(Closed) I can only sleep on my stomach! Grrr!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What position do you sleep in?
    Back : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Side : (23 votes)
    41 %
    Stomach : (25 votes)
    45 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I sleep on my back but just found out that having low back problems means I should never lay on my back without having my knees raised.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When I’m really tired I always try to fall asleep on my stomach, because it’s most comfortable to me, but almost always have to end up on my back before I’m actually able to fall asleep. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I sleep on my stomach a lot but I also sleep on my side. Sleeping on my back is the least comfortable for me

    Post # 6
    Member
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a really hard time falling asleep unless I am on my stomach. Once in awhile I can get away with sleeping on my sides. Up until I was in a car accident you would never ever catch me sleeping on my back or side. I fractured my pelvis in the accident so I was forced to sleep on my back for a few months. Now every once in awhile I have to sleep on my back if I’m having pain around my pelvis and lower back. 

    It’s nice to see so many other tummy sleepers. I thought back sleepers would have had a higher percentage.

    Post # 7
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I used to always sleep on my stomache but after getting really bad back pains and going to the osteopath, I discovered that it’s REALLY bad for your back and neck (its like spending the whole day with your head sharply turned to the side).

    Now I’m trying to wean myself off of it, but its just so good!!

    Post # 8
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @banana_anna: lol you make it sound like an addiction. That’s kind of how I feel about it too though…

    Post # 9
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Have you tried sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees? I really think it helps some of the discomfort that can come with sleeping on your side. I’m also a pillow-gal, I have one under my head and one on my side to rest my face on/snuggle.

    So, 3 pillows = comfortable side sleep 🙂

    Post # 10
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I sleep on my belly and have boat loads of pillows to keep flipping btwn to find the cool side 🙂

    Post # 11
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can only fall asleep on my tummy too!

    I’m terrified for when I get pregnant and thats no longer an option. I predict a lot of long, sleepless nights.

    Post # 12
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @FloretteLiz:

    It totally is an addiction!

    when i’m laying on my side and i can’t fall asleep I get a real craving to roll onto my tummy. I try to fight it but sometimes i’m too weak…..I need help 😛

    Post # 13
    Member
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Side. Sleeping on my stomach is uncomfortable.

    Post # 14
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Yup…I’m a stomach sleeper too.  I honestly don’t think it really matters *that* much how you sleep, and if it really is a concern you can look into some of those fancy pillows or leg pillows or whatever that supposedly make your “sleep posture” better.

    Post # 15
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom

    @NDBee is right! Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees is the best option. I’m in chiropractic school and it’s surprising how many misalignments we see due to the way people sleep!

    Stomach sleepers commonly have their top vertebra in their spine rotated and misaligned, which can eventually lead to pain, loss of motion, and permanent degenerative changes. I would definitely recommend getting checked by a chiropractor to make sure your spine is free of misalignments and try sleeping with knee pillows to relieve any pressure on your hips!

    Hope things get better for you soon!

    Post # 16
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I sleep on my back and both sides. (hardly ever my stomach as I find it too uncomfortable)

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