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Poll: Has raising the head of your bed helped your OI/POTS/NHM?

Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by Sasha, Mar 15, 2010.

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How has raising your bed head affected your orthostatic intolerance?

  1. <8": felt better

    30.0%
  2. <8": no difference after a week

    25.0%
  3. <8": felt worse

    5.0%
  4. 8" to 12": felt better

    5.0%
  5. 8" to 12": no difference after a week

    15.0%
  6. 8" to 12": felt worse

    5.0%
  7. >12": felt better

    5.0%
  8. >12": no difference after a week

    5.0%
  9. >12": felt worse

    5.0%
  1. dmbaken

    dmbaken

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    So how does raising the head work with two people in the bed- one with POTS and one not (and the one without sleeps on their stomach).
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Unless you've got a gigantic bed and one of you can have a big, bed-length foam wedge, I guess it can't, unless your non-POTS partner is willing to sleep on a slope.
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    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Incidentally, I've found myself able to sit, or sit with my feet up, for longer without needing a rest although, weirdly, my total time spent resting hasn't changed (which I think must mean I'm sleeping longer, or at least staying in bed longer).

    Not a major change, though I've only had the bed tilted for about a month.

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