Post # 1
STRANGE QUESTION and IDK if anyone can relate, but I can ONLY fall asleep or get comfy to fall asleep if Im on my stomach. Problem is, is it KILLS my lower back. We bought a firmer matress, still no help. I need to stop but when I try to fall asleep on my back or side it’s impossible. Can anyone else relate. Ugh, I know its a weird queston, but any tips fall asleep not on back, or anyone know of a firm matress pad? Any ideas are appreacited.
Post # 2
Have you tried a body pillow to help prop you on your side? I’m a back sleeper and when I was pregnant I had to stay on my side (or else my legs would go completely numb…not fun) and I was given a Snoogle pillow that prevented me from rolling backwards in my sleep.
Post # 3
Body pillow and neck supporting pillow (the kind with the curves).
Post # 4
futremrswhite17 : I sometimes sleep on my stomach and when I was younger it was fine. Now that I’m older I have the same problem, kills my lower back. So I’ve been putting a small pillow under my stomach so my back is more aligned, if that makes sense. Helps, but not always.
Post # 5
I’m a stomach sleeper that’s trying to stop, too. Sometimes I prop a pillow between my knees when sleeping on my side and I find that more comfortable!
Post # 6
futremrswhite17 : What kind of pillow are you using?
I also sleep on my stomach and I have to use a really flat/thin pillow to make sure my neck/back stay aligned as much as possible. I know it’s still not ideal, but it’s way better than stomach sleeping with a big fluffy pillow!
Post # 7
futremrswhite17 : It may be you really like the pressure on your stomach. Try putting something on top of you (not necessarily your husband ) like a heavy pillow or comforter. Might also try some yoga before bed – the ‘digestive’ routines often have a lot of pressure put on the stomach area. Yoga can help better develop your back muscles in any case.
Post # 8
they say it takes 21 days to break a habit. so you would have to train yourself to not sleep on your back.
Post # 9
futremrswhite17 : YOu can do it! I used to be the same, but had to stop it because of low back problems as well. It’s terrible for both your back and neck. I now can’t even imagine sleeping on my back. I feel like it took less than 3 months to change.
I think that pillows are your friend. They can keep you from rolling and also keep you more comfy in a new position. If sleeping on your side put a pillow between your knees and one huged in your arms. A big body pillow would work well, or just two normal pillows.
If sleeping on your back, try putting a pillow or two under your knees. YOu may feel uncomfortable on your back because of tension in your psoas and hip flexors that makes it difficult to relax when your legs are streched out (I have this problem).
A memory foam mattress has been the best thing ever for me.
All that said…I’m not trying to train myself to sleep on my back after years of being a side sleeper. I feel your pain!
Post # 10
futremrswhite17 : OMG I have the same problem! I tried forcing myself to sleep on my back, but it’s just not the same. I do have back pain, though
Post # 11
I loooooooove sleeping on my stomach. It feels so right hahah. Sometimes I sleep on my side and cuddle a pillow or put it between my knees and I sleep with a pretty flat pillow too. When you go for a massage they often put a flat pillow under your hips to align your spine better so you could always try that.