Side Sleepers Alert


If you sleep on one particular side, night after night, year after year, there is the possibility that muscles on that eye may fail.

This bit of information if fresh from an eye surgeon’s office in Spokane, WA. It’s important enough, and a good reason to share.

Said one thirty-year-old, “I’ve been wondering why my one eye is always puffy in the morning.  Now I know why and I’ll vary the side.”

For more than a year, husband, Bud, has been wiping the tears away which have been dripping from one eye. Two eye specialists told him it was caused by the lower eye lashes folding into the eye.

He’s a guy and naturally would rather suffer than do anything to correct the problem. When his physician said, “If you don’t do corrective surgery, you could lose the sight in that eye,” that got his attention.

The eye surgeon, a lanky, robust man, must have incredible fingers to accomplish such delicate work. Two days following the surgery and several ice-pack treatments, Bud’s eye is a little puffy and slightly discolored but not noticeable to anyone passing by on a fast horse.

“If you go now and continue to sleep on only one side,” said his surgeon, “You’ll be back to see me again. For two weeks, do no lifting or strenuous work, don’t touch the area, and use ice to stop the itching.”

Bud’s new night wear, is a sexy, perforated glass piece. It’s attached by a strap around the head. No elastic was available at home so I gave Rescue Tape a new use and it did the job.

If you are a side sleeper, vary positions often, and try sleeping on your back.

Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

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