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I'm curious if it is generally better for the knees if I should sleep on my back with legs straight out or on my side with legs bent towards my chest?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bend knees for back
Not sure if it makes any significant difference to the knees.
However, it is generally best for the back to either sleep on the back with a pillow under the knees, or on the side with the knees slightly bent.

In brief: Bend knees for back
Not sure if it makes any significant difference to the knees.
However, it is generally best for the back to either sleep on the back with a pillow under the knees, or on the side with the knees slightly bent.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid knee pillow
Pillows under the knees produce flexion contractures of the knees, which is a much bigger problem.

In brief: Avoid knee pillow
Pillows under the knees produce flexion contractures of the knees, which is a much bigger problem.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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