Teach me how to sleep comfortably!
May 7, 2013 1:23 PM Subscribe
I slept wrong on my arm and it hurts. The problem is, I do this every night.
posted by pdb to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
About a month ago, I slept on my left arm in such a way that it was sore in the morning. I figured it was no big deal; we've all done it, I figured that a day later (as is usually the case) it'd be fine. But here we are, a month later, and every night I seem to end up sleeping in a position that repeats the arm strain, so the pain that should have gone away a month ago is still there.
I tend to sleep on my left side, with my left arm under my pillow, but I'm also a fairly mobile sleeper - I have tried (and succeeded) to fall asleep on my back, or on my right side, but no matter what happens, at some point in the night I invariably end up sleeping on my left side, with my arm under my pillow, so when I wake up the first thing I notice is how tight and sore my arm is. The tightness/soreness doesn't really inhibit me from doing anything, but it's incredibly annoying.
Is there any way to train myself to sleep differently, or to stop myself rolling over to my left? I'm really getting annoyed with my sore left arm, but I have no idea how to stop myself from ending up sleeping in a position that continually stresses my left arm.