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I Sleep On My Stomach

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    Preferred Sleeping.

    Seems like I've always slept on my face...er, stomach. I find I'm most comfortable that way. The only time I ever had difficulty with it was when I was heavily pregnant with my son. I didn't sleep worth a lick for the last several months because my body always kept turning me...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings 31-35, F Aug 28, 2011

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    Finally

    This is one of the things I missed when I was pregnant. I had the biggest belly in the world, all baby and all poked out. I would sleep with pillows between my knees and under my tummy and behind me. I looked like part of the bed. Now when I go to sleep, on the stomach. hhhmmm ok...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Oct 10, 2007

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    Adopted

    I think I started out sleeping on my side and adopted the habit of sleeping on my stomach from my father. Don't ask me how that happened but it has worked out great and I couldn't imagine trying to sleep any differently.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    Always Have

    I have always slept on my stomach since I was a baby.  I try to sleep on my back or my side but I just end up rolling over so that I can fall asleep.  I am just not comfortable any other way. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    I Sleep Like a Starfish

     On my stomach, limbs splayed out, head to the side and on the edge of the bed, pillow tossed to the side. Who knows how I'll ever get used to sharing the bed one day! ;) ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F Dec 8, 2008

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    Comfy

    I have always slept on my stomach. Even if I fall asleep on my back I will wake up on my stomach. It's really the most comfortable way, I have bonus pillows in front and I'm easy access in the morning so what's not to like?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    Http://www.blogthings.com/whatdoesyoursleepingpositionsayaboutyouquiz/

      Your Sleeping Positions Says You Need Your Sleep You have a passion for everything - including sleeping. Outgoing and brash, you tend to still shock those who know you well. You...
    babypanther babypanther 13-15, F Aug 9, 2009

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    Comfy

    I almost always fall asleep this way.  When I'm extremely exhausted, though, I just fall asleep supine... or when I'm sick.It's so damn comfy.  I like soft pillows, so I don't break my neck lol
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Stomach Or My Side

    I sleep on my stomach or my side. I never sleep on my back. I toss and turn so much at night I never know how I sleep until I wake up.
    shadow1013 shadow1013 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    I shared a room (well dormitory) with 19 boys

    for two years. There were no doors that locked so the older boys came up. I will never forget being a boy of 14 being hit 15 times with a hockey stick by an 18 year old nor will i ever forget waking up in agony and short of breath as one of the boys brought a fire extinguisher...
    Drcreegan Drcreegan 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I never knew that there would be

    so many people that are into sleeping on their stomachs. Most people tell me they can't but for me since I have been losing weight, I am able to do that better, but also it's the easiest way for me to stretch my body out after work and get the kinks out of me.
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Mar 25

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    I sleep on my stomach ,

    it's just the best and comfiest way to fall asleep :)
    kieron123 kieron123 18-21, M Mar 10

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    This Is How I Sleep

    I can not sleep untill I am on my stomach..i love it
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2011

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    My Brother's Sleeping Theory

    My elder brother believed that sleeping on either side could cause pressure on our hearts and that sleeping on our backs was equally unhealthy. According to him, our innards are attached to our spines, so the best way is sleeping on our stomachs because in this way our innards...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    I Actually Try Not To...

    This position is killer on my lower back, which I have problems with anyway, but sometimes this is the only way I can fall asleep. I don't know what it is, but when all else fails, I roll onto my stomach and am out like a light!
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 14, 2010

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    Best Way

    I've always slept on my stomach since I can remember...I don't like to sleep on my sides or on my back just not comfortable for some reason. Love it :P
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Old Habits?

    I've heard somewhere that the way you slept most frequently as a baby is the way you sleep into adulthood. I'm not sure if this is true, but I asked my mom how she put me to bed as a baby and she told me on my stomach because that wad the" trend" back then to avoid choking or...
    BreeBree2713 BreeBree2713 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    I literally do not know how people can fall

    asleep on their backs 🙊 like whaaa 😳 its just like, where do you put your arms and how do you not feel the need to force your legs to be in a comfortable position? 🙊🙊
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    So Much Comfortable

    I always sleep on my stomach. Its not a new habit. I am sleeping like this form childhood. My mom always says me to change this habit as it not good to sleep on stomach after taking food. But i can't help myself. It gives me a sound sleep just like puppy in this pic.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Screw That

    This is kind of funny. I went to a catholic school (for about 3 minutes - lol) and I was told not to sleep on my stomach because it tempted the devil to defile my body. ???? Okay, well, I dare him to try.
    DiaryofaDeadgirl DiaryofaDeadgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    Comfy

    For as long as I can remember, sleeping on my stomach has been the only way I can get a really good nights sleep. I don't know why.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 4, 2010

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    Can't Sleep On My Back

    I wake up with puffy eyes and sheet marks on my face, but I just can't sleep on my back. Side sleeping is ok, but I love sleeping on my stomach. With my face on only the bottom corner of the pillow. If my face is too far into the center of the pillow I feel like I'm being...
    ladyloves ladyloves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    It's A Habit

    I always hug my pillow as well. It just gets lonely when you don't have anyone to cuddle.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2010

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    JD Teases Me But....yep

    Always have...cant seem to sleep well in any other position.  I love to cuddle at night...but when I'm ready to sleep just have to roll onto my tummy....one leg normally bent.. Pregnancy sucked!....LOL
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    I Dont Know Why But I Like to Sleep On My Stomach

    its always been the way i have sleeped i think the one reason i sleep on my stomach is so when the light comes in the morning i cant see it so i can sleep more but once it starts to get later in the day i cant stay in bed for long because i want to get up and do something.
    reesethebeast reesethebeast 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Not all of the time,

    but at least three times a night I will roll over onto my belly, have one hand under holding under the navel, with one leg slight drawn up. I find it so relaxing.
    Wheetie Wheetie 51-55, M Mar 14

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    I Want To...

