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does sleeping on your stomach make you fat

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sleep where you are most comfortable.It is amusing to watch a sleep study-people move a lot during sleep.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, it does not.: Sleep in a way that allows you to feel comfortable.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Obesity: Obesity, or being overweight, is unlikely to occur because of lying down after eating. Rather, it generally occurs because of a chronic intake of mor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
30 years experience Sleep Medicine
Hormonal changes: Lack of sleep increase level of hormone called ghrelin and decrease of leptin level in the body. Stress and lack of sleep increase cortisol hormone i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesnt matter: The position of sleep while pregnant does not affect your baby. If you are comfortable sleeping on your stomach, go for it!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eldridge Burns
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it certainly can. When constipated, gas may back up and aggreavate heartburn symptoms. The resulting fullness can also cause stomache aches. Al ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast: Sleeping on your stomach should have no effect on breast development/growth.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not the cause: While simvastatin causes liver damage extremely rarely (about 1 in 100,000 for serious damage), it's not the likely cause of fluid retention. Issues ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Back pain: Sleeping on your stomach long term can affect the natural curve in the lower back causing pain. You head is also turned to one side all night, which d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The only known causes for butt and breast size increases are plastic surgery and excessive food intake.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Not the case for everyone. I do not think anybody specifically knows why the people who gain weight on the depo shot gain weight.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Nice try-:): No.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Gluteal exercises: Exercising your booty (gluteal) muscles will make them more defined, and in good position and toned. The only way to get more booty muscle is an inte ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Sleepong postions will not affect your pregnancy...Only your confort level.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: Bowel issues/symptoms can range from bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, generalized aches and pains to severe irritability, fever, and inten ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Emetrol is the brand name of an over-the-counter upset stomach medicine taken to relieve nausea and vomiting. It is a phosphorated carbohydrate soluti ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: You can work with positioners including pillows to keep you on your back. One thing used frequently is pillow under knees.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
Unknown: Exactly how weed has these effects isn't known except that there are "canadinoid" receptors in the brain that respond to the major ingredients in mari ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It should not: Sleeping on your stomach should not hurt your baby. However, with advancing pregnancy it may be difficult or impossible to sleep on your 'stomach'. Yo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Core: The are attempting to streghthen your core by contracting yr core muscles.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Hip pain: Sleeping on the side? If that is the case, it could be trochanteric bursitis.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Any way: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that laying in certain positions will cause damage to your internal organs or your back. For some, layi ... Read More

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