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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist2 View Post
    A few years ago, I slept very well on a mattress on the floor. Right now, I have a day bed. It isn't perfect but I have limited options. I live in a rented room and the day bed is what fits.

    Years ago, I slept on my back. It was great but I can't seem to fall asleep that way now. Before Primal, my breathing wasn't great on my back so I got out of the habit.

    I fairly much sleep in a fetal position. I remember Mark saying that wasn't good. But that's what I am able to do right now.

    My shoulders are very broad so I use 1 1/2 pillows (a normal one and a thin one.) Recommended by my CW doc.
    I'd say fetal position is the natural one, to be honest. It's more comfortable, stretches your spine, keeps you warm (imagine sleeping in 3C with just light covering: curling up preserves body-heat) and doesn't put stress on any particular muscle group, allowing your body to fully relax (for muscle-repairs and good rest).
    Almost every mammal sleeps in a fetal position over half the time. It's just the right position for a warm-blooded animal with a spine.
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    I'm a natural stomach sleeper, but it kills my shoulders, neck, and back alignment. I do the back sleeping thing so my body feels good. I have never really been comfortable on my side, probably due to the difference in width between my shoulders and my hips.

    If anyone has any great insight on sleep positions, I would like to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    I'd say fetal position is the natural one, to be honest. It's more comfortable, stretches your spine, keeps you warm (imagine sleeping in 3C with just light covering: curling up preserves body-heat) and doesn't put stress on any particular muscle group, allowing your body to fully relax (for muscle-repairs and good rest).
    Almost every mammal sleeps in a fetal position over half the time. It's just the right position for a warm-blooded animal with a spine.
    Thanks, Kochin. Makes sense.
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    My bed is out of control! I have pretty bad arthritis, and have a hard time staying asleep on a hard surface. So I have a soft-side waterbed, with a pillowtop mattress, with a down mattress pad, with a 4" memory foam topper, with a 4" featherbed, and seven pillows that I use, and two that I don't. I sleep on my side, and roll over once or twice a night.
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    Sleeping how I like: fetal, spread, on back... doesn't really matter imho
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    Esther Gokhale's book '8 steps to natural posture' has some good advice for sleeping positions.

    She studied traditional cultures and societies to figure out what proper posture is all about.

    Google her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozbuckley View Post
    Esther Gokhale's book '8 steps to natural posture' has some good advice for sleeping positions.

    She studied traditional cultures and societies to figure out what proper posture is all about.

    Google her.
    I've heard of her. Great advice after looking it over. I actually figured a lot of that stuff out by myself.
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