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Does Sleeping On Your Stomach Make You Fat
Male age-21 will sleeping on my stomach (stomach downward side) lead to implication of fat on my chest and abdominal area?
Sleep position: NO! Fat on your body is from eating, lack of exercise or a more complex problem. Sleep position should not change that ...Read more
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 in the body.
Affects moods negatively, eating behaviour and fat metabolism.
Regular good night sleep of 7-8 hours daily, relaxation, healthy diet, exercise are countering factors one may want to consider. ...Read more
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 position. ...Read more
Sleep: You found your comfort zone, as long as it does not wake you up at night. ...Read more
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 distorts the alignment of the spine in your neck. If you must sleep on your stomach it is best to have a firm mattress with a small or no pillow. ...Read more
No: The only known causes for butt and breast size increases are plastic surgery and excessive food intake. ...Read more
Dermatochalasis: Laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. This can occur with age. Skin laxity or "looseness" also causes this. Surgery is the only option. You should see your doctor. Another cause is allergies. If you have itching and nasal congestion try cold compresses and antihistamines. ...Read more
Depends: Sleeping on your stomach can be better if you have a bad lumbar intervertebral disc, but you have bad lumbar joint arthritis your pain might worsen. This is because the joints compress with extension of the spine. The softer the bed the more extension on the joints. Lying on your side, or with one leg pulled up may actually be better. ...Read more
Abdominal discomfort: After ruling out pregnancy that too after 2 nd trimester, and no associated diarrhea, it would most probably from excessive gas. Pay attention to type of food causing this problem, you may have mal absorption, most commonly to dairy products. Try some probiotic and lactaid and see the symptoms gets any better, if not have it checked out. ...Read more
It isn't 'bad' for: You but is the least recommended of the common sleep positions. 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 pressure on joints ; muscles. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. ...Read more
Probably okay: Won't be able to soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be a problem: A doctor can evaluate to see what the patient is talking about. The "lower part of the stomach" means different places to different people. Causes of pain there could be muscular (sore ab muscles), intestinal (such as constipation), a tumor (many types, luckily uncommon), etc... A patient can keep a diary of symptoms on a big calender, to help his doctor figure things out. ...Read more
See a doctor: There are lots of things it could be, see a doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Get to your dr.: You need to be checked outGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Iy could be the muscles are still not strengthened but more than likely it is nothing to be alarmed anout. Does your belly button stick out funny or your muscles look strained if you crunch? If really concerned talk to your dr. It might be just habit. ...Read more
How can I comfort her if she has bottle back on her stomach? I tried getting her to go back to sleep
Clarify please: I think part of your question was cut off. Re-ask. ...Read more
My baby 5 month old always sleep at night on her stomach is that normal or there's any risk for her?
Normal: Although there is still risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) most 5 month old should be ok sleepung on their tummies. I would avoid any loose blankets and toys in the crib. ...Read more
Every night before I go to bed my stomach always hurts it's usually the minute I decide wow I need to sleep?
I have a feeling that the left lower abdomen has gone to sleep? It does this occasionally. What would this be?
Check your back: Numbness in the abdominal wall if often related to the superficial nerves which most often related to possible disc in the back. However, trauma, exhaustion during exercise which affect the muscle group in that area could be the reason. If it is down further in the groin, an inguinal hernia could be the cause. You need to be checked by a physician to determin the etiology based on presentation. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
Is there a benefit to sleeping on one side of your body? I.E. Is it better to sleep on my back over my stomach or on a side?
My baby is a month old and he make sound as if he have pains in a stomach and he doesn't sleep for long...please I need help?
What is the difference between pillows designed for people who sleep on their back/side and pillows for people who sleep on their stomach?
I can't speak about: Any specific product designs. If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. If you sleep on your stomach, then no pillow or a thin pillow is best. When sleeping on your side a thick pillow can help to maintain your neck ; head in a neutral position. ...Read more