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Q: I have heard that it's bad to
sleep on your stomach if you have back problems. Is
there a "best" way to sleep?
Sleeping on your stomach is not necessarily bad.
In fact, there is no one best position, but here are
a few things to consider. Sleep on a mattress that
is firm, but not extremely hard. Sleeping on a sagging
mattress can put the back in an unbalanced stressful
position and lead to problems. Move around; avoid
sleeping in just one position. Finally, when getting
out of bed, roll to one side and sit up sideways,
using your arms to help.
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