When a baby lies down to sleep he loses the beneficial effect of
gravity, which helps keep the stomach's contents in the stomach.
Oftentimes, nights are the worst times for children suffering from
A common suggestion to reduce nighttime effects of reflux is to
have the baby sleep on an incline so that the feet of the baby are
lower than its head. Usually this is done by tilting the baby's
mattress, which is easiest and safest. Or you could tilt the
Regardless of the method, you are looking to elevate the head of
the baby at about a 30° to 45° angle higher than his
Method 1: Tilt the mattress.
With most cribs, you can change the height of the mattress by
simply raising or lowering the mattress's supporting platform.
Remove the sheets and mattress covering, and then remove the
mattress. The mattress will be resting on a supporting platform
(may be solid or springs). Where this platform attaches to the
crib-frame there may be attachments that allow you ...
Q: What is Zicam and how does it work? A: Zicam is an over-the-counter product that contains zinc and is used to reduce both the duration and the severity of the common cold. According to the manufacturer, Zicam works best when used or taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion or coughing. Q: Is Zicam a drug? Zicam was not approved by the FDA as a drug and it was not marketed as a drug. Zicam's manufacturer, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., marketed Zicam as a homeopathic remedy. Q: Does Zicam actually work? A: There have been some studies done that showed that zinc products such as Zicam have reduced the length of a person's cold by one day, when it did show benefit. However, there is no conclusive evidence that Zicam, or similar products, actually works. Q: Why did the FDA issue a warning about Zicam? A: The product may damage or destroy a person's sense of smell, according to the FDA. It is a condition called anosmia . Since...
Tossing and turning because of low back pain lately? Before you spend another sleepless night, try these secret home remedies for sleeping with low back pain.
Warm It Up : Towards the end of a long day of being on your feet and getting things done, the muscles in the low back can become very tense. Easing the tension before you go to bed can greatly improve your chances of resting comfortably. A hot bath, hot tub or heating pad for 30 minutes will help to relax all of your muscles that have your back locked in a vise-like grip.
Stretch It Out : Before, after and during the night, you might want to try to gently stretch your low back. Some people like to drape themselves over a large therapy ball, some people like to hang from a doorway; either way, you’ll want to find a comfortable way to decompress your spine. If you’re not sure, then ask your physical therapist. When it’s two in the morning and you cannot get comfortable, getting out of bed to str...
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