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Why do i have such a hard time sleeping on my back? i've been sleeping on my stomach ever since i was a child.

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Rearrange Support: By sleeping on your stomach for so long your body has become accustomed to this habitual position & with any habit, change can be challenging. Having good support such as arranging pillows around back/legs, etc. or a memory foam topper to mattress may give support/comfort to facilitate muscle relaxation & sleep. However if you are having breathing difficulty/short of breath, pain see your doctor.

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Last updated Aug 29, 2014

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