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Question: what is the normal head height while sleeping?

 abu_alameer - Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:27 am

hi, i'm wondering about what is the normal head height while sleeping? because when i sleep and my head too high rather than body, i breath normally, but i'll have pain in my nick, when i sleep horizantely with body, i have no pain but i face difficulty breathing.
tell me what is the normal height?
 Angela Grunewald, RN - Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:40 am

User avatar there is no "normal height" while sleeping. This is very individualized. However, since you mention having difficulty breathing while flat in bed I would suggest trying your head at a 45 degree angle. You will know what you need to sleep without difficulty breathing,now it is just a matter of you finding the correct height without having neck pains. If the neck pain is serious enough to prevent you from sleeping you might check into an adjustable bed. I am more curious however to know your age,weight and any underlying medical to figure out the cause of your difficulty breathing at night. good luck to you!
 ameer - Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:18 am

i'm 23 years old

don't smoke
have no physiologic disorder
58 weight
170 height

thats infos about my health status

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