    I've been working on it. Sleeping on my stomach is a lot more comfortable for me, but every night I've fallen asleep on my stomach, I wake up on my back! :3
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    On My Tummy

    I thinks it's comfortable. I tried sleeping on my side and back but that doesn't cut it. My sister sleeps on her back and says it is comfy I just don't see it.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    I Even Overpaid For a Pillow F...

    I even overpaid for a pillow from the chiropractor to help me not sleep on my stomach. It's now a couch pillow, and I'm back to sleeping comfortably. For the record, my back pain went away when I stopped wearing a bra. I'll have to figure out something different went the weather...
    racin4065 racin4065 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    No Easy Feat For Females

    Since birth, my favorite sleeping possition was my tummy. (Back then, noone was connecting possible SIDS with baby on tummy.) Even NOW my favorite sleep pose is on my stomach. Over the years I've learned how to squish my pillows AND my breasts just so-so, in order to "...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Always Have Done...

    but sometimes wish I didn't, usually when I wake up with the impression of the buttons on the pillowcase imbedded in my face til lunchtime lol
    sparklingdiamonds sparklingdiamonds 31-35, F Sep 20, 2010

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    Sound Sleep On My Stomach

    I go to sleep on my stomach, clutching my pillow.  My pup, Butterscotch, curls up on the bottom of my back.  Chewie, my other pup, curls up to my side and Hubby holds all of us to the best of hs ability! When I wake up, I'm typically on my side, having been pushed out...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 May 25, 2008

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    Comfy

    I fall asleep on my tummy but I know I never wake up like that.. I think I turn at least three times a night haha...I can never be too still
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    With My Hands Under My Chest....

    I sleep on my stomach with my hands under my chest.... I wake up with red marks where my hands were and my hands are 'asleep'.
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins 41-45, M Feb 22, 2008

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    I Sleep On My Stomach

    I find this to be the most comfortable position!  I put my hands under my soft pillow, turn my head to one side and sleep.  If I'm ill, I fall asleep on a side.  I've noticed this.
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Best Way To Sleep.

    When i go to bed i sleep on my stomach. My favorite position to lay on. I lay on my sides and back but i prefer to lay on my tummy the most ^_^
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F Apr 29, 2012

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    I Snore

    I have always slept on my stomach, as long as I can remember. If I sleep on my back it makes me snore. I learned that when I had some injuries on my torso from a car accident and had to sleep on my back for a few weeks. I never knew that this was unusual.
    instertnamehere instertnamehere 26-30, M Jan 22, 2008

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    Best Way To Sleep!!!

    Even though I toss and turn all night, and my body ends up like a spiral, at least to fall asleep I stay on my stomach.....I can't fall asleep any other way....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2011

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    Tummy All The Way!

    i sleep on my tummy at night!! i hug a pillow thats really soft and genrally dont move if its a good sleep!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2011

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    It's soo comfortable!

    I cant sleep on my side nor my back because I'll get sleep paralysis... Not a cupcake & glitter feeling at all . Lol
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 18-21, F Mar 11

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    Often...

    I sleep on my stomach really often,it feels so good after a tiredsome day...
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka 16-17, F 26 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    I Sleep On My Stomach With Feet Off the Bed

    every night i sleep on my stomach with my feet hanging off the bed and hugging my pillow.I can not sleep any other way.I have tried and if i try to sleep any other way!I cant sleep.All i do is toss and turn and i get no sleep..
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F Jan 25, 2008

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    i have to learn another way

    I've been sleeping on my stomach since I was a little girl. I guess it was a self defense mechanism at the time as I realized that my father's brother had a harder time picking me out of my bed when I was sleeping on my stomach. The only times since childhood that I had to...
    jojewel jojewel 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Tummy Sleeper Since Birth

    I wouldn't say I sleep on my tummy 100% of the time(I do move in my sleep) I usually fall asleep either on my tummy or partially on tummy kinda side but more tummy. Weird I know.  I've done it since birth so its natural to me.  When I was little for the longest time I...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 10, 2008

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    Best Way To Get To Sleep

    I can't sleep on my back. If I can't have my stomach, then a side.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Nov 16, 2009

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    Freefalling

    I sleep on my stomach, in the "freefall position". This is the most relaxing manner for me. A recent study claims that sleep position gives a clue to personality. Only 7% of people sleep in this manner and here's what a BBC news article says that means: "Often...
    SWATgirl SWATgirl 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Safety First..

    Sadly sleeping on my stomach is not a choice for me. I can sort of half sleep on my side, but I sleep better on my stomach. Going to sleep on my back just makes me feel uncomfortable and vulnerable to be honest. Sleeping on my stomach means (or side) means I can snuggle under my...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F Jan 6, 2012

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    My Eyebrow Is Wonky

    Because i sleep on my tummy my head is always on its side ... the left side. So my eyebrow is wonky ... i go to sleep on my back and wake up YUP on my tummy with wonky eyebrow pushed into the pillow. Needs more than a shower to tame it :)
    Sprite Sprite 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2008

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