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Is it good to sleep on my back?

Is it good to sleep on my back?

If you have no : specific health problems - then it is generally the sleep position that will put less abnormal strains on your body. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is it good for people to sleep on their back?

Is it good for people to sleep on their back?

In General, No: For the most part, sleeping on your back is less than ideal for posture (it flattens the normal curvatures of the spine) and can also act to make disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea much worse by allowing the tissues of the mouth and neck to "fall backward" and block the breathing passages. It is often better to sleep on one side or the other. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get back into a good sleeping routine?

Can you tell me how i could get back into a good sleeping routine?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

Tough!: Best bet is to have appropriate mattress (get fitted at a sleep center), and avoid pillows. Rather, use a "neck roll" or rolled hand towel to support your neck while sleeping. I like to "cradle" my head with two pillows on either side, but sleeping on my back increases my apnea, so I am obilgated to stay off it while sleeping--so be extra cautious if you have high blood pressure or snore heavily! ...Read more

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Is sleeping on the floor good for your back?

Is sleeping on the floor good for your back?

Yes and no: It really depends on the overall health of the individual. For some people it is comfortable and for others with joint problems it could be downright painful. Most cultures in the history of mankind and many today sleep on mats on the floors or carpets, so a lot could be cultural and personal preference. It is amazingly hard to find any scientific information on this. ...Read more

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How do I get back into a good sleep routine after my overseas trip?

How do I get back into a good sleep routine after my overseas trip?

Get on schedule: The best thing to do is get back to your normal schedule and get to bed at your regular time. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before bedtime and avoid naps. It may take a few days of doing this before you are back on track. ...Read more

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How can I get back into a good sleeping pattern again?

How can I get back into a good sleeping pattern again?

Sleep: Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives. Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome. ...Read more

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What's a good way of getting back into regular sleeping habits?

What's a good way of getting back into regular sleeping habits?

Sleep Hygiene: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine -- warm showers, room should be on a slightly cooler side; no tv, no computer. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more