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how do i find what's the best sleeping position for your back if you have pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain where ?: In general w the absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back is considered optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best position is sleeping on the side. 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 position. It also puts >.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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pressure on joints & muscles. Sleeping in a fetal position is not optimal. Specific health issues – often respond best to specific sleep positions. For instance – side position may help if you have neck or back pain. Stomach or side position may help with snoring. Etc.
Apr 18, 2014

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