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Is it true that sleeping on your belly will cause lower back pain?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Back extension is usually uncomfortable later in life.

In brief: Yes
Back extension is usually uncomfortable later in life.
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No and yes
Many people sleep on their stomach and have no back pain.
However, if you do have back pain, sleeping on the stomach may often make it worse. The best way to sleep for people with back pain may be on the back with a pillow under the knees, or on the side with knees slightly bent.

In brief: No and yes
Many people sleep on their stomach and have no back pain.
However, if you do have back pain, sleeping on the stomach may often make it worse. The best way to sleep for people with back pain may be on the back with a pillow under the knees, or on the side with knees slightly bent.
Dr. R Sangal
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