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Difficulty in sleeping on stomach, breathing trouble. What could be the reason?

I cant sleep on my stomach anymore. I cant explain exactly what it feels like but its like some thing is there causing me trouble! I dont go to sleep full simply because I cant. I very rarely bloat. I donr think im pregnant. my breathing pattern is also wierd to me now. It always feels like im not getting enough oxygen . Idk whats wrong, could you maybe help me out?
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hello dear
Thanks for your query.

First of all I would ask you not to panic.
You didnt mention your age and BMI. Are you obese and have gained abdominal fat recently ?
May be your abdominal fat is causing you trouble by pressing the abdominal contents when you sleep on your stomach.It might also be the reason for your changed breathing pattern.

It is never advisable to overeat at night before sleeping and never sleep just after eating . Have a light easily digestable food at dinner and take some time after dinner before you go to sleep.It is not advisable to sleep prone on your stomach either.

If you are obese you need to decrease your body weight.Avoid too much of junk food and too much fatty foods.Do regular exercises and decrease your tummy fat.Regular situps will help.

If you have acidity then having proton pump inhibitors an hour before food will help.

If you are having too much of problem then you must get a check up from your doctor.

Hope this helps.

Update here how you stay.

Take care.

Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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