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Help Sleeping on Your Back?


#1

Hey, ever since learning that sleeping on your stomach is bad for your back, I have been trying to sleep on my back ever since. However, when I wake up, I notice that I am sleeping on my stomach. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to stay on your back while sleeping so I do not turn over and sleep on my stomach? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


#2

I didn’t know sleeping on your stomach was bad for you. That’s how I sleep.

But how are you supposed to stay on your back while sleeping? Surely your body just moves into the positions it wants to?


#3

bondage.

or stop trying to complicate things and just. sleep.


#4

I don’t know about sleeping on your stomach hurting your back, but sleeping on your side/shoulder sure does fuck them up over time.

It’s difficult trying to get comfortable…


#5

I’ve slept on my stomach all my life. I’m fine.


#6

i dont know how anyone sleeps on their back. I cant do it. Stomach all the way


#7

If you normally sleep on your stomach, you’re probably going to rotate back onto your stomach while you sleep; just put a pillow under your stomach so your spine is in a bit more neutral of a position and forget about it.

Edit: Confused the returning motion of ‘back’ with the body part ‘back’, fixed now


#8

Sleeping on my stomach hurts my penis. Have not done so since puberty


#9

[quote]valiant knight wrote:
Sleeping on my stomach hurts my penis. Have not done so since puberty[/quote]

I bend one knee and use it to prop myself up a bit to allow adequate penis room.


#10

Duct tape. It fixes everything.


#11

I have read that sleeping on the stomach can be bad for organs and stops the ribcage expanding properly, but not sure how credible that is. I think the best thing to do is just to sleep in the position that is most comfortable to get the best night sleeps possible.


#12

[quote]valiant knight wrote:
Sleeping on my stomach hurts my penis. Have not done so since puberty[/quote]

the trick is to cut a hole in your mattress


#13

[quote]leaftye wrote:
Duct tape. It fixes everything.[/quote]

Winner.

In all seriousness, I prefer sleeping on my back (mainly because I hate waking up with my hands numb) with my arms to my side. Requires some discipline at first but I did succeed. However, if your body prefers a different position it will eventually shift over night.

Quick idea: Why don’t you PM Ct. Rockula; to my knowledge he sleeps on his back in his casket. Just ask him how he does it!


#14

Wear cargo shorts to bed and put tennis or golf balls in your front and side pockets.


#15

[quote]HoratioSandoval wrote:
Wear cargo shorts to bed and put tennis or golf balls in your front and side pockets.[/quote]

Not bad but still unreliable. Don’t be an amateur, tie all your limbs to the bed frame.