best sleeping position

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by allisone417, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Satyr Banned Banned

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    I find that the sleeping position in which I feel the most comfortable is with my thumb in my mouth and my ass in the air, while the Carpenters are rockin’ a tune on my 8-track.
     
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  3. valich Registered Senior Member

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    I just can't see how crystals (What kind of crystals?) and magnets could have any affect? Our body produces little or none magnetic field? Sounds like a bunch of folk-lore hype?

    allisone417: I'm fraid that I cannot view your posting. I have a very slow internet connection because I live out in the country. But I do see that it says "scoliosis-main-jpg" so I'm assuming that my suggesting that it was kyphosis was wrong (because you said "backward"), you just meant "backward curvature" as in scoliosis. I'll try to look it up on our school's internet connection.

    But what puzzles me is that you state yours is 50-55 degrees? How so? Is this including both the left and right curvature combined? This is important to me because if you have a 55 degree curvature, don't you also have physical pain and need meds??? Are your doctor(s) advizing a rod? What you have to say is very helpful knowledge. Thanks!
     
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  5. allisone417 i'll be in my room Registered Senior Member

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    since it is a backwards S, there are two main curves, the i believe the thoratic and the lumbar, but im not sure...either way, theres the top curve and the bottom curve. the top one is 55, the bottom one is 50. Dont check me on this, i might have flipped them. But since they are both around the same degree of curvature, i'm not too visibly crooked, but my lungs, hips, and shoulders dont line up, and looking at my stomach, my left side protrudes slightly and my right curves in. I'm short, and I taped a piece of string along my spine, cut it, then untaped and held it up, and found i'd be 2-3 inches taller if it were straight.
    my doctors advised a spinal fusion for a few inches of both curve. i didnt get it. since i'm not really growing anymore, i dont worry about it too much. my father does, however. being a college student, i have more to worry about now...in fact, i have a dreaded calculus final in 12 minutes, so i must go...
     
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  7. valich Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, that's a lot. My orthopedic surgeon, whom I consider to be an extremely knowledgeable professional told me they usually consider surgery when it reaches 40. Although I'm not glad that you have this condition: I am glad to hear from someone that you can go to 55 without a rod.

    Don't you also have pain??? I have a lot of pain due to the scoliosis, fractured lumbar spine L2, and multiple compressed and degenerative discs, caused by the scoliosis. I'm not visibly crooked either, except when I walk for an hour or more. Then it pulls my neck over. I can look in the mirror and it gets really out of whack. That's when the pain is the worst.

    I go to a university too and I think that helps a lot: they call it "distraction therapy." I'm too busy with school work and studies to think about it.

    But you must have much more pain then me, no? Or maybe it's just because of my degenerative discs.

    This whole thing started as a result of a 100 mph motorcycle accident. I avoided a car but hit a concrete highway divider. It sent me head over heels. Luckily I was wearing a helmet. The helmet had an 8 inch crack in it. Without a helmet, that would've been an 8 inch crack in my skull and I would've died instantly. As it was, I had a concussion for a week, broke four ribs, my clavicle, radius bone, and wrist, and now have two metal plates screwed into my right arm: drives the airport security guards nuts everytime I pass through a detector.
     
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  9. valich Registered Senior Member

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    I have to sleep in any position that feels comfortable. But orthopedists say the best position is on your back with a very small pillow under your neck for comfort and support, and, to possibly elevate your legs somewhat for increased circulation to your heart.
     
  10. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    on my side, arms crossed in front of my chest, because of the wife. without the wife it's on my side arms criss cro9ssed in front of my chest.... work that one out. ok, i guess it's due to training
     
  11. Happeh Registered Senior Member

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    Are you strongly sexually active? Do you masturbate frequently?

    Have you ever tried something like Tai Chi to counteract the scoliosis?
     
  12. Happeh Registered Senior Member

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    Your father is a smart man. Medical people these days are about money, not health. How much you think that back surgery makes for the hospital?

    How much does the hospital make if you go in for physical therapy on a regular basis? They don't. They end up spending money on you.

    Western medicine is a money making enterprise. Economics says getting rid of people fastest makes the most money. If you have scoliosis, the fastests way to get rid of you is an operation. Otherwise they spend money on weekly therapy for years on you.

    That is not what the insurance racket is based on. The insurance racket is based on forcing healthy people to pay for a service they do not need. Forcing safe drivers to buy something they do not need.
     
  13. Happeh Registered Senior Member

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    On your stomach with a pillow under your feet. You should look like a U shape. Your belly or pubic bone should feel like it is pressing into the ground.

    Old wise man way of sleeping.

    What many of you might want to think about is what you sleep on. Do you sleep on a soft bed? They don't support you or your back. You sink into them. If the bed is uneven, then your body unevenly sinks into the bed.

    Try sleeping on the ground. I have a futon that lays directly on the ground. Nice flat hard surface. No sinking. It has the added benefit of making you strong. Beds are built so that you swivel and put your feet on the floor to stand up. When you sleep on the ground, you have to get all the way up from the ground every time. It is exercise you do every day.

