What is your usual sleeping position?

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usual sleeping position

  • supine (on your back)

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • pronate (on your front)

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • lateral (on your side)

    Votes: 9 69.2%
  • facing rightward

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • facing leftward

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • hand(s) on chest

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • hand(s) under back of head/neck

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • hand(s) under face

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • hand(s) wherever/various

    Votes: 6 46.2%
  • age < 30

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • age 30-60

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • age > 60

    Votes: 4 30.8%

  • Total voters
    13

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George Keeling
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The last few days I have had a slightly bad back. Last night for the first time in ages I slept for a while on my front (pronate). My back is getting better :smile:
 
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The last few days I have had a slightly bad back. Last night for the first time in ages I slept for a while on my front (pronate). My back is getting better :smile:
Maybe that's a response to a change, rather than something advisable as a long-term practice ##-## over time, that position tends to strain the lower back.
 
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The last few days I have had a slightly bad back. Last night for the first time in ages I slept for a while on my front (pronate). My back is getting better :smile:
Consider trying a pillow under your knees when sleeping on your back. I started doing that a few years ago, and it really eases the stress on your lower back when sleeping on your back. When I roll to my side when sleeping, I move that pillow to between my knees, which is also more comfortable for me. :smile:
 
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George Keeling
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that position tends to strain the lower back.
pillow under your knees when sleeping on your back
I never expected a doctor service on Physics Forums! Thanks folks!
 
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I never expected a doctor service on Physics Forums! Thanks folks!
I understand that you were being lighthearted ##-## I'm not a Mentor/Moderator, but I have read the guidelines ##-## to be clear: PF allows discussion of health-related matters, but does not allow medical advice.
 
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I never expected a doctor service on Physics Forums! Thanks folks!
Sshhh, you'll get us in trouble...
 
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Thanks to everyone who read/voted/posted ##-## :sleep:
 

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