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How To Most Easily Adjust To Sleeping On Your Back Or Side
Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head. ...Read more
When I lay down I have to do so very slowly so my back can adjust. I sleep on my side. When I wake up I have to stretch because it feels like the middle of my chest has folding inside each other. Do I need to see a chiropractor?
Better Choice?: Chiropractors generally work on the spine and some are excellent. However, an osteopathic physician (do) is not only a full-fledged doctor, like an md, but is also trained to treat musculoskeletal problems with his hands, like chiropractors. Do's, though, work on the whole body, not just the spine. Many problems don't arise in the spine so a do may be better equipped to find and fix it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to lay down slowly so that my back can adjust. I will have a lower back pain for a few minutes after I finally lay down. My chest feels like it is caving in when I awake in the morning. I try to alternate which side I sleep on. I always have should
Makes no difference: There is no "better" way to sleep for most people. What's important is that you're comfortable and sleep well. It may be better to put a pillow between your knees if sleep on side so that you're hips and back don't get twisted which could potentially lead to back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: An occasional short night sleep does not affect you health. However, a chronic, constant sleep deprivation of one hour leads to 30h (>1day!) missed restorative night time sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard it is healthiest to sleep on your back. Is this true? If so, how can I train my body to sleep on my back? I've always slept on my side.
See below: Agree with dr. Grin. For a person who does not have sleep apnea, there is not one truly optimum position. All positions are fine to sleep on, whether on your back or side. For people with sleep apnea, sleeping on the back is avoided due to the tongue falling back and obstructing the airway in addition to gravity's role. Thus, if you are healthy, sleeping on your side works great! hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after septoplasty can I sleep on my side? That's my normal position, and I have trouble spending the whole night on my back. Also, even if i start on my back, i usually end up on my side by morning. Would that be bad for getting good results afte
I have pain on right side of middle of back, is this from sleeping incorrect or could it be something else?
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