    You would be amazed at how bad chairs and beds are for you. Asian people traditionally sit and sleep directly on the ground. Did that for centuries. Still do it today. For the reason listed above. Getting out of a chair is nothing. Getting up from the ground 20 times a day to change the TV channel is exercise.
     
  14. valich Registered Senior Member

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    The martial arts form I practice is an obscure style called Ish Shan Ru. I used to run 5-10 miles everyday but can no longer do so because it increases my scoliosis. Instead, I exercise 2 hours everyday, not including sexual activity. I kill fagots. Any other questions?

    EmptyforceofChi has a good idea about resting on a bed of nails, though I doubt you'd understand that. Also, using crystals is something to look into.

    Anything else helpful that you'd like to contribute to our intellectual community forum?
     
  15. Happeh Registered Senior Member

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    I guess I do not understand you. Why would I not understand Chi's recommendation about a bed of nails?

    U do martial arts? Is it strenuous? You say you used to run 5 to 10 miles a day. Did you also train your martial art simultaneosly? How many hours a day? How many days per week?

    Why do you kill faggots? Isn't that against the law?

    What I think is related to your problem is excess exertion. Sex is physical exertion. Masturbation is physical exertion. Martial arts are physical exertion. There is no way to guess at a cause for the scoliosis without you describing your particular situation.

    I could be totally wrong. That is why I am asking.
     
  16. valich Registered Senior Member

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    Okay, I took the remark "Old wise man way of sleeping" as being sarcasm, and responded in kind. Also you said "on your stomach with a pillow under your feet." Who said that?

    And then: "Are you strongly sexually active? Do you masturbate frequently?"
    I'm not racially prejudice, but I am prejudice against homosexuals and I took that as implying that I was a homo (any responce to this statement should go on a seperate thread, to which I will reply, but not on this one. Thanks).

    I am not "the old wise man of sleeping." I am relaying what I've read and been told by orthopedic doctors over the years. I've read a lot and done a lot of research about my scoliosis condition, and have been told ny many about the best way to sleep.

    Again, for the third time, "the best position to sleep is on your back with a small pillow under your neck to adjust for curvature for comfort, and you might want to raise your legs up slightly to increase the circulation to your heart. In the extreme, if conditions warrant it, they say to sleep on your back with your knees bent and elevated. This is not implying anything that would "look like a U shape"!

    However, your point about "you might want to think about what you sleep on" is definitely a very good one. Personally, because of my scoliosis, I cannot sleep on a normal mattress, and certainly not anything that I would "sink into." At first I used a "firm" mattress, nut now sleep on a solid wooden floor with a three inch layer of foam padding underneath. I find this to be the most comfortable and the most orthopedic to use for my condition. If I sleep directly on the wooden floor, then I am apt to develop red sore spots in certain areas that would be extremely hard to heal.

    My scoliolis is a result of right upper torso paralysis due to a motorcycle accident that caused rightside root avulsion T1-C5. There is no cure, so don't even attempt to try to understand how complicated it is. One more nerve root avulsion down and I'd be Christopher Reeves.

    I practice killing drills (spinning wheel kicks and high and low blocks) and left arm punches and forms, but cannot complete sequences in steps necessary to advance in belt rank or do any sparring. If I break my arm, it would take eternity to heal. Anyway, since my form is very esoteric, no one around here practices it, so I only do these to supplement my exercise regime. The main thing is not to exert myself in such a way that would increase the scoliosis. My exercises are totally oriented to what I can do to relieve severe back pain (fractured L2 and multiple compressed and degenerative discs).

    I'm happy attending course lectures and seminars at school, experimenting and learning in our lab, researching and reading at home, and taking my dog for a walk everyday. That's exercise enough for me. Any more than that and my scoliosis increases and causes more pain. No way around that.
     
  17. |2eptile Banned Banned

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    Ok, I was searching google for the best posture to sleep in regarding physical growth. I am 17 years old and only 5'4. I haven't grown this year so I think I am done growing. I recently started using a form of acupuncture to stimulate my pituitary gland to start producing growth hormones again, but along with this it is important for me to do specific stretches and to sleep with the correct posture. I'm not sure which would be the best posture to sleep in, but I'm guessing the position valich described would work best for my goal as well. Anyways I came by this forum on my search and it seems like the people posting know what they are talking about. So if anyone knows which way is the best to sleep in order to grow taller, I would appreciate the help. Thanks.
     
  18. draqon Banned Banned

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    best sleeping position is on top. on top of a woman
     
  19. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i fall asleep on my back with my hands folded across my chest.
    i wake up in every position imaginable.
     
  20. |2eptile Banned Banned

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    still waiting for a serious answer

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  21. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    I actually sleep like that many nights... I almost always must be on my side, but I find that makes my back hurt sometimes.
     
  22. draqon Banned Banned

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    well ultimately, best sleeping position is inside a coffin...everlasting peace. Yes this is serious answer.
     
  23. |2eptile Banned Banned

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    Yeah, that position is probably a good bet too, I think basically anything is better than sleeping on my stomach like I have been for the past 17 years or so.
     

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