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Sleeps On Stomach
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
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
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
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Severe abdominal: Pain warrants emergency evaluation.Get a more detailed 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
Costochondritis : It depends which costochondral junction is involved, also the position you are lying---- in other words yes it can. ...Read more
No: That is an "old wives tale". Don't worry. ...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
Since giving birth, i'm unable to sleep on stomach due to back pain i think cause by pelvic problems. How can I cure this?
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?
In : In order to answer your question i need a little bit more information. Is your pain only while sleeping? Is it only while laying on your stomach? Does it go away when you change position? Does it happen at any time? Is it worse after eating? Are you nauseous or vomiting? How long has this been going on? Please resubmit with answers. Thank you. ...Read more
What causes disk bulges in upper cervical spine? Could it be from sleeping on stomach? What's the treatment?
My lower back pain is only at night changed mattress for better only able sleep on sides when moving frm side 2 side extreme pain unable to sleep on stomach or back stiff upon waking for first few min?
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I wake up from sleep my stomach hurts from hunger & I have to eat anything, lately even when i eat, my throat still contracts painfully what is that ?
Hard to say: Could be bad reflux with pain from the acid being improved by having food to "occupy" the acid. It can also cause esophageal pain / spasm. Try Prilosec (generic ok) in evenings for 10-14 days and see if resolves situation. If not, see dr for exam & to consider other causes. ...Read more
I always wake up 2-4x at night. Xanax, toviaz, (fesoterodine) tea haven't helped me sleep thru. Stomach sleepr, mouth breather. Fall back to sleep quick. Sleep study?
Stomach pain while sleeping on stomach. Will go away when i change positions to my side or back . Hurts like a cramp.
May I have a stomach ulcer was drinking one night woke up in the middle of my sleep major stomach pain. Lately 1 drink a night for about 2 weeks?
I have back pain worsened by rest comfortable only by sleeping on stomach with pillow under hips. History of Crohn's and discectomy at L4, L5 . AS?
Complex situation.: From your description, it is hard to know if your back pain is mechanical in nature or is perhaps related to your Crohn's disease. And yes, ankylosing spondylitis is a potential diagnosis also, although it is more common in men. I feel you should be seen by your doctor. I don't think we can do more than guesss on here without more reliable data. Good luck. ...Read more
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