I am normally a side or stomach sleeper, but after my neck injury this summer I could only sleep on my back with one of those "donut" pillows to support my neck. It was torture, because even if I was having a good day pain wise, I could never get comfy and sleep well on my back. If I tried to lay on either side, the pain was unbearable and my entire left arm would go numb after about 30 seconds.
Right after surgery I was able to sleep on my side for a little while with lots of pillow support. Gradually I have been able to sleep on either side for most of the night. Two nights ago I actually woke up and I had been sleeping on my stomach! I thought it may have been a fluke, but last night I tried it again and low and behold after only 6 weeks post-op I can turn my head enough to sleep on my stomach again!!!! :O) I am SO glad my NS didn't make me wear a hard collar after my surgery or I would not have this ROM back so soon. Yeh!!!