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Anxiety about how I sleep

Grace360

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Can sleeping a certain way, like distortion, be detrimental to health? I sleep on a pretty small couch and my family tells me that I sleep that way. Like legs and arms all over the place, head distorted, and even scared me a bit when they said that I perhaps am close to suffocating myself sometimes. May even contribute to pain sometimes in my body.
Anybody know if there's any truth to that? I fear sleeping in my own spacious bed because I don't wanna be alone, in general, when sleeping. It feels isolated back there.
 

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Anybody know if there's any truth to that?
It can cause aches and pains, yes. I sleep in a good bed, but I still sleep in funky positions. Not on purpose, I do it while asleep. I often wake up with back pain, neck pain, pulled/strained muscles, etc.
 

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It can cause aches and pains, yes. I sleep in a good bed, but I still sleep in funky positions. Not on purpose, I do it while asleep. I often wake up with back pain, neck pain, pulled/strained muscles, etc.
I see. Usually I can get over the temporary pain but it worries me ever since she said "you looked like you were suffocating." I would just prefer to have it not end up biting me in the butt later.
 

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Sounds like she was exaggerating, IMO.
 

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I slept on a couch for years. Never could sleep in a bed. Then I got a sofa bed. Not exactly the most comfortable. Just hated beds. Way we sleep we can wake with aches and pains. Nothing that is long term serious. These days I do sleep in a bed. I can still sleep in awkward positions. Is what happens as we sleep. We toss and turn. Might even wake a few times during the night. Certainly won't cause any long term effects.
 

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Like others have said, sleeping in awkward positions can cause muscle tightness and cramps in the morning, but these aren't serious and will work themselves out in a day or two. And I'm positive you're not going to suffocate yourself in your sleep. Our bodies are a lot more intelligent than we like to give them credit for, and this applies during sleep as well.
 
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