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Tennis Balls and Dogs
Since being told I sleep a lot on my back, I'm going to take an old t-shirt and duct tape a tennis ball on the back.

My concern, though, is I have two dogs who looooove tennis balls.

Anyone else who has tried this trick, how did your dog react? Any notice it? I can see me waking up with one of them tugging on it.

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07-16-2013 04:40 PM
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
you can hide the ball in a bum bag, don,t need any designer label bag, just any old bag will do the job Coffee
07-16-2013 04:45 PM
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
I've considered that, too. Due to other issues, I don't think a backpack would work.

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07-16-2013 05:01 PM
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
You could put a couple of balls in an old sock and fasten that to your back. Perhaps they won't notice that there's a tennis ball in there.
07-16-2013 05:05 PM
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
I did clean out my sock drawer and have some odd ones left over. I could do that, yes! Good idea!

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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
Have you ever tried to fool a dog's sense of smell?

Laugh-a-lot

I don't think I's try it with my Yellow lab who loves tennis balls!
07-16-2013 07:29 PM
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Ummm, OK, perhaps a _used_ sock then? Smile
07-16-2013 07:33 PM
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
Paula, my question is if your comfortable sleeping on your back why not? Our CPAP's should compensate for it, I just think you may be uncomfortable trying to sleep in a different position and you want to get as much uninterupted sleep as possible, but go for it.
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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
(07-16-2013 07:33 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  Ummm, OK, perhaps a _used_ sock then? Smile

Can't think of ANY reason that wouldn't work.... Laugh-a-lot

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RE: Tennis Balls and Dogs
The problem with sleeping on my back is my AHI is higher on the nights that I do. If I wake up on my back, I already know the AHI is going to be higher than my norm. Granted, still less than 5, but every little point helps!

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