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does sleeping on your stomach make you fat

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Contact doctor: I recommend that you contact your doctor who can likely at least do a telemedicine appointment to give further advice. If they are not available, and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, it does not.: Sleep in a way that allows you to feel comfortable.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
31 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Sleeping on stomach: If sleeping on your stomach is bad humans would be extinct there is no particular issue at all.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Sleeping: Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours & makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral posit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Many people: Sleep comfortably on their stomachs with no untoward effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: You found your comfort zone, as long as it does not wake you up at night.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Abs: No

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