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39YearsOfNoSleep
Unread post  Post subject: Aerophagia when sleeping on side  |  Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:12 pm

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Currently, I can sleep on my back with a small amount of air swallowing. However, once I turn to my side, i swallow very large amounts of air. I've tried tucking in my chin when i sleep on my side but that doesn't seem to make a difference. Anyone have any suggestions?

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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Aerophagia when sleeping on side  |  Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:32 pm
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You may want to try using a wedge to elevate your upper body as well as remain on your back. This should be a temporary setup (4-6 weeks).

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39YearsOfNoSleep
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Aerophagia when sleeping on side  |  Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:10 pm

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Thanks.


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5280meow
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Aerophagia when sleeping on side  |  Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:16 am
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For me, it's the angle of my head that determines whether I get gastric insufflation or aerophagia. If I sleep on my side, unless I use enough pillows, the top of my head tends to drop and the air shoots into my stomach. Then i wake up in pain. Unless my head is well supported, I get gastric insufflation/aerophagia. As Jason suggested, propping yourself with enough pillows to keep the top of your head at a slight upward angle should be enough.


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