The Doctors TV Show did a show called 24 Hours to Stop 24 Things. Numbers 14 through 18 on the list of things to stop include the latest teenage trend of biting like vampires, the dangers of holding in your pee at night, the best position to sleep, and a few other sleeping tips like wearing a mouth guard to help keep your mouth closed. The Drs TV Show brought on Dr Michael Breus to share his expertise on sleep.
The Doctors: Vampire Biting: Teen Trend
The Doctors said that the new vampire movies like the Twilight Series have been amazingly popular, but fans are starting to act like vampires and bite each other to “mark their territory.” Dr Jim Sears said that he loves the vampire movies but that biting each other is very unsafe, because the human mouth has lots of bacteria in it. Plus, when you bite someone you are both at risk for infections and even Hepatitis. Dr Travis Stork said to remember that vampires are not real and its only shown in movies!
The Doctors: Is It Dangerous to Hold in Pee At Night?
The Doctors were asked by a lady if it is dangerous if she does not wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Could holding it in do anything bad to your internal organs? Is holding in your pee dangerous? The Doctors said that in very rare circumstances, holding in your pee can weaken your bladder. However, the longer you leave urine in your bladder, the higher your risk for getting a kidney infection. Try not to drink too many liquids before going to bed and go to the bathroom during the day when you feel the urge to pee. You do not want to get to the point where you cannot empty your your entire bladder.
The Doctors: Best Position to Sleep In
The Doctors were joined by Dr Michael Breus who said that going to bed before midnight actually reduces stiffening of arteries. You need at least 7 hours of sleep each night. The best position to sleep in is on your back or on your side – you should avoid sleeping on your stomach. You should also avoid sleeping in a C-Shape. Instead, try placing a pillow between your legs if you are a side sleeper.
The Doctors: Reduce Number of Pillows
Another thing on The Doctor’s list of things to stop doing is to not sleep with too many pillows.
The Doctors: Mouth Guard to Sleep with Mouth Shut
Sleeping with your mouth open can increase your risk of tooth decay, so sleep with your mouth shut. You can use a Mouth Guard to help your mouth stay closed as you sleep.