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Is Sleeping On Your Back Good For You
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im 6months preg, I know its not good to sleep on my back but I wake up on it without realising it. Is this a very bad thing?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pillows: Pillows can come in handy when trying to sleep on your back. Try putting one behind your knees. You can then put more pillows on either side of you or under both arms. There is no one great technique to sleeping on your back. You have to find what works for you and just be persistent. It may take some time to get used to sleeping on your back. ...Read more
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