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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

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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: Its 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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What is the best position to sleep in when u have degenerative disc in the lower back. And does it gets better over time?

What is the best position to sleep in when u have degenerative disc in the lower back. And does it gets better over time?

Degenerative dz : Sleep in the lateral position to reduce direct pressure on the spine. dJD of the spine does not get better unless you strengthen the para-spinal muscles that support the spine. Ask your PCP for lumbar strengthening excercises. ...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 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