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I sleep on my back all the time.Any other pose makes me uncomfortable. Is it good or bad sleeping on back?Which sleeping pose you advice?

I sleep on my back all the time.Any other pose makes me uncomfortable. Is it good or bad sleeping on back?Which sleeping pose you advice?

Most comfortable: There is no "best" position for sleeping. But if you have snoring or sleep apnea, it will probably be worse when you are sleeping on your back. People with neck pain may have trouble when they sleep on their stomachs. The best position for people with lower back pain is to sleep on their backs with a pilliw under their knees. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

No.: When you sleep flat on your back, you are more likely to passively regurgitate and have gerds. Your best position is sleeping sitting up at 90 mdegree angle. Gravity will keep acidic gastric juice causing gerd in your stomach or distal esophagus. Not your mouth or lungs. ...Read more

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Can sleeping on ur back in pregnancy hurt the baby? What's the big deal about sleeping on my back ? Can sleeping on back cause the baby heart to stop?

Can sleeping on ur back in pregnancy hurt the baby? What's the big deal about sleeping on my back ? Can sleeping on back cause the baby heart to stop?

I vote "It's a myth": Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more

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Other than a pacifier, sleeping on back, a fan, and not over clothing, what can I do to prevent sids? I constantly worry.

Other than a pacifier, sleeping on back, a fan, and not over clothing, what can I do to prevent sids? I constantly worry.

Dont worry: Easy to say...Difficult to do. If you are following the recommendations of "back to sleep" and the other measures you mention, all is well. Worrying just makes you a wreck. If there is no family history of sids and you don't smoke, odds are very very small sids will occur. I would have a discussion with you in the office over why you worry so we can help ally your anxiety. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnate can I sleep/ lay on my back?

Family practice : You should be able to sleep on your back if you sleep better that way. It shouldn't cause harm to the baby. ...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