In hospital, the bed is a lovely monster! when I arrived, I threw myself on the bed in a bundle. At around midnight, the staff nurse came and woke me:"Come on! sit up! You must breathe to get better and not in a bundle!" she pushed this button and I was lifted up in a sitting position. She proceeded to ask me to "lie" on my back to make it easier to breathe. This was the position that I adopted throughout my stay. At the end, I asked the physiotherapist to help me to find a back rest, because I don't have a bed that you can fold up in all sorts of directions! She was extremely kind and gave me a back rest.
I have tried it for a few days now. The muscles on my neck get really painful and I feel my head rolling to the side during the night. It's not easy to adjust to this position.
Does anyone use a back rest and finds a position that is not too painful?