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Any floor sleepers here? What position? ^_^

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Anyone here sleep on the floor/a hard surface? What position do you sleep in? Side? Back? Stomach? Does your neck touch the floor or do you support it with your shoulder or arm?

Me personally, I don't sleep on the floor regularly, but when I lay down on it, I find that I'm fine on my back, and can lay on my stomach with my head flopped on the floor to the side, but I can't manage to lay on my side. When I do this, my neck dangles in the air, and the only solution is to put my arms under my neck to support it, but then my arms fall asleep from being layed on.

Nonetheless, seems like an interesting endeavor. I might be willing to try it if I didn't sleep in the basement and frequently see centipedes crawling on the floor. I'm terrified of the things and can't bear the thought of having one crawl on me while I'm asleep! shudders

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We do have a huge table in the basement that I can fit on very easily, but I'm afraid my family might think I'm nuts if they come downstairs to get something and see me sleeping on the table! It seems somehow... much weirder than sleeping on the floor. Plus it's right by the doorwall so the patio light shines right through the glass. It's possibly a workable idea, though.

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Do you have a pillow under your head? Because I cannot sleep without one. Do you sleep like on a bare floor or do you have some kind of mattress/blanket?

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on August 30, 2012
at 06:49 AM

Over 6 years now sleeping on the floor, with just a blanket under me on a carpeted floor, no pillow. I sleep on my back now, used to sleep on my side on a mattress and used to wake up with stiff neck and/or shoulders, but not anymore. I wake up well rested and always before my alarm clock.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:15 PM

Back or side, with a pillow under the head (and one between the knees if I'm on my side).

With the centipedes, could you not get a large, low coffee table and sleep on that instead? You'd get the same benefits of a hard surface, and it would be easy to clean. I guess the bugs could crawl up it, but they could do that with a bed, too...

0156dcc25110efb6351e5308fbe57b86

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:49 PM

We do have a huge table in the basement that I can fit on very easily, but I'm afraid my family might think I'm nuts if they come downstairs to get something and see me sleeping on the table! It seems somehow... much weirder than sleeping on the floor. Plus it's right by the doorwall so the patio light shines right through the glass. It's possibly a workable idea, though.

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:50 AM

I sort of sleep on the floor: I have a few layers of sleeping bags under me, with a sheet on top.

But yes, you need to either use your arm to support your head on your side or use a pillow. Otherwise you are going to hurt your neck/spine. I think it is also good to have a body pillow to flop your top arm over in order to keep good spinal balance while on your side. This is what my PT told me, and it is also my own experience with it.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:23 AM

I got really tired of my old mattress one day and put it up for free on Craigslist. Started sleeping on the floor on a thin foam pad used for camping. I try to stay on my back most of the time. I feel like my back has actually gotten stronger if that makes any sense. It can be uncomfortable on your side especially if you're right on the floor. Now I'm sleeping on a Japanese futon that I ordered off Amazon.

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:21 AM

I like a pillow under by knees and neck when laying on my back and one between my knees and raising my head from the floor when on my side. TBH I think the floor may be just as well as any temperpedic or thousands of dollars on mattresses WITH the prudent appointment of a couple pillows, however that depends on your current spinal health of course....(thats a chiropractic disclaimer).

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