Feb 10, 2016 11:44 PM GMT
So i heard it mentioned on the Joe Rogan podcast yesterday that people who sleep on their stomach have a far higher incidence rate of back and neck pain.
I did some googling and found website after website, article after article saying stomach sleeping is the worst position for spine health.
I recently started having an increase in pains in my neck and shoulders and feel that it may be related to my new pillow. Apparently stomach sleeping is bad but it's even worse when you do it on a big comfy pillow, which i thought i was getting to improve my sleep posture. A few articles say if you must sleep on your stomach, a thin pillow or no pillow at all is best...those same articles also seem to say that they do not recommend sleeping on your stomach at all.
I did in the past hear that sleeping on your back is BETTER for your posture but i didn't know that sleeping on your stomach was BAD. So i have tried before to change my sleeping position and gave up after a few days as i just couldn't fall asleep no matter how hard i tried.
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I fall asleep in 30 seconds after my head hits the pillow! I sleep so deeply!!! I am like a sleeping machine. I once slept through a guy putting up aluminum siding on the wall opposite where i was sleeping. Like i woke up to his hammering, and went back to bed while he continued to hammer a few feet, maybe 1 foot from my head!! It's like being superman and finding out you can't fly anymore or being clark kent and them taking away your glasses!!
Anyways, whatever. Apparently 11 percent of people are stomach sleepers. So to my fellow stomach sleepers, i suggest you look into this if you are having back or neck pains or even if you don't because as it has been explained, the body can only take so much stomach sleeping before shit starts to break.