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When Do I Need To Stop Sleeping On My Back
8 month old wont sleep through the night. Feeds about 2 oz every 4 hours. tried co-sleeping, and just a paci. sleeps on back, side or stomach. ?
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
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
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
Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I snore badly. My boyfriend says it's better when i sleep on my back and worse when i'm on my side. What can I do to stop it?
See below: Agree w/ dr. Joel. Snoring may be part of a larger disorder. It might help by maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. Most importantly, see a sleep doctor for evaluating of your snoring. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subjective?: If this is really happening then you may have some degree of sleep apnea. You need to get a cardiac monitor while asleep. A mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry monitor is good. You also need a sleep study. This work-up should be performed under your physician's supervision. ...Read more
I have extremely bad back spasms at night only that stop me from sleeping and then ache all day. What could this be?
Many things: Back spasms may be the result of degeneration of the spine, tumors, infection, herniated discs, or other non-spinal problems (such as issues with the kidney, stomach, etc.). If the symptoms continue, seek medical care. Pain at night that wakes you up is concerning and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 17 month old likes to sleep with her head on our fluffy pillow? Worried about it affecting her spine or growth... should I stop it or is it ok?
Ok: Sleeping on a fluffy pillow should in no way affect the growth of her spine. ...Read more
Is it ok to Stop taking mirtazapine directly ? Or need to stop step by step ? I'm worry i won't be able to sleep and the sypmtom come back
Sleeping on recliner for 7 days.Some discomfort on sides.Warm sensation on lower back comes and goes.Taking amoxicillian.Stop sleeping on recliner?
I have twins.Is it ok i sleep on my back?When i sleep on my left or right side they are moving a lot but when i sleep on my back they stop moving.
Depends: If large uterus (20+ weeks, but might be earlier), back sleep can reduce blood flow/return. If don't like true side sleeping, can use a body pillow or wedge under right side (left side down) to keep about 30-45 degree angle with some benefit. Talk to your ob, look online for carrying-twins websites / blogs, as not a new problem ; different options exist. ...Read more
Seems like every month a week before my period, my back is very restless at night. Prevents me from sleeping. What can I do to stop it?
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