Hey, how has everyone been sleeping? Have you had any difficulty sleeping or do you have any tips for getting a good nights sleep with a stoma?
There's a night bag stand called the Ugo Stand with Dignity which is good for overnight drainage (in link below). Keeps things more hygienic by stopping the bag tap touching the floor.
I’ve been sleeping awfully since my surgery at the end of last month. The most consecutive sleep I’d had until last night was 6 hours. But for me it’s not down to the stoma. Just plain old insomnia as far as I can tell.
ive gone from being a side / front sleeper to having to sleep on my back.side sleeping is far too uncomfortable and painful at the moment. I get sleep paralysis when i sleep on my back so that’s been fun... =(
Hi Christa, I have an ileostomy and started off sleeping on my right side but recently due to reflux have had to change to my left side. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's a new way to sleep. I don't see why you should sleep on your back. Just try to relax.