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I'm a stomach sleeper and am very concerned about sleeping post-op. Any suggestions or ideas from other stomach sleepers? How long before you could sleep on your stomach ?

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Oh great question! I'm a stomach sleeper too so I would love to see responses!

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I actually slept in a recliner for about 4 nights after I got home. I wasn't able to sleep on my stomach until about two weeks out.

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It was four weeks for me.

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It took me 4 days before I could lie down on my stomach. I had to carefully get into that position or it was uncomfortable. That lasted about two weeks.

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When I came home from the hospital I slept in my bed with a couple of pillows to prop me up. Within the week I was sleeping on my side with a pillow under my stomach area to support it. By the next week I was on my stomach........and it was amazing! :)

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I slept on my stomach a few days out. My problem was having a drain in that got in my way. My doc said stomach sleeping was fine if it wasn't uncomfortable.

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I had a lot if scar tissue from my band removal and my tummy was very swollen post op. I couldn't even lay on my side for 4 days. But by week 2 I can sleep on my tummy again. It just depends on your individual comfort level I will say that I did pop a stitch in my abdomen at day 8 flipping over (trying to move my pillow) so be careful!

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I slept in a recliner for four nights, then I moved into the bed and I learned to sleep on my back and still do.

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I too sleep on my back now. Though i CRAVE to flip over and sleep on my stomach. Its only been 7 days since my surgery. Im too scared of what sleeping on my stomach would do to my wounds. So 1 week and no stomach sleeping as of yet.

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I am a stomach sleeper and Saturday night when I woke up I was on my stomach and I am one week out as of Monday. I was sore or in pain when I woke up. I hate sleeping on my back so the following night I put pillows on my sides and woke up laying on top of them.

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I too crave to lay on my stomach but wouldn't do it at this point so I won't put too much pressure on my incision sites. I just build a little fortress on my left side and tilt onto them as much as I can. It's nice. I do the same on the couch.

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I had a lot if scar tissue from my band removal and my tummy was very swollen post op. I couldn't even lay on my side for 4 days. But by week 2 I can sleep on my tummy again. It just depends on your individual comfort level I will say that I did pop a stitch in my abdomen at day 8 flipping over (trying to move my pillow) so be careful!

i had a revision too. lots of scaring. i'm 3 wks out and still can't lay on my stomach. just started laying on my side

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Im 3 weeks today. Slept on my stomach last night. It felt awesome. I think everyone heals differently. It could be a few days for some folk or a couple of months for others.

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