msreef wrote: ↑Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:51 pmI'm the opposite, I need to stay on my left side otherwise I go downhill. I have UARS too.
I have built a device that has a gyroscope and is battery powered. This straps around your chest and will vibrate and wake you if you deviate from the preprogrammed angles.
If you're unable to work out how to sleep on your back consistently let me know, I may be able to help.
On an unrelated note, do you have LPR/Silent Acid Reflux? That can cause nasal issues and is commonly linked to UARS.
Your solution sounds amazing and I am definitely intrigued. I guess I’m hesitant to attempt any solution that wakes me up because my sleep is so horrendously fragmented already and that’s the main issue I’m trying to solve really - to wake myself up for other reasons would defeat the point. But I’m intrigued nonetheless!
I was wondering about LPR. I do have a history of acid reflux though in recent years I’ve not been aware of it - EXCEPT when I was trialling the full face mask, which seemed to trigger horrendous reflux, I assume because I was swallowing air. I could never tolerate PPIs but was on H2 blockers for a few years. Maybe I should look into that again.
I have noticed (and my ENT observed at my last appointment) that my left turbinate seems more reactive and irritable than my right one. I almost always wake up having settled on my left side. I have no idea if this is actually how it works, but it strikes me that if stomach acid is causing the irritation, there might be more spillover to that side simply due to gravity. Hmm.