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Rice Therapy 23/24
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Rice Therapy 23/24
Happy New Year everyone!


I thought I'd start off the year by showing you 2 contrasting sleeping positions. One on my back and one on my side. 

I wear a snug collar, but a snug collar won't help if you're on your back. 

Last night I made a conscious effort to stay on my side (with the help of 2 wedges of course)which was a very good night. 

The chart from the night before last I had started to sleep on my side, but without the wedge close enough and tucked under me enough. It was a rough night.


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CA and OA decided to call HYOP and the 3 of them crashed RERA's place, and then the 4 of them decided to call Large Leak to meet in an Unclassified location while Rice95 had the best night of his life.


Bed         best sleep I've ever had...
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RE: Rice Therapy 23/24
My soft collar did not help much either.  I tried sleeping on my side, I had results just like you did. I am on my side every night now.   My respiratory therapist always told me (for 20 plus years) that it was just fine to sleep on my back, that the CPAP would take care of it.  How wrong she was...
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RE: Rice Therapy 23/24
@Rice95

Dead on right!

During certain phases of sleep, the body muscles partially shuts down, especially in in REM sleep.

If you are flat on your back, under the effects of gravity, your tongue can fall back on your soft pallet, which, can act like a "flap" and effectively fall back and block your upper airway under the weight of your tongue. 

In this phase of deep sleep, muscle tone is lost. It would be difficult to move you head up. 

Can't see how a collar can help in this solution.

Better results are often obtained simply by sleeping on your side.


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RE: Rice Therapy 23/24
Amen and Amen ! 

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CA and OA decided to call HYOP and the 3 of them crashed RERA's place, and then the 4 of them decided to call Large Leak to meet in an Unclassified location while Rice95 had the best night of his life.


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RE: Rice Therapy 23/24
Wow, that is a dramatic improvement!
Simply sleeping on your side. That is why the data is so important. 

How do you feel in the morning after sleeping on your side? Significantly more rested?
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