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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I sleep better to avoid fluid build up on my forehead?

    I have osteo in my neck and shoulders and don't sleep very well, tossing & turning all night. Sometimes I wake up with a large fluid like build up on my forehead, it moves from side to side when I turn. It usually goes away after I have been out of bed for a few hours.
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    Dr Ryan Hislop


    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Swelling such as this can be a sign of cardiovascular issues. Have you had a check from your GP?

    Along with this, if there is a relationship with your neck, have you found that when you sleep well due to your neck feeling better.. does this make a difference?

    Some tips for sleeping.
    - side or back is best (tummy sleeping is detrimental for the neck)
    - keep your neck in a neural position when sleeping. a good pillow will help here. You want to have a straight spine when in either side or supine positions.
    - have a spinal check from a chiropractor and have an appropriate pillow. Most chiropractors will have these available.
    - place a pillow between your knees when on your side and a pillow under your knees when on your back.

    Let us know how you go.

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