Stomach Sleeper

I’ve decided I might be able to sleep a lot better if I could only sleep on my stomach again.  Since PT is full of stretching, range of motion exercises & my doctor assures me that I can’t easily injure the surgery site now (8 weeks out), I’ve decided to incorporate a new stretch.  I’ve been lying (carefully) on my stomach & holding the position with my arm under my head for a few minutes at a time. I can’t fully relax my head yet & it isn’t comfortable but I’m working toward the goal of better sleep.  If I have to be consciously stretching my shoulder all the time I might as well be moving toward something I really really want right now.  I can’t do this in my bed yet…too squishy & I got stuck when I tried. Awkward turtle! I started out laying my head on my arms on the kitchen bar & have progressed to the couch. Real life PT, y’all! 


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