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Is there anyone that only sleeps on stomach?

Is there anyone that only sleeps on stomach?

Yes: Sleep where you are most comfortable. It is amusing to watch a sleep study-people move a lot during sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could lying down after eating (not sleeping) make you fat?

Could lying down after eating (not sleeping) make you fat?

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 more calories than are being expended on a daily basis. Body position is far less important than how much is being eaten. ...Read more

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Does sleeping on tummy make you fat?

Does sleeping on tummy make you fat?

No, it does not.: Sleep in a way that allows you to feel comfortable. ...Read more

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How does lack of sleep make you fat? What about stress?

How does lack of sleep make you fat? What about stress?

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 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

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I wanted to know is sleeping on your stomach bad?

I wanted to know is sleeping on your stomach bad?

Sleeping on stomach: If sleeping on your stomach is bad humans would be extinct

there is no particular issue at all. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on your stomach considered bad for you?

Is sleeping on your stomach considered bad for you?

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

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How can sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

How can sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

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

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Is it possible to lose weight by sleeping on your stomach?

Sorry, No: You can only lose weight by consuming fewer calories or burning more calories and sleep position doesn't accomplish either of those. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is sleeping on your stomach an unhealthy habit?

Please help docs! Is sleeping on your stomach an unhealthy habit?

No: As long as the position does not cause any pain or discomfort, stomach sleeping in a non-infant is fine. A baby should never sleep on their stomach. ...Read more

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Can sleeping on your stomach increase your butt or breast?

Can sleeping on your stomach increase your butt or breast?

No: The only known causes for butt and breast size increases are plastic surgery and excessive food intake. ...Read more

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Does sleeping on your stomach cause eye bags?

Does sleeping on your stomach cause eye bags?

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

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Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

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

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Is it ill-advised to sleep on one's stomach?

Is it ill-advised to sleep on one's stomach?

Sleep: Many people can sleep comfortably on their stomach. However, 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

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What is the ticklish feeling from inside the stomach which doesn't let me sleep?

What is the ticklish feeling from inside the stomach which doesn't let me sleep?

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

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Sleeping in your stomach is it bad for you?

Sleeping in your stomach is it bad for you?

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

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Abdominal burning and pain - can't sleep at night?

Abdominal burning and pain - can't sleep at night?

Several things: Where is the pain? In the center? To the right? Does it go anywhere else? It could be as simple as irritation oh your stomach lining or reflux or even gall bladder disease or stones. If it has persisted for any length of time I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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My stomach how should I lay on it to go to sleep?

Whichever feels ok: If you snore, you may want to lie on your side or face down. Otherwise, it does not matter what you prefer for yourself ...Read more

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Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

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

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What are the complications if I sleep on my abdomen where my breasts are pressed?

Nothing physical: Nothing bad will happen to your body. It is just a matter of you being comfortable. If you are, sleep soundly with no worries! ...Read more

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Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? I'm sick and need sleep

Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? I'm sick and need sleep

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Most nyquil preparations contain dextromethorphan which can cause nausea. You could just take otc Diphenhydramine (benadryl) which is a sedating antihistamine, and will help with some of the symptoms as well as with sleep. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts so bad I can't eat, sleep or function properly. What should I do?

My stomach hurts so bad I can't eat, sleep or function properly. What should I do?

See a doctor: There are lots of things it could be, see a doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, am nearly 3 months post cs, wanna know when can I start sleeping on my stomach?

Hi, am nearly 3 months post cs, wanna know when can I start sleeping on my stomach?

I would: Continue to sleep on your back until you can turn yourself over...and over...and over



Hope this helps. ....Dr Dad/Grandpa ...Read more

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Why does my stomach still hurt when I sleep on it even though I had my baby 9 months ago?

Why does my stomach still hurt when I sleep on it even though I had my baby 9 months ago?

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

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My baby 5 month old always sleep at night on her stomach is that normal or there's any risk for her?

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

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Every night before I go to bed my stomach always hurts it's usually the minute I decide wow I need to sleep?

Every night before I go to bed my stomach always hurts it's usually the minute I decide wow I need to sleep?

GERD: Although there can be multiple reasons, one common one is GERD. When people lay down there gastric juices flow up there esophagus and cause pain. Have you tied an antacid for the problem? ...Read more

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I have a feeling that the left lower abdomen has gone to sleep? It does this occasionally. What would this be?

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

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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.

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

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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?

Not really unless: You have sleep apnea or other condition like a bad back or tmd that you will notice gets worse when you sleep in certain positions... ...Read more

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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?

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?

Stomach pain: This is a difficult age to figure out symptoms because your baby can't verbalize. Common problems at this age are colic and reflux. Have him examined to rule out other causes and discuss management with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pillows designed for people who sleep on their back/side and pillows for people who sleep on their stomach?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more