comfort is paramount when sleeping. Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and improve neck pain. If you have lower back pain, using a pillow behind your knees to slightly elevate it can help back pain. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it cause lead to unwanted neck discomfort in the am. A firmer bed or memory foam mattress may do the trick. Happy sleeping! ...Read more

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What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

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Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

Yes: ? Can sleep position worsen sciatica. Long nerve tracts are normally stretched by certain anatomical positions. If nerve abnormally impinged anywhere pain shoots down tract. Best psn. To remit pain is supine (no pillow) on couch w. sciatica leg flexed 45 degrees & leaned vs. couch back; other foot on arm rest. Position also diminishes longitudinal spinal cord pull. Relaxed nerves are happy nerves. ...Read more

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Can't find a good position to sleep, good for the back and for the ribs?

Pain or no pain?: Try "memory foam" mattress. Try to separate any trivial discomfort from pain; if you have back pain, you will need a diagnosis before you treat it. ...Read more

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Which is now the top position to sleep in a bed?

Which is now the top position to sleep in a bed?

What feels good to: You? Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours & makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints & muscles. Sleeping on your back can aid the head & spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sleep position?

What is the definition or description of: Sleep position?

Sleep position: Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder of body during sleep. ...Read more

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What sleep position helps you grow taller?

What sleep position helps you grow taller?

None.: There is no sleeping position that makes you taller. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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