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    Hey!!

    Just wondering...which sleeping positions are the best as I suffer from backache.

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    in bed
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    People with bad backs are supposed to be best on a flat, hard surface. I heard it helps to have the knees raised a bit too because otherwise it can get uncomfortable.
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    I find the best way to get rid of an bad back is to go an a very old bus (Magic Bus for anybody in Manchester) it always seems to help. The terrible ride seems to put everything back to place.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I find the best way to get rid of an bad back is to go an a very old bus (Magic Bus for anybody in Manchester) it always seems to help. The terrible ride seems to put everything back to place.
    Magic Bus?

    What the hell...
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    (Original post by wigman15)
    Hey!!

    Just wondering...which sleeping positions are the best as I suffer from backache.

    Thanks

    I suggest this:

    Lie on your side, with side of face against pillow. Have legs raised up towards your head slightly (the position you'd take if you were sitting in a chair, but lieing down). And place a pillow between your legs so that your hips aren't as swivelled, this may be what gives you backache.
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    I'll try that..thanks.

    I normally sleep on my front (on my stomach). I was told by a friend that this is one of the worst positions...is this true?
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    Magic Buses are stagecoache's student buses. They are very old mostly from the early 80's. They are pretty much the oldest buses in running in Manchester now.

    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/ewm/ic14/41tnm.jpg
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    (Original post by wigman15)
    I'll try that..thanks.

    I normally sleep on my front (on my stomach). I was told by a friend that this is one of the worst positions...is this true?

    yes, as far as I know this is not at all good.
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    try sleepin on the floor for at least a week, with a duvet (not blanket) in between you and the floor. and a duvet on top of you.

    it does wonders!
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    Thanks. I will definitely try it once Xmas is over.
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    (Original post by wigman15)
    Hey!!

    Just wondering...which sleeping positions are the best as I suffer from backache.

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    any as long as long as your back is not straight
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    You should be more concerned about the way that you sit instead of the way you sleep.
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    try to keep your spine straight at all times be it sleeping, sitting or anything (even walking). try some easy exercises/physio like lying flat on your back and lifting both your feet to a small height and slowly descending. that is what i was prescribed with when i had a sore back.

    better consult a physio and ask for some simple rules.

    GK1
 
 
 
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