[Ansteorra] Sleeping sitting up vs lying down

Klfrench1023 at aol.com Klfrench1023 at aol.com
Wed Jul 18 21:12:04 PDT 2007

Darned laptop.  What I was attempting to say is that sleeping in at  least a 
semi-reclined position reduces the workload of both the heart and  lungs.  No, 
it is certainly not the most comfortable way to sleep, as I can  attest to 
personally.  But for heart and lung patients, sometimes there is  no choice.  
For patients with reflux disorder, sleeping at an angle helps  to keep stomach 
contents where they belong, too.  Lying flat is quite  difficult and painful 
for people with GERD, and doctors recommend a  semi-reclined position to take 
pressure off of the LES (Lower Esophageal  Sphincter).  There may be other 
health reasons, but these are the major  ones that come to mind.  Everyone got off 
on the question of height--does  this answer your original question?
M. Caterina

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