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A 36-year-old member asked:

When do i need to stop sleeping on my back?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
At term and in labor: It is better to sleep on your side late in the third trimester and when you are in labor.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
You do not: If you are comfortable and sleeping well, no need to change position.

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A 48-year-old male asked:

Why does my heart stop beating for a while sometimes when i sleep on my back?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
Cardiology 56 years experience
Subjective?: If this is really happening then you may have some degree of sleep apnea. You need to get a cardiac monitor while asleep. A mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry monitor is good. You also need a sleep study. This work-up should be performed under your physician's supervision.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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