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Question Massage Table - face in cradle
I used to have a massage table - loaned to me for several years by a masseuse friend before she finally came and took it back. Before I ever knew anything about sleep apnea, I used to nap on it when I had a headache and get the most restful sleep and many times complete relief from the headache.

I was always a tummy sleeper as a child and only moved to side sleeping during pregnancies, and that has persisted. I cant get comfy on my tummy without smothering myself!

Now I am thinking that sleeping face down with my head in a cradle may actually provide airway restriction relief and that this accounts for those awesome naps. Thinking of justifying the purchase of one for power outages instead of futzing with batteries...

Anyone have any apnea relevant opinions about tummy sleeping in general and sleeping on a massage table in particular?

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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10-21-2015 03:59 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
I've thought about this too. I think the obstacle for me with the face cradle would be that usually about 30-40 minutes into a massage I start getting nasal stuffiness and by the end of the massage I'm mouth breathing because I can no longer breathe through my nose. So a.m. cradle-dents in my face aside, I doubt I could get through the night that way.

I also tried the "falcon" sleeping position (look up Eric Falcon M.D.) which is apparently one way to stomach-sleep. I tried it one night at a hotel when the power went out and I wish I had a video of me trying to arrange pillows and position myself like that, and actually sleep. Hiilarious! I couldn't do it but more power to those who can. Smile
10-21-2015 04:28 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
I too get stuffy. I am thinking of ways to live if the Cascadia Subduction Zone blows and all Oregon is without power for 3 years Big Grin

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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10-21-2015 05:09 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
I too, always slept on my tummy, actually in the Falcon position...then babies came. Some how I became a back sleeper. Lumbar issues were the main reason. Wonder if I could some how get those pillows just right...Thinking-about
10-21-2015 05:51 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
Me too
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10-21-2015 05:56 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
Dang...had to try for old times sake! Sad. Immediately my post nasal drip had me gagging. Another reason to sleep on my back...bummer. Plus I use the Oracle and that means DROOLING! Oh-jeez
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10-21-2015 07:38 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
i have tried to do the falcon with my p10 on and i just cannot! neck hurts too bad to twist it that way. sigh.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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10-21-2015 10:04 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
I didn't know it but all these years, I spent my time Falcon sleeping!

Supine would be preferred for me, but sometimes I just don't fall asleep inn that position, and back to Falcon I go.

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10-22-2015 08:59 PM
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RE: Massage Table - face in cradle
I spend thrity minutes face down on a massage table with my head in a cradle, and I have a snoot full o' snot.

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10-22-2015 09:57 PM
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