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Why can I only sleep on my sofa?

Why can I only sleep on my sofa?

Probably habit: Or you bed is uncomfortable or you have bad memories under the surface that keep you from sleeping in your bed.Aybe the couch is just more comfortable. ...Read more

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First I sleep often on the sofa . Problem is when humid my hands legs feet hurt like my muscles or bones can it be cancer? Im waiting for X-ray

First I sleep often on the sofa . Problem is when humid my hands legs feet hurt like my muscles or bones can it be cancer? Im waiting for X-ray

It depends/nore info: More info. Is likely needed to be sure of what this is. It may be that the humidity is doing this, that you may be sensitive to it, and that you need to replenish fluids. Second, sleeping on the sofa may cause muscle cramps, and that you might need to sleep more on a firm bed. Finally, this cramping can be a sign of circulation problems, especially if you are older. Cancer seems unlikely. ...Read more

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My niece fell off the sofa from a 25cm height and onto a carpeted floor, she fell asleep but wakes herself up from dreams, should I still worry?

My niece fell off the sofa from a 25cm height and onto a carpeted floor, she fell asleep but wakes herself up from dreams, should I still worry?

Knocked out ?: A fall of that distance to a carpeted floor is unlikely to bother most infants.You don't mention age, but any kid who was not knocked out by a fall, but simply cried after is at low risk. Sleep in those kids when tired is normal. If problems are going to happen you usually see a rapid onset of repeated vomiting as a sign of deterioration. If so, seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up really awkwardly, i've noticed that the side of my neck is kind of swollen and hurts. I don't know what to do?

I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up really awkwardly, i've noticed that the side of my neck is kind of swollen and hurts. I don't know what to do?

Ice & Advil (ibuprofen): If generally healthy, and for the mechanism you describe, a cold pack, 20 min on & 20 min off (not direct on skin & can use bag of frozen peas if no flexible cold pack) + advil (ibuprofen) should help the pain & swelling. If persists >2 days or worsens, then see your dr or urgent care. ...Read more

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Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head  quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Neck strain: Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture. Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Nanny of my son has a toe fingus she sleeps on a sofa on a sheet is ot safe to sit on the sofa after that?

Nanny of my son has a toe fingus she sleeps on a sofa on a sheet is ot safe to sit on the sofa after that?

Fungus: Yes. Of course. Fungus is already on you, in you, and on every surface you regularly come in contact with. ...Read more

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Is this a proper BP taking procedure? 1. Wake up 2. Go to the bathroom 3. Sit down on a sofa 4. Wait 1 minute and then take BP? Should I wait longer?

Is this a proper BP taking procedure?
1. Wake up
2. Go to the bathroom
3. Sit down on a sofa 
4. Wait 1 minute and then take BP?
Should I wait longer?

Longer: 1 minute is not enough time to recover from the exercise of using the BR and walking. The usual advice is 10-15 minutes of rest. Try this: watch TV with the cuff IN YOUR LAP. When the commercial comes on, with no further exertion, check your BP 3 times, 1 minute apart. Average them. That's an accurate BP. ...Read more

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