Stomach Sleeping

OK. I've seen some posts back in the day about trouble sleeping and positions you sleep in with your pm. Pre-pm I always was a side sleeper (on my right side). Since having my pm implanted, I sleep SO differently! Differently meaning good and bad and just plain different than before. I'm all over the place! At times one position is comfortable then the next minute it's not.

Anyways...I want to sleep on my stomach from time to time (I used to do this pre-pm) but avoid doing so because I don't know if it's a good idea with the pm. I know, I know. That probably sounds ridiculous! But is it safe? I've tried a few times but find myself worrying about it and instead try to sleep on my stomach in a weird propped up way to support my chest so I'm not really on my pm.

Ok. Enough rambling. Any advice?!

Sweet dreams and pacing!


you're getting sleeeeepy..hehe.

by valerie - 2007-04-10 03:04:01

Hey there Ela,
Have you tried to sleep standing up? hahaha. just kidding :)
Well, you had your pacemaker placed last October I think (I think I remembered you had it one month before me)? Anyway, if so, that would mean you're around the 6 month mark. Well, from my experience, my doctor said it was okay to sleep any way I wish (after the initial 6 week restrictions).
Some nights are better than others, but I think it all just takes some time. Was your pacemaker implanted under the skin or under the muscle? Perhaps you're feeling it more if you have it under your skin. But I'm not sure since I have mine under the muscle, so this totally doesn't help you does it? lol. Sorry, oh well, I tried hahaha.
I hope you can get a good nights rest very soon. Feel free to send me a private message anytime :)
take care!

Sleep any way you can

by hooimom - 2007-04-10 08:04:41

Hello Ela-Girl,

I am like you are. One minute I am on my side and the next on my stomach. It all depends on how sore my site is at the moment. I get sore whenever I lift something, like a heavy grocery bag. I have found that adjusting my pillows helps. Sleep in any position you can get comfortable in. I don't think our PM's are as delicate as we fear they are.


Hi Ela-Girl

by Christmmpace - 2007-04-10 12:04:10

I used to be that way. I use to think that if I slept on my side my pacemaker would be on my You'll get use to it and before you know it you won't even feel a thing and sleeping the wrong way will be a thing of the past. I hope your doing okay and sounds like your spirits are up, girl! Take care and I'll talk to you soon. God bless you.


Memory foam

by Suze - 2007-04-10 12:04:15

Hello Ela,

I usually sleep on my stomach now that a few months have gone by. I was nervous to try it at first. Although I do have a good quality memory foam mattress topper. (Tempur-pedic). So that may make it more comfortable.

Everyone is right -- you will get more and more used to sleeping with your PM.

Take care,

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You run like the bionic woman.

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