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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: It can

Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened.
On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube.

In brief: It can

Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened.
On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube.
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