zap wrote:But now that's it's more than a hunch of mine, I can hopefully muster the will to sleep on my back most or all of the time, rather than just rarely ...
I'm another stomach sleeper - if I'm lucky, on my side. I have stuffy sinuses and a swollen-feeling head many mornings, and have long suspected, even before MS disgnosis, that I should try to sleep on my back instead ....
magoo wrote:Just wanted to add that I always slept on my stomach because it was a position which relieved some pain for me. Since treatment my pain is better and I now sleep on my back. Good stuff Joan!
frodo wrote:Shouldn't be closed the jugulars while sleeping? I would say that the effects of turning the head would appear only while standing.
Internal jugulars only work while lying down. They collapse while standing.
Mine do not collapse. And they pulse backwards in time with my carotids. Weird, huh?
zap wrote:another thing that occurs to me is that I breathe very shallowly/quietly while sleep - I wonder if this might also contribute, by not "priming the vascular pump."
(deep breathing promotes vascular return to the heart, although I'm not 100% sure if this is also true in the prone position).
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