I know many of us sleep like shit, what I'm asking is how you physically sleep. My stoma is an oval-shaped bitch, high on the left side, at skin level on the right side. The hole is by the skin level side on the right. So I wear a convex (or concave depending on which side you look) barrier to make sure my barrier ring seals all the time. When I lay down to sleep, I'm either flat on my back (which I hate) or I sleep on my left side (so my stoma hole is at the highest position and drains down to the left where my stoma is raised above the skin and the barrier seals best. But I REALLY want to sleep on my stomach sometimes. I do, but I have to bring my right knee up as far as possible to keep my bag off the ground and possibly getting crushed if I move just a little. This is a real pain in my arse. So I'm curious how you position yourself when you sleep. In a recliner, with a body pillow.........how?
The one thing I did do was go out and buy a 4" memory foam mattress topper. I took the old electric carving knife and made a nice neat cutout in the foam where my bag would hit the bed if I lied on my stomach. I made the hole a little bigger than my bag so I can move a bit.......and this works. But it won't if I move a lot........which I sometimes do. I know they make nighttime bags and even a drain system of some sort, but with my high output stoma, I don't remove my bag except to change it, so swapping bags won't work for me. So I'm just wondering how y'all have sorted out the sleeping position problem. I'm looking forward to your comments and innovative suggestions.........so let 'em fly.