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How to sleep on back

Given my upper and lower body pain, I have been advised to sleep on back. It helps but I have difficulty doing it all the time.
I put a pair of cushions underneath the knees and a cervical pillow for the neck. However, after a few hours, I have the urge to move a little bit , e.g. tilt the head on one side. After some time of struggling with that, I switch to sleeping on the side.

So my question is , do back sleepers sleep in one position throughout the night or do they change positions and if so what can you do. It probably sounds very stupid but this has been helping me and so I need to get into the details of how to work on this


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I think it's normal for some repositioning during the night....not too much pressure on one area extended time and body's way to keep circulation moving, too.

    To stay on back during night, you might want to try support...like rolled towel or blanket..to lightly support area of your body that is not touching the bed. I'm thinking of sides, supporting rib areas for one,.... maybe shoulder areas....
    The pillow or pillows under your knees could also be repositioned...to support the calves and less pressure of heels on bed....legs more separate or more close together. Enough for body to feel relief as it wakes you during the night.

    Just some ideas. Hope you able to get your needed rest!
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