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Sleeping on my Back is Impossible


#1

Im full of questions today. this one though has been bothering me for a while now. My whole life I have slept on my stomach or my side but I would say 75% of it is on my stomach. I know this is bad for my back and my posture as well as affecting my overall body structure but no matter how much I try to fall asleep on my back I just cant do it. I can lay on my back for an hour or more and not fall asleep but as soon as I roll over im out.

HOW IM THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM???


#2

Benadryl, nyquill, or maybe whiskey…lol


#3

First off your strategic use of “bake” and “holly” made me chuckle. For your question, I can’t sleep on my back either. I always sleep on my side. I know what you mean, you just can’t get to sleep. I would try to sleep exclusively on your side, almost in the fetal position. Good Luck.


#4

[quote]blake2616 wrote:
First off your strategic use of “bake” and “holly” made me chuckle. For your question, I can’t sleep on my back either. I always sleep on my side. I know what you mean, you just can’t get to sleep. I would try to sleep exclusively on your side, almost in the fetal position. Good Luck.[/quote]

LoL I am the worst speller/proof reader ever my dad likes to call them Josh’isms…what can I say. Glad you got a laugh out of it though cant tell you how many times someone gives me grief bout using spell check and what not


#5

[quote]Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Benadryl, nyquill, or maybe whiskey…lol[/quote]

I only use that stuff for fussy children


#6

[quote]Himora22 wrote:
Im full of questions today. this one though has been bothering me for a while now. My whole life I have slept on my stomach or my side but I would say 75% of it is on my stomach. I know this is bad for my back and my posture as well as affecting my overall body structure but no matter how much I try to fall asleep on my back I just cant do it. I can lay on my back for an hour or more and not fall asleep but as soon as I roll over im out.

HOW IM THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM???[/quote]

What problem?


#7

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?


#8

[quote]rsg 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?[/quote]

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


#9

[quote]Himora22 wrote:
rsg 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[/quote]

How is sleeping comfortably bad for posture? Unless you are waking up with back pain, you are a little confused.


#10

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#11

Whenever I sleep on my back, I wake up the next morning with the most God-awful pain in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is in my ribs. It usually turns into a bruise in a day or two.


#12

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Himora22 wrote:
rsg 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.[/quote]

Just b/c it feels good dosent mean you should do it. Guy A goes and rails guy B in the ass, it might feel good but I bet you wouldnt want to do it…I know I dont. I know Brownies taste fucking awesome but they really arnt that good for you wether or not you used Omega-3 enriched eggs.

‘Sleeping on your stomach puts your body in lumbar hyper-extension and cervical extension/rotation. Consider the fact that a lot of people sleep in this position for 7-9 hours per night, and in doing so, produce roughly 1200 lbs of additional pressure on the lower back�?you can see why many have back pain.’


#13

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Himora22 wrote:
rsg 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.

Bushy[/quote]

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?


#14

[quote]Himora22 wrote:
Just b/c it feels good dosent mean you should do it. Guy A goes and rails guy B in the ass, it might feel good but I bet you wouldnt want to do it…I know I dont. I know Brownies taste fucking awesome but they really arnt that good for you wether or not you used Omega-3 enriched eggs.[/quote]

Worst.analogies.ever.

I’m no going to even mention the 1st point, but brownies can be great if made correctly and eaten at the right time.

How I go to sleep is a concious choice, how I move around and the position I wake up in, is not. As long as I don’t wake up feeling like I’ve slept on a wooden chair, then I don’t worry about it. The again, I end up on my side about 75% of the time, and rarely on my stomach.

If you want to “break a bad habit”, get someone to tie you to the bed on your back so you can’t move. It’s natural to move around in your sleep.


#15

[quote]rainjack wrote:
Whenever I sleep on my back, I wake up the next morning with the most God-awful pain in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is in my ribs. It usually turns into a bruise in a day or two.

[/quote]

Clearly, you should continue to sleep on your back even though it causes you discomfort…because as humans, we are all exactly the same.

The basics of biology get regularly lost around here in the forest of details.


#16

[quote]Professor X wrote:
rainjack wrote:
Whenever I sleep on my back, I wake up the next morning with the most God-awful pain in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is in my ribs. It usually turns into a bruise in a day or two.

Clearly, you should continue to sleep on your back even though it causes you discomfort…because as humans, we are all exactly the same.

The basics of biology get regularly lost around here in the forest of details.[/quote]

Or maybe I should have married someone who isn’t so violent when she hears mild snoring.


#17

[quote]rainjack wrote:
Professor X wrote:
rainjack wrote:
Whenever I sleep on my back, I wake up the next morning with the most God-awful pain in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is in my ribs. It usually turns into a bruise in a day or two.

Clearly, you should continue to sleep on your back even though it causes you discomfort…because as humans, we are all exactly the same.

The basics of biology get regularly lost around here in the forest of details.

Or maybe I should have married someone who isn’t so violent when she hears mild snoring. [/quote]

Haha, I missed that!


#18

If you sleep on your side put a pillow between your knees. Your back feels better then next day.


#19

[quote]rsg wrote:
rainjack wrote:
Professor X wrote:
rainjack wrote:
Whenever I sleep on my back, I wake up the next morning with the most God-awful pain in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is in my ribs. It usually turns into a bruise in a day or two.

Clearly, you should continue to sleep on your back even though it causes you discomfort…because as humans, we are all exactly the same.

The basics of biology get regularly lost around here in the forest of details.

Or maybe I should have married someone who isn’t so violent when she hears mild snoring.

Haha, I missed that![/quote]

Yeah, I missed it too. Now that’s funny!

I’m like the OP, I can’t sleep on my back to save my life. It might have something to do with my constant sinus issues though. I don’t feel like I can breath as well when I lay on my back.


#20

I’ve slept on my stomach my whole life for the most part. Im 30 now. A few months ago I started having some low back/sciatic pain. My chiro suggested sleeping on my back, which sounded impossible as I was the same way. However, sleeping on my stomach would hurt unless I put a pillow or something under my pelvis to offset whatever kind of disc pressure that was going on. I started with this wierd half side half back position and yes, I tossed and turned initially. I got used to it and can fall asleep on my back. I still shift positions and occasionally wind up on my stomach, but I just roll back on my side or whatever and Im good. The back seems to be healing, but I still dont feel 100% in the gym. Anyway you can train yourself to do it.