How do you sleep

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
January 22, 2007 7:52pm CST
How do you sleep and why. Do you sleep on your back, side both. Do you sleep spread eagle or curled up in a ball. For me these days its all of the above. Not sure why my sleeping habits have changed but that have. I know that I feel better sleeping on my side than I do on my back or stomach; I end up hurting a lot if I do either. All of my joints and my neck hurts. I just hate it, but I can't seem to stop my self. Any one have any suggestions?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
23 Jan 07
For the last year or so I find myself going to sleep on my right side. I end up on my back toward morning and finish on my left side before rising. When I had the better bed before the fire I sometimes slept on my stomach. What is the hardness or softness of your bed. Also with pain issues such as me in cold weather. A sleeping bag on the bed can keep you warmer and therefore reduce pain. It helps me. Your pillow could be a factor too. You might need a firmer pillow to support your alignment. Hope any of this helps you.
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Yes it does help, thanks.
• China
24 Jan 07
i sleep with the left and right position and they are killing me cause am pregnant and it is very dangerous to sleep upward or backward.i just pray its over.
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I always sleep with a higher pillow on my head and always on my right side. Because whenever I sleep on my left side my becomes numb when I woke up and I feel my heart was so tired.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I sleep only on my side in a fetal position. My cat sleeps at the bottom of me, and my other near my head. My hubby next to me on his side too.
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• Portugal
23 Jan 07
I like to sleep to my right side,it´s the only way that i acn sleep at night.Sometimes i also sleep with my stomach up but it´s only for a little while,i always return to my side position.
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@samehmam (56)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
how do me sleep it is easy way Iam goin to my bed and closs my eyes and put my pwoll on my head this is awy simple
• United States
23 Jan 07
I sleep on my right side only or I cannot sleep and I have to be covered with a sheet or blanket I have a pillow top mattress and it seems to relive tension on my joints I have MS and my arms and legs fall asleep and stay numb so comfort is important to me
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
I toss and turn all night, I have very bad sleep patterns, I rey all positions, I think I am a bit frightened to go to sleep as I suffer anxiety attacks but if I get so tires and have an sfternoon nap it is always beautiful..
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Well, if you feel comfortable sleeping on your side then do so from now on. Go with what makes you comfortable and you'll get plenty of sleep.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I forgot to tell you how I sleep. I like sleeping on my side because that is how I like it and it is comfortable for me.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I used to sleep flat down. But i've seen in some health show that its bad to do that since your back is arched to much. Now i sleep sideways. I find it comfortable to do so that's why i sleep that way.
@xXmeganxX (4422)
24 Jan 07
i have to sleep on my right side and right next to the wall, i feel safe like that, or sometimes i sleep halfway on my belly but it makes me not breath.
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@mrscinxav (118)
• United States
24 Jan 07
i can understand .coz i too had it.practise meditation or do walking before sleep.have a hot water bath before sleep.this will surely help u.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
i love to sleep on my side which made it very hard to do when i was pregnant so i proped a body pillow in front of me which made me less sore in the morning and wasn't hurting my stomach.
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• Brazil
24 Jan 07
i usually sleep on my left or right side like a snail shell with my tedy bear. it's really comfortable! you should try it
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• Sweden
24 Jan 07
Mostly I sleep on my left side so that my face is turned against the wall. And I always curve myself up to keep the heat. My feet are always cold as ice, you see. I could never fall asleep if I'd be sleeping on my back and with a straight body.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I sleep mostly on my sides. I cant sleep on my stomach anymore I dont know why and I use to all the time. Well yes I do I had my gallbladder out last year and ever since I cant. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning Im on my back. And I dont remember how I got like that. I think we do crazy things when we sleep anyway.
• United States
23 Jan 07
well there all kinds of ways to sleep naked fuly clothed side back curled up n so on n so on but i my self sleep have night shirt ... n sleep every way posable.. now being a nurse there r some things said if you hug a pillow while sleeping and or fall asleep that way then it is a securty blanket think.... plus if you sleep with your legs crossed all the time.. it is called cls.... .. n do you always half to have to sleep with something like a blanket pillow can be just any thing... it all comes down 2 if you feel surcity.. and or safe... . thre is no way to realy stop how u sleep but the reason for you sleepin on your side is the most comfortable .. for you but if u hug a pillow u r most likley not to turn as much in yr sleep weathere people call it a sucerty thing or not..... realy injoyed you dscussion
23 Jan 07
I used to sleep on my side, had to lay on my left side for a while then turn to my right before falling asleep for some reason if I got into bed and went straight to my right side I just couldn't seem to fall asleep. Now I go to sleep flat on my stomache with my right arm inbetween my pillows.
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@Sarah1977 (495)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I usually sleep on my left side, with my face pressed against my 2 year old son's face. He sleeps with my husband and I most of the time. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I roll over onto my stomach. I absolutely cannot sleep on my back. It just doesn't feel "cozy" to me.
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@katty0004 (387)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I sleep on my right side always have , I can't sleep any other way .
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