How do you sleep?

How do you sleep?


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appleguy123

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There probably isn't a better time to post this than 5 AM. :D I cannot sleep unless I'm on my side. I actually feel more comfortable on my back, but I can't sleep in that position.
 

kylera

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I developed a habit of sleeping on my back some years ago. Prior to that, I slept on my stomach with my face to the side.
 

Abstract

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Usually, I sleep like a baby. No, literally, my body rolled up in the fetal position, and completely covered so that the heat radiating from my body gets trapped. It gets warm like a womb.


I used to sleep on my stomach. It was amazing. I would quickly fall asleep, and at a 100% success rate. I couldn't sleep in any other position, but why did I need to? Then, I was convinced that being able to sleep on my back was a good skill, and may be better for my back and posture, so I trained myself to sleep on my back. Now I need to sleep on my back, or perhaps my sides. An attempt to sleep on my stomach will result in little sleep success. :rolleyes:

If it ain't broke....
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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On my side, no preference.

I envy people who can sleep on their backs because I'm sure it's better for your spine/posture and makes for fewer wrinkles (side = mushed up face and chest). I just cannot fall asleep on my back unless I am heavily sedated, sometimes not even then. :-/
 

OutThere

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I sleep on my side, generally on the right but I tend to switch a couple times over the course of the night. I find my knees and hips get uncomfortable sleeping on my side, so I always sleep with a fantastic memory foam body pillow that I'm completely addicted to.

If I'm sleeping on a harder surface, i.e. when camping or on an aerobed or something, I find it much easier to sleep on my stomach, but it sometimes strains my neck.
 

appleguy123

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Usually, I sleep like a baby. No, literally, my body rolled up in the fetal position, and completely covered so that the heat radiating from my body gets trapped. It gets warm like a womb.


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That's how I sleep too, except that I keep a pillow between my knees too.
On my side, no preference.

I envy people who can sleep on their backs because I'm sure it's better for your spine/posture and makes for fewer wrinkles (side = mushed up face and chest). I just cannot fall asleep on my back unless I am heavily sedated, sometimes not even then. :-/
+1 I try to sleep on my back, but can't. I think it has to do with it being harder to breathe for me.

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I sleep on my side, generally on the right but I tend to switch a couple times over the course of the night. I find my knees and hips get uncomfortable sleeping on my side, so I always sleep with a fantastic memory foam body pillow that I'm completely addicted to.

If I'm sleeping on a harder surface, i.e. when camping or on an aerobed or something, I find it much easier to sleep on my stomach, but it sometimes strains my neck.
Link to the pillow you use? At home I use a memory foam bed. Love it to death.
 

maflynn

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I sleep on my side, in a fetal position. Mostly with my right side down on the mattress.
 

iBlue

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+1 I try to sleep on my back, but can't. I think it has to do with it being harder to breathe for me.
I don't even have breathing for a reason. It's a total mystery to me why I can't sleep on my back. I will lay there for hours and my mind won't shut off. Then I finally get sick of it and roll over and go right to sleep. WTF is that about?
 

Frosticus

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Oct 4, 2010
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Having a lot of trouble sleeping myself lately.

For some reason, sleeping on my right hand side right on the edge of the bed is the most comfortable. Probably because my gf steals the rest of the bed and ends up nearly pushing me out!
 

appleguy123

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Having a lot of trouble sleeping myself lately.

For some reason, sleeping on my right hand side right on the edge of the bed is the most comfortable. Probably because my gf steals the rest of the bed and ends up nearly pushing me out!
Tell me about it.(notice the time stamp on the thread). I'm going on 36 hours w/o any shut eye. My problem is that I'm not tired. I don't take superfluous amounts of caffeine, or stimulant medication, so I don't know what's up with that.

I'm going to go for 48 hours, and then try to get onto a normal sleep schedule.
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Jan 11, 2007
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Having a lot of trouble sleeping myself lately.

For some reason, sleeping on my right hand side right on the edge of the bed is the most comfortable. Probably because my gf steals the rest of the bed and ends up nearly pushing me out!
Actually that may very well be due to the fact you need a new mattress. The support generally diminishes faster towards the center, where people tend to sleep more. The edges hold up longer, and will provide a bit more support. UNLESS, you sit in the edge of the bed a lot, than that theory is toast.

I've noticed this because every old mattress I've slept on, I always gravitated towards the edges, but on new mattresses, I was fine in the center.

P.S. memory foam sucks for sex... At least I think they do. I have one, and it no bouncy-bouncy, the sex equivalent to running in the sand, I'd imagine.
 

sviato

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Most often on my side, but I switch sides often depending on what's more comfortable that night. Sometimes sleep on my back, never on my stomach (no clue how people do this :confused: )

Sleeping on your back is supposedly better, but it's also more difficult to fall asleep in this position.

And I seem to always need some sort of blanket/covers even if it's during the middle of summer, and I leave one foot out of the covers for climate control ;)
 

appleguy123

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Most often on my side, but I switch sides often depending on what's more comfortable that night. Sometimes sleep on my back, never on my stomach (no clue how people do this :confused: )

Sleeping on your back is supposedly better, but it's also more difficult to fall asleep in this position.

And I seem to always need some sort of blanket/covers even if it's during the middle of summer, and I leave one foot out of the covers for climate control ;)
I sleep like a baby in the winter. I like to be bundli against the cold when I sleep.
 

Nabooly

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I don't even have breathing for a reason. It's a total mystery to me why I can't sleep on my back. I will lay there for hours and my mind won't shut off. Then I finally get sick of it and roll over and go right to sleep. WTF is that about?
I'm the exact same way! Laying on my back is so comfortable but I can never fall asleep like that. I have to turn to my right side to fall asleep. I almost never fall asleep on my left. It's weird and I really wish i could sleep on my back.
 

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