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When do I need to stop sleeping on my back?

When do I need to stop sleeping on my back?

At term and in labor: It is better to sleep on your side late in the third trimester and when you are in labor. ...Read more

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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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My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

Normal reflex: The startle or Moro reflex is active in infants for up to 4 months asleep and 3 months awake. If you can limit the environmental sounds or movements nearby, she should not do this as much. ...Read more

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Baby sleeps on back with head turned, can this cause any problems?

Baby sleeps on back with head turned, can this cause any problems?

Back is good: Sleeping on the back is good. Most babies turn their head to one side or the other. As long as the head is not always turned to the same side to the point of having trouble turning it the opposite direction, or causing flat spots, then it is ok. ...Read more

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My boobs have gone down cup size in my sleep how can I stop it and get my boobs back to its normal size?

My boobs have gone down cup size in my sleep how can I stop it and get my boobs back to its normal size?

Anatomy: The only feasible story here is there must be some weight loss. There is no medical condition that causes breast shrinkage and there is no treatment for this. If there is more to this story, i.e. Surgery, injury, or trauma please reconsider how to ask what is really the problem here. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling so tired? Take multi vit, get 8-9 hours sleep. Exercise. Tests come back normal.

How can I stop feeling so tired?  Take multi vit,  get 8-9 hours sleep.  Exercise.  Tests come back normal.

B12/Gluten problem?: About 1/2 of the population has difficulty with b vitamin metabolism, and regular b vitamins may not help. Since genetic mthfr testing may be expensive, you can take phosphorylated b complex and see if that helps fatigue - can take 3-6 months. Another cause can be wheat gluten sensitivity - try going without wheat for a week ; see if that increases energy. Last, sleep apnea? ...Read more

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I use nursing as a means to get my child back to sleep, What alternative method works once you stop nursing?

I use nursing as a means to get my child back to sleep, What alternative method works once you stop nursing?

Sleep training: You may need to train your child to go to sleep without associating it with feeding. Put him down to bed when he is tired but still awake. Let him put himself to sleep, in the crib alone, with a night light in the room. If he falls asleep, then wakes in the night, he will see that he's in the same place and it is safe to go back to sleep. It will take practice, but you will both sleep better! ...Read more

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When i work in between shifts i only get 6 hours sleep i work 10 hour days and spend 3 hours walking to work and back how can I stop feeling so tired?

When i work in between shifts i only get 6 hours sleep i work 10 hour days and spend 3 hours walking to work and back how can I stop feeling so tired?

Shift work sleep dis: You have shift work sleep disorder. For those days. When you are real tired you should talk to your doctor about getting Nuvigil or Provigil to keep you awake and alert. ...Read more

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I have problem of drooling at night which really bothers my sleep and i cannot sleep on my back as it gives my body a bad shock any recommended medicine to stop drooling ?

I have problem of drooling at night which really bothers my sleep and i cannot sleep on my back as it gives my body a bad shock any recommended medicine to stop drooling ?

Drooling: There are many causes for drooling, some of which include numbness of the mouth from use of orajel, problems with swallowing when saliva accumulates in the mouth, & neurological conditions such as parkinson's disease, as well as effect of medications such as antipsychotics. Best tx is to find out & treat the cause. Some medications used are atropine, cogentine, & glycopyrrolate. ...Read more

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