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People who sleep on their stomach have
to twist their neck to breathe. Massage
tables often have a hole to breathe through
in order to let the patient fully relax.
Ideal beds for stomach sleepers would
have a similar face-sized tunnel that allows the
neck to remain straight during the night,
that allows the person to breathe
(This might also have some medical
applications in cases where people
cannot swallow their own saliva; this type
of bed would allow it to drop down, rather
Problems: Linen, beds without holes
in them, stuff dripping to the floor,
difficulty to tell whether your partner
is still breathing.
Now in the "Skymall" catalogue.
Mmmh, cheese. [jutta, Oct 25 2007]
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||Some inventor guy claimed to have made a bed with a groove in it, into which you can place your lower arm, so you can sleep with both arms around your partner.
||This "face-tunnel" could yield some unusual new dreams. (or nightmares) I
wonder how many people would dream they were stuck in a birth canal only
big enough for their head?
||Hospital equipment suppliers' catalogues list [surely] a variety of foam supports designed for all kinds of nursing needs especially post-operative?
||I've seen some in use but took them for granted - being at the time post-operative myself.
||And a special version of this bed for pregnant ladies who want to continue sleeping on their stomach!!!
||*That* is both solveable and solved. (That you don't breathe with your belly makes things a lot easier.)
||A good reason to clean under the bed...
||How many stomach-sleepers actually lie in that position for the whole night? Can you imagine the horror of waking up and finding the red marks and bruises on your face from when you'd tried to roll over during the night?
||The hole need not be so sharp edged. it can be soft
and made of foam.