Do Bodybuilders have trouble sleeping because of a large neck?

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    Do Bodybuilders have trouble sleeping because of a large neck?


    I recently read in The New Muscular Devlopment with Branch Warren on the front leg pressing a lot of weight , that Bodybuilders have trouble getting the air though there pathways becaause of a large neck..does anyone know anything about this?

    I dont think i have any trouble; although, my neck is pretty thick.

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    not sure if i qualify but i have to position my head angled slightly backwards otherwise i feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen. my neck isn't that large though, like 20" or so.
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    Sleep apnea from obstructed air way is sometimes associated with greater body mass. I know when I am at my leanest (<185-190) I sleep much more quietly, and when I bulk back up, as soon as I approach 205-210+ my snoring increases and sleep quality drops off.
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    Beelz, you know the average male neck is probably 15 inches, right?

    My biggest problem is having to arrange my arms in a way that they don't go numb while sleeping. granted I also have a good bit of fat too but I would like to think those mega huge guys have to arrange themselves certain ways to keep breathing and circulation when sleeping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    not sure if i qualify but i have to position my head angled slightly backwards otherwise i feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen. my neck isn't that large though, like 20" or so.
    Uhh, I think that you'd qualify as to having a thick neck Beelze! 20" is pretty damn thick!
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    yeh its under research. It says Some Bodybuilders have Sleep Apnea because there large necks obstruct pathways.
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    It's my arms and shoulder too. When I get up towards 200, they go numb no matter how I lay. It sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman
    It's my arms and shoulder too. When I get up towards 200, they go numb no matter how I lay. It sucks.
    Me too.
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    i have a 17.5-18 inch neck depending on my conditioning and i have been tested and have sleep apnea
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    When i lay on my side i seem to breateh better. Im going to keep testing switching positions while sleeping to see which position is better for sleep.


    Solution for the best sleep with still being a bodybuilder. Get down to 10 % or below bodyfat. I have soem bodyfat to lose.
    I dotn know what i am..im lean but i could stand to be leaner.
    Im probally at 12% maybe 13 at the most, 11 at the least
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    Sleep apnea should be taken a little more seriously. I don't know if you guys remember football great Reggie White but he died at 41 in his sleep and he had sleep apnea. He was a freaking monster at 6-5 280. At 20, I was a lard tub weighing in at 320 and had sleeping issues, my thighs would also get numb in certain sleeping positions. This was before I discovered AM. Now I'm MUCH leaner without breathing issues. Still working on getting to see my intercostals one day . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman
    It's my arms and shoulder too. When I get up towards 200, they go numb no matter how I lay. It sucks.

    Im not even that big and i have the same issues. Im a big time side sleeper and i wake up every other night to a completely numb arm. Happens to me a lot, i also wake up often with pain in my traps. Not fun

    I try to start out on my back but i always wake up on my side...
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    You all need to look into one of those round roll style pillows, i bought one from my chiropracter and i no longer have numbness in my arms, he actually measured the distance from my neck to my shoulders, i sleep like a baby at night with this thing.
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    I too frequently wake up in the middle of the night with numb arms. It used to really freak me out, thought I was getting a blood clot or something. Does anybody know if this kind of thing could cause long term damage such as some kind of neuropathy from poor circulation while sleeping?
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    I'm only 185 and it still gets me. When I was 200 I'd have big bouts of waking up gasping for air. No fun. That lbm didn't last long so I didn't get to stretch it out and make it "fit".

    I am finding that stretching out my lats/tris/delts before bed is helping quite a bit. No numbness in the last several days.

    The right pillow does indeed make all the difference. I sleep with 3 pillows under my head and a body pillow between my legs and arms. It really helps.
  

  
 

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