Discussion in 'Human Science' started by allisone417, Nov 28, 2005.
OUCH! I bet that is hard on your neck and possibly your back.
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I sleep best on my back, flat and straight, no cushions or pillows, arms on my stomach, on a hard bed.
Like in a coffin.
i sleep on my right side
Another awsome way to sleep without awakening is to lay down on many very sharp knifes...that should bring everlasting peace. Make sure the knifes are sharp enough to slice throught the whole body.
I think that the whole sleeping on my back thing is going to take some getting used to... considering its 4:00 AM and I haven't been able to fall asleep in that position because its just not anywhere near comfortable, any suggestions would be appreciated (other than sleeping in a different position Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!) Although I already noticed my posture improved just from laying there for the past 2 hours so I guess some good came out of it.
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Yes suggestions...scroll up for my suggestions.
I always have slept on my back. It's the healthiest position for the body, btw.
p.s. don't mind dragon, he's just a little kid
I am often in this position:
I will also sometimes fall asleep either on my back or my stomach. More often I only fall asleep on my stomach if I'm taking a nap.
ok. I know a great way to go asleep. Get a long pillow and put into between the legs along the legs...then curl up a bit and lay on the side while having the head on a pillow. The hands should be either under the pillow and the other just on the couch/bed as most comfy or if you are on a couch then put the hands in the slits of the couch pillows (if its made of pillows). And that is the best way I sleep.
so Avvy stop attacking the lil dragon, he is going to curl up in a fuzzball and sleep now.
Or ya can look how russian small kiddos sleep in the army:
Developing a new way of sleeping can be tedious, yes.
On a general note, what can help are some other factors that contribute to good sleeping:
-- being comfortably tired and sleepy at the time of going to bed (make sure there is enough physical activity in your day, so that in the evening you are tired enough),
-- having last eaten several hours before going to bed (so that your stomach isn't working hard as you are trying to fall asleep),
-- having a calm and relaxed mind,
-- having taken a shower,
-- fresh air in the room where you are sleeping,
-- comfortable PJ and linen,
-- not doing anything straining 30 minutes before going to bed (like exercising, studying, or sitting in front of a computer).
A few stretching exercises you can do before sleeping:
Lie on the ground, on your back. Arms flat next to the the body. Fold your legs, so that knees are up and feet on the ground. (You should be able to slip your hand under your back, there where your waist is.) The exercise is to use your abdominal muscles to push your body down, so that your back is flat touching the ground. Breathe in, push down, keep it down, holding the breath, count to ten, release. Take a few breaths, and do it again. Do this a few times, as you feel comfortable.
This one you can do in bed, if your bed has a bed post at your head. Lie in bed, on your back, and move down to the middle of the bed, so that with your arms you barely reach the bed post. Then with your arms (you should have them palms down), pull yourself up toward the bedpost, so you can feel how your back stretches nicely. Repeat a few times.
Thanks water, I'll try that tonight
lol I love how I stole this thread from the scoliosis dudes
And wish yourself a good night.
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So. How did it go? How did you sleep?
I wouldnt know...I was asleep. I slept with closed eyes and didnt feel my body, so how would I have known how I have slept?
didn't go too well haha, I was at like the very edge of falling asleep twice i felt my breathing slow down and my body go numb and I also felt a twitching in my head (idk if thats natural hahaha) so I ended up flippin back to my stomach and then fell asleep within probly 5-10 minutes. I don't know what it is about sleeping on my back, it was more comfrotable than the first time I tried but it just doesn't feel right. I'm gonna keep trying though, I figure I'll give it about a week or so and see if I can fall asleep that way atleast once.
Oh and I was on my back for a good 2 hours :/
I used to sleep on my stomach a lot. I don't much anymore... Don't know why I stopped. I sleep on my side now, mostly.
Anyway. A funny thing I noticed when I slept on my stomach, I was only comfortable with my head turned to the right. I couldn't sleep on my stomach with my head turned to the left.
Weird. Like my neck is more flexible to the right or something...
Something like handedness, maybe?
Oh. And as to it stunting your growth. I'm six feet tall. So, I don't think so.
Face it, bud. You're just a short guy. Nothing you can do is going to change that short of leg lengthening surgery. Or mabye some type of steroid/hormone therapy.
Just do us all a favor and please try to abstain from short man syndrome.
I am 6'10" (208cm), and I have slept on my stomach all my life. well, sometimes on my side, but my arms usually fall asleep on my side.
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