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Sleeping on back


Thank you for everything u doing. Please adviseIn halacha. Heard the position of sleep on left side, but due to spinal cord issues doctors say to sleep on back. But i read its againist halacha. Please advise because i want to sleep and i cannot sleep if i dont stick to halacha answer, please. Thank u

2) how to take off shoes? whats the order ? some say left shoe first some right ? is there principle difference for ladies and man? for right handed or lefthanded ? thank you


  1. If it is possible for you to lie leaning slightly to the side it is not considered “prakdan” (lying on one’s back or stomach), and that is best, however if you can’t do even that, then it is permitted for a choleh to lie even on his back. Another option might be that according to R’ S. Z. Auerbach if your head and shoulders are elevated a little, so that you are not lying flat on the bed, it is not considered “prakdan”.
  2. Please see the following post where this question was discussed.

Best Wishes


Shulchan Aruch O:CH 63-1, M:B 239-6,  Aruch Hashulchan 63-5, Nishmas Avrohom O:CH 63-1.

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