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how do you sleep?

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-27 09:52 [#02623433]
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not how well, but, like... physically, functionally?

do you sleep on your side?
on your back? on your stomach?
if on the side, do you prefer a side?
if on the side, what do you do with your bedside arm?


offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2022-12-27 10:50 [#02623436]
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I fall asleep on stomach or side, either works though I wake
up usually sleeping on my back.

On my side, I'm always turned towards the right, and sleep
on the right side of the bed.

When falling asleep on my stomach, right arm is tucked L
shaped under my pillow. I sleep with 1 pillow. It's like 12
years old now, but I haven't found one that suits me better.
My right leg is always hanging off the bed, and my entire
body is at a slight angle onto my wife's side.

I use a cpap machine because I have mild sleep apnea.

In this thread I learned that stomach is not spelled


offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2022-12-27 10:53 [#02623437]
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ooh, very important:

if falling alseep on my stomache, head MUST be turned to the
left, blowing cold cpap air into my wife's direction. 0%
chance I'd fall asleep with head to right.


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-12-27 14:46 [#02623439]
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feet on pillow, like pippi longstockings


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2022-12-27 17:38 [#02623445]
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side or back, i usually fall asleep on my right with my left
leg dangling, pivoting on my left knee. can't sleep on my
stomach, the spondulitis has bent my spine into entirely the
wrong shape. i have one hand under my head or the pillow,
one hand free


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2022-12-27 19:29 [#02623446]
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pivoting on *right knee, not that it's important but it'll
bug me otherwise

i actually fall asleep sooner on my back with headphones on
but i like drifting off on my side better, with the radio on
quietly. gives me funky dreams for some reason, disturbed
sleep i guess but i find it hard to drift off without music
or quiet voices


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-28 08:26 [#02623453]
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this thread is really from star trek : tng ~ they always
go to bed the same way
and i just can't freaking get
over it.

always: on their side, arm under the pillow. that i noticed
because i almost never go arm under pillow, and... william
riker, dr. crusher, they all do it. i'm in bed as i watch
these, usually, and i'm wondering: did someone deliberately
instruct them to do it that way, for the sake of
cinematography? did gene dingleberry adamantly insist that
this was how people slept in space, in the future?

it comes from a deeper personal interest. i've somehow
managed to mostly solve the issue as i've gotten older, but
i used to have the most terrible time falling asleep. that
my brain is like my posts, and i'd be lying in bed, wanting
to go to sleep, but... brain. won't. shut. up. then i'm
almost alseep but something's uncomfy, something itches, and
i snap out of it to deal with it. purgatory.

that, roommate of mine years ago, had been in the army, and
i very earnestly asked: "do they teach you how to sleep in
the military?" that i was thinking: there is a way to lie in
the jungle if you have to sleep on the ground, to not get
wildlife all over you, and the military tells you how to
fucking tie your shoes; maybe they tell you how to sleep,
too? because help

no, this guy once legitimately slept through an air raid
siren, sargent thought he was bullshitting, but no, he slept
like that. even before a hand grenade incident left him deaf
in one ear, he was just out like that. and so he was beyond
confused by my question

so getting comfy, it has to be a very serious ritual. i
think about my positions. that's the first half. to get my
brain to shut up, pranayama 4:7:8 and whiskey.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-28 08:30 [#02623454]
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growing up, i habitually slept on my left side. whenever i
fell asleep on my right side, i'd have really strange,
intense dreams. i'd not advise doing this because after a
decade or two, i developed TMJ on one side of my jaw from
gravity for hours every cycle for two decades. so now i
rotate it

if i try to sleep on my back, well, i think i'm doing that
wrong somehow, airway constriction, and the few that have
had the nerve to sleep with me tell me: that's when you
snore. so, seems like bad news, and i usually don't -- but i
have trouble falling asleep that way anyways; breathing.
stomach; i don't get it. how the hell can you possibly fall
asleep that way?

i started trying arm under pillow more; maybe star trek is
onto something? it seems to solve a few problems, but same
as last i messed about with it: very easy to make your arm
go numb if you do it wrong. i think it's more supposed to
angle the pillow.

so the army has no clue. do doctors? is there some doctorly
white paper on best practices for sleeping?


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-28 08:32 [#02623455]
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leg off the bed; another i could never manage. but i
understand it's very important for not choking on your own
vomit, should that be a concern for the evening.


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-12-28 09:36 [#02623463]
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always: on their side, arm under the pillow.

yes, it may be for the camera, firstly you wouldnt see the
face in most positions and we know tv is all about the
facial shot, then, imagine an officer face first in the
cushion, sticking out his rear to the audience! lay em on
their back and it looks like a mourned person typically is

still it is one of the most natural positions to sleep or
rest in comfortably anywhere. its one of my fave positions.
its also close to the medical recovery position. so i never
wondered about seeing it in the series.

wifey always wondered how they sleep and wake up with
perfect make up. i guess thats one of the benefits of the


offline RussellDust on 2022-12-28 21:18 [#02623497]
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I don’t move much, but I alternate postions. Sleeping with
my ex wife and two dogs, and later with a dog a colostomy
bag have helped me appreciate the luxury of movement during
the night. I think I don’t move a lot because of my dog,
as not to hurt him.


offline RussellDust on 2022-12-28 21:23 [#02623498]
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My would sleep diagonally across the bed legs spread out
while I’d have a dog on each side glued to me. At that
time I didn’t realise I had become intolerant to lactose
as well…

As you can imagine having a bit of gut sticking out into a
bag meant I slept on my back, sometimes allowing myself to
slightly lean to my right side a little.

Oh sometimes I sort of hug a pillow. Wether I’m in a
relationship or not.


offline RussellDust on 2022-12-28 21:24 [#02623499]
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offline RussellDust on 2022-12-28 21:25 [#02623500]
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