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Unread 11-21-2003, 09:15 PM
sleeping on tummy

This question isn't of earthshaking importance, but I just do not sleep well in any position except my stomach. I can just imagine rolling over in my sleep onto my stomach! Ouch! How long was it before you could comfortably sleep on your stomach again? Thanks.
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Unread 11-21-2003, 09:30 PM
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For about 2 weeks I slept on my back, I had pillows all around me so I wouldn't be able to turn over, also it's important to place one under your knees to avoid pulling on the abdomen.

After that I started sleeping on my side, with a pillow behind me and one in front of me, tucked under my stomach to support it. It wasn't long after that that I was sleeping on my stomach again, still with the pillow under me for support.

I'm also a side or stomach sleeper, at first it wasn't hard to go to sleep on my back. As I started feeling better (and not taking the heavy duty pain pills) it was harder to sleep that way.

Best wishes!
Unread 11-21-2003, 09:38 PM
sleeping on tummy

I normally sleep on my side but have found recently (past few months) how comfy it is on my tummy. I never tried to sleep on my tummy before because I have very large breasts and it seemed uncomfy to lay on them... If pillows are propped right, it works out fine!

Before my surgery (Which was this past monday) I bought myself a body pillow. I can sleep on my tummy with the body pillow. I am slightly off to the side but what I do is I wrap one leg over the pillow and "hug" the part of the pillow at my chest and roll into it. Its very comfy

Good luck
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Unread 11-21-2003, 10:22 PM
sleeping on tummy

S;ept on my "tummy' for the first time last night! And boy was it comfy (10 days post-op now). Of course, I had to do a little shifting ehre and there, and finally ended up putting a little of the blacket under my thigh to prop it up a bit, but oohhhhh, was it nice to sleep in that position again. First time I can actually say I got a full nights sleep with waking up! Just do what is comfy for you.
Unread 11-22-2003, 05:33 AM
sleeping on tummy

Pre-surgery I was a tummy sleeper too. I slept on my back for the first 4 weeks post-op. By then, my lower back was killing me and I was able to lie on my side for brief intervals with pillow support under my tummy. Didn't feel comfortable lying on my tummy until week 6. At week 7, I am now very comfortable sleeping on either side or on my tummy.

Your mileage may vary.

Unread 11-22-2003, 05:42 AM
sleeping on tummy

I have slept on my tummy for the last 2 nights! The first night I woke myself up and "flipped" over freaking out! ha ha
Last night, I just slowly turned over on my tummy and slept well for a while. I am having trouble sleeping through the night, so I hoping that I can finally get to sleep all night long!

Now all I need is my bath tub!! ahhh.....just the thought of the tub!!


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