Professor X wrote:
I sleep on my back, side or stomach. I too lie on my back to fall asleep, but end up rolling onto my side or stomach during the night.
I don’t see the problem, I’ve never had any back issues and always feel comfortable so if you’re not having problems, why worry?
I see what your saying but it is more for preventions sake. i have known ppl or ppls dads who have had to go to sleeping exclusively on their back b/c of problems. But that is them. Like I said though it is bad for posture and I dont have bad posture(I think) but I do spend a lot of time on my pc and I try to make sure I site back and up in my chair and stand when I can but I do catch myself slouching and sitting forward. So with that and sleeping on my stomach almost exclusively I would like prevent any future back issues
How is sleeping comfortably bad for posture? Unless you are waking up with back pain, you are a little confused.
Well sleeping (for example) on your front, with neck turned to one side, and arms above your head, might be comfortable. However, due to the viscoelastic properties of human tissue the creep deformation that occurs in the end-range position, on tissues in the neck and shoulders, will likely have knock on effects on the musculoskeletal system.
You can’t possibly be making some general rule for everyone based on creep deformation. I get back pain from time to time when I sleep on my back. Should I continue to force my body into that position?