How to stop supine sleep (prevent sleeping on the back) – Interview with Dr, Artour

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How to prevent supine sleep? One can avoid sleeping on one’s back with the methods and techniques suggested here.

In this video, Chris Prokop interviews Dr. Artour Rakhimov. The question addressed is, “how can we avoid sleeping on the back?”.

One such technique for preventing sleeping on the back is attaching a tennis ball to your back. The discomfort of sleeping on your back prevents you from sleeping in the supine position. While having a backpack on during sleep would keep you on one side, but it would prevent you from moving around. Moving around during sleep is beneficial because it allows circulation.

Another technique is to take a scarf about a meter and a half long and making a knot with it on your back. This would prevent the ingrained habit at night time of moving back into the supine position.

Find other details for prevention of supine sleep on this page “Why and How to Prevent and Stop Supine Sleep (on the Back)”:of NormalBreathing site The Spanish version of this page is “Por qué y cómo prevenir y parar de dormir en forma supina (boca arriba)” – .

Sleeping on the back is very common in hospitals and it occurs in 90% of people with severe health problems. Breathing retraining students with over 30 seconds on their CP test naturally do not sleep on their back. They will sleep on their chest, left and right sides. For people that have their heart on their left side and if they sleep on their left side or their chest, they will have a higher result on the CP (control pause) test. While sleeping on their right side, will give them a slightly lower level on the CP test.

Preventing sleep on the back is taught to NormalBreathing students. Additionally, the sleep quantity of students naturally decreases over time.

Research undertaken by Dr. Buteyko and about 200 doctors found out, sleeping in the supine position is the worst position for breathing. 25 Western studies determined the same results from their research. When laying on the back during sleep there is about a 30% drop on the CP test.

Proper sleep positions and preparations before sleep are a fundamental part of the NormalBreathing teaching. Sleep positions can be a key part of what is holding your oxygen levels lower as measured by the CP test. The MCP (morning control pause) is the main parameter to assess your health. If your body has a lower MCP result, it only has time during the day to improve or maintain your health. This occurs in large part due to incorrect sleep positions and in turn heavier breathing overnight.

Prevention of supine sleep also helps to sleep less and better . More details in this Amazon book (paperback) and (Kindle).

NormalBreathing teaches breathing retraining with various methods. This includes the Buteyko Method, a method approved by the Russian Ministry of Health and one that is growing across the world. It has been used successfully on over 30,000 people with cardiovascular issues, more than 100,000 asthmatics and many other conditions (sleep apnoea, bronchitis, liver cirrhosis). In 6 Western randomized clinical trials on asthma, there has been more than a 90% reduction in medication with the Buteyko Method. While Soviet trials have used it on HIV-AIDS, hepatitis B, radiation disease, metastatic cancer (a 6 times reduction in 3-year mortality) and more.

Additionally, breathing devices such as the Amazing DIY device and the Frolov device are taught on The devices are found to be easier to use for beginners.

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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, writer, breathing teacher and trainer, and the author of the website

The video was edited and produced by Chris Prokop.

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