Side sleepers, help!

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    Joycie4smiles

    Joycie4smiles MyDSPilgrimage

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    Ok side sleepers were you able to sleep on your side after you came home from having a DS? I sleep on my sides almost the entire night. Any tips or is it a no no?
     
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    Susan in Tennessee

    Susan in Tennessee Well-Known Member

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    I couldn’t for some time, and that’s my preferred sleep position. Things inside just felt uncomfortable as if they were falling around with room to tumble about. I slept on my back mostly or half propped up with pillows.
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    I'm a side sleeper and, like Susan, definitely could not sleep in my preferred position for some time after DS. Normally, if I am not on my right side, I toss and turn. After DS, once off of the pain meds that allowed blissful sleep in almost any position, I struggled to fall asleep on my back. I found having a bunch of pillows under my knees made it easier, but honestly old habits die hard and I never learned to feel comfortable that way. Always took me extra time to fall asleep. I've had other surgeries where I slept in a recliner and that was tough too... In the end it is all worth it.
     
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    DianaCox

    DianaCox Bad Cop

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    Recliner for a couple of weeks l, then on my side with body pillow to support my gut and between my knees.
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    I was a back sleeper. I've had spine surgeries and side sleeping gets it all kinked up. I'm 5 years out from my last back surgery and JUST now laying on my side while reading but I still have to sleep on my back.

    But I had a cat who slept on my stomach pre-op. I had to put a pillow over me to keep him off it while I healed.
     
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    Munchkin

    Munchkin Full of Fairy Dust

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    Any position that's comfortable is just fine!
     
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    Duckman

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    it took a while, but yes, I sleep on my side with a pillow or two for support
     
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    Katrina

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    I put pillows under my back so I am somewhat on my side I sleep pretty well. I am a side/tummy sleeper. I wake up half the night right now that I’m only 4 days out and sleep in my recliner with my knees pulled in a bit to my chest helps with the gas...
     
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    Sheanie

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    Pillows. Body pillow shoved up against my back, one in front, leg on top. Totally propped and solid.
     

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