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Head rolling sideways during sleep
Head rolling sideways during sleep
Hi all

As the subject says, my head ends up rolling to the side (pretty much always my right side) while I sleep. I can only sleep in one position due to other health issues, so switching that up isn't an option. I'd like to stop it if I can, just to cover all my bases, even though it doesn't appear to make any difference to my sleep quality (after combining and comparing data from CPAP, pulse oximetry, audio snore/breathing monitoring and all-night video of my ugly mug sleeping).

I've ordered myself a soft cervical collar already (that should be here tomorrow) and I've also ordered a shaped pillow that hopefully will help keep my head from turning as much too, but does anyone else have any other experience, advice or remedies? I considered one of those travel neck pillows but honestly, they look even more uncomfortable than a cervical collar. I feel like I need the head restraint blocks that paramedics use to immobilise a patient's c-spine after an accident.  Too-funny

Very little of my apnea is obstructive, normally, it's almost all central, but obviously, if I can exclude chin tucking and head rolling as exacerbating factors, all the better. 

Thanks in advance.
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RE: Head rolling sideways during sleep
I think you're taking all practical and reasonable steps to curb this unwanted behaviour already.  Apart from crafting a headband with a blob on the right side so that your head can't cant,...(...sorry, had to do that...) or trying to sleep with your right arm up behind your head, I don't know what else you can do except to hope the two other remedies work.  It could be worse: you might be an inveterate stomach sleeper.   Too-funny
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RE: Head rolling sideways during sleep

Honestly, I can't imagine anything more painful, but that might be because I am... encumbered in the chest area, let's say. I do miss side sleeping though. Ah well. I will try these things and see if they work. 

Thanks for the reply. Smile
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