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When I lie flat on my back, it actually hurts my back, neck and head. I get a lot of pressure in my head and it feels really heavy to pick up. Some mornings I have to pick my head up with my hand or roll over. I always fall asleep on my side but for some weird reason, I always wake up flat on my back with my ankles crossed and my hands folded over my chest. I feel like I am preparing myself for burial or something. My arms do go numb and feel tingly as if they have fallen asleep.
Whoa, I experience this! For me, it is hard to lay on my sides though, because my shoulders roll under and hurt my shoulder blades. My shoulders have no stability at all, and I have severe chostochondritis from dislocating my ribs on a regular basis… so I think my body just ends up on my back to try to protect my ribs. I wake up with my arms crossed over my chest (burial style) and numb extremities gasping for air, feeling nauseous, dizzy and panicky like I am falling. I also have to use my hands to lift my head that feels too heavy for my painful neck to lift. This amazing to read that others experience such similar symptoms.~MatttiesMom