Who will benefit from sleeping in a semi sitting position?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Sleeping on your back is not good for you or your bed partner, who may have to endure every snort and rattle all night. Infants however, should always be placed on their backs to prevent sudden infant death (SIDS). If you must sleep on your back, put a pillow under your knees and a small pillow under your lower back.

People with heart failure, certain respiratory diseases, glaucoma or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may benefit from taking their solider (supine) position into a semi-sitting position.



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