Advertisement

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.

 

 

Continue Learning about Sleep Basics

How can I set a good sleep routine for my child?
Dawn MarcusDawn Marcus
To set up a strict sleep program for your child: Establish regular times for going to bed with lig...
More Answers
How are sleep and human growth hormone (HGH) linked?
Ben KaminskyBen Kaminsky
Human growth hormone (HGH), secreted by the pituitary gland of the brain, declines in production...
More Answers
What is the importance of sleep in my life?
Dr. Christopher E. Morgan, MDDr. Christopher E. Morgan, MD
To understand the importance of sleep in your life, realize that sleep is a biological need without ...
More Answers
What medical conditions can interfere with sleep?
UCLA HealthUCLA Health
Medical conditions, such as heart failure and prostate disease, can interfere with sleep, as can cer...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.