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Sleeps On Stomach
Flexibility: Babies should sleep on their backs until they learn to roll over well on their own. Children sleep in all sorts of positions, mainly because they are more flexible than adults. As we age, our back muscles are strained more when we sleep on our abdomen, and can cause backaches. Sleeping on your side or back, with a pillow under the knees, keeps your back in a more neutral position. ...Read more
An adult can sleep: On his/her stomach if desired. But sleeping on back or side have their benefits. 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
Severe abdominal: Pain warrants emergency evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Belly sleeping was popular in the us from the post wwi period until the 90"s. People thought it might prevent problems if they spit up. Unfortunately the oriental cultures (belly sleeping is taboo) had a better plan. Crib death has declined in the us by 40-50% since we recognized back sleeping was safer. After 4-5m, they will roll & sleep as they want.(this is past the period of most risk). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Position of comfort: Lying on the back with pillows under the knees and/or lying on the side with a pillow between the knees are often the best positions when dealing with back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately once you fall asleep you will have no control over how you are positioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Costochondritis : It depends which costochondral junction is involved, also the position you are lying---- in other words yes it can. ...Read more
Sleeping on stomach; Uncomfortable in the morning (when muscles stretch/move/breathing). Had for a long time, know its not serious. what can cause thi?
Sleep position: Sounds like your position/posture while sleeping is causing your morning discomfort. See if sleeping w/full body pillow helps (tho it might not be too sexy for 22yo guy). Or try sleeping on your back. If you do prefer sleeping on your stomach, try sleeping w/one leg or other bent at hip/knee. And try different pillows w/various amounts of neck support. ...Read more
Often in the morning when I sleep and when I take a deep breath I feel pain in the lower lung area. (I mostly sleep on stomach). What could this be?
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