• @lawrenceOPM
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    The correct way is to lie on your side, facing left. Because prevents gastric acid in esophagus.

    edit for clarification: This method is efficient primarily when the lower esophageal sphincter (I had to Google the correct name) is not functioning as intended.

    • @PrefersAwkward
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      1304 months ago

      When will these bugs be fixed? I prefer to face to the right and would also like to be able to sleep on my stomach

      • @cm0002
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        934 months ago

        The GitHub human branch maintainer peaced out forever ago, all attempts to establish communications aren’t going so well and the issue tracker is piling up…so probably never

        • @[email protected]
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          I mean if it’s abandonware it’s ethical to reverse engineer and open source the reverse engineered platform, maybe even fork it and provide some sort of extensible framework for various plugins, or convert the kernel to a new architecture or even virtualize it. Hopefully we can also work out the bugs and the more glaring issues soon (looking at you, upright vertebrae).

          • @cm0002
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            254 months ago

            We’re working on it, but the mf was on something, have you seen the digestive system class? Or the central nervous system class?

          • KSP Atlas
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            I’ve heard some people managed to reverse engineer the human, though right now people are trying to figure out whether using a modded version is considered OP

            • @EvilHankVenture
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              124 months ago

              They decompiled the human, it doesn’t mean they understand the code enough to mod it yet.

              • IninewCrow
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                54 months ago

                Instead of modding, I know a few hackers that have removed whole sections to delete non functioning parts and I know a few others who figured out how to swap parts between different units.

          • Pika
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            44 months ago

            Unfortunately I heard they forked it to the AI/ automation branch so I don’t think that the original maintainers coming back. They’re calling it the new best thing

      • @[email protected]
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        174 months ago

        Some people have mirrored internal organs, so this advice may be the ophosite for you. But also, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, sleep however’s comfiest for you and lets you get the best sleep you can

            • Atelopus-zeteki
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              54 months ago

              Sure, round figures, lets call it 800K. And I bet the vast majority of them knows. It doesn’t take much of an examination for a doctor to determine location of heart and liver.

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                In fact many of them don’t, since the body is mostly symmetrical and apart from cutting them open or doing an MRI, you can’t really tell (which isn’t a big deal in most cases, because most medical procedures work regardless of this condition). Also, the heart is located almost in the middle, so there is not much difference.

                • Atelopus-zeteki
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                  24 months ago

                  Listening to the chest with a stethoscope, or your ear will tell the location of the heart. Percussing over the liver, but not finding a solid structure e.g. liver, which sounds different than a hollow structure, e.g. lungs would also help in identifying unexpected organ locations. I’m curious how you came to know that many of them don’t know? Do you keep a register of people with this condition, but don’t tell them?

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                    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8901252/

                    It is difficult to provide a valid estimation of real frequency. There are only a few own observations in the literature and a lot of citations.

                    We performed a search in our radiologic database, looking for situs inversus as key words in the results. Between 2006 and 2020, 217,646 imaging examinations (ultrasound, CT and plain radiography) were performed at the Department of Transplantation and Surgery, Semmelweis University. Out of them, 21 cases were found, which represents a 1:10,000 frequency. This hospital-based prevalence rate best reflects Adams et al in 1937 (23:232,113), and Lin et al in 2000 (20:201,084) from Massachusetts, as data from own observations.26 This rate is similar as well to the population-based Baltimore-Washington Infant Study.12 SIT is slightly more frequent in males: 1.5:1.27

                    https://www.healthline.com/health/situs-inversus#symptoms

                    Because the condition seldom causes symptoms and is so rare, a person may not know they have it. And it may not be discovered until visiting a doctor for a different reason.

                    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23486-situs-inversus

                    You may not develop any symptoms with situs inversus. Although your organs are reversed, they’re often still functional. So you wouldn’t notice any signs or complications.

                    Of course, trying to estimate how many people don’t know about a disease is a difficult task, but the general consensus is the condition is rare and often doesn’t produce any symptoms, as such there are definitely many people with the condition that haven’t even ever heard of it.

        • @[email protected]
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          I’ve heard people talk about mirrored organs, is that something that would be immediately obvious? Like surely every person that has the condition would know about it.

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            Every time I’ve seen it in a hospital TV show or whatever, it always seems to be a surprise…like they didn’t find out at birth but the first time they need some invasive procedures.

          • @[email protected]
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            I knew someone once who had this, she didn’t know until she got an x-ray as an adult. The doctor called in their colleagues to take a look at the scan because he’d never seen a real-life case before. She had her heart on the right side of her chest, was pretty interesting.

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              I mean if I put my hand over my left then right side of my chest, it’s pretty clear which side my heart is on

              • @[email protected]
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                14 months ago

                True, though isn’t the heart actually in the middle and it’s just asymmetric (with the big body-pumping side on the left)?

          • @morphballganon
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            Certainly not. It affects ~10% of the population, at least in certain countries. Not everyone has the privelege of a robust, accessible healthcare system.

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              Well I guess the obvious one to me is feeling a heartbeat. It seems like that would come up even outside of the medical field (schools, “playing doctor”, heck doing the pledge of allegiance if you’re in the US)

      • @SuckMyWang
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        This woman is dead. Her stomach is coming out of her body and her arms are under her esophagus

    • @[email protected]
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      False. The correct way to sleep is on a 7-11 sausage roller set to high speed.

      • The heat lamp creates warmth which you normally substitute with a dangerous choking blanket
      • the high-speed spinning flings off your sweat to keep you cool using Bernoulli’s Principle instead of energy-hungry and dangerous fans or AC units
      • the constant flow of vomit and other effluvia helps you maintain a healthy figure instead of ridiculously augmenting your life with the high-risk activity of “exercise.”
    • @SeabassDan
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      284 months ago

      The throat anus, for those not used to the medical terminology.

    • credit crazy
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      254 months ago

      I’m curious how accurate this is considering there’s rarely ever air in your stomach so what is the point when it’s effectively vacuum sealed.

      • @mihnt
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        224 months ago

        As a side sleeper with GERD. It’s accurate as fuck. Before I found a medication that worked properly, I always slept on my left side.

        • @chemical_cutthroat
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          44 months ago

          Thankfully Omeprazole keeps me from choking on my own acid now, but yeah, that sucks.

          • @[email protected]
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            14 months ago

            My wife has GERD but she can only take omeprazole for a certain period of time and has to take time off from it, though I forget the reason for it

            • @fireflash38
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              24 months ago

              Your bones. It’s not good for osteoporosis IIRC.

            • 🐍🩶🐢
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              It can tank your B12 and other nice things your body needs. At the end of the day, I

            • @chemical_cutthroat
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              I just take it once a week and it keeps it in check. Before I started, I would wake up every night literally drowning in stomach acid and unable to breathe. When I first started taking it, I was taking it daily, but I always felt REALLY bloated, like I was going to explode. I cut off of it and found that the effect lasted for a week or more, and I started just taking it once a week, and I’ve been fine ever since.

      • @Jerb322
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        54 months ago

        I’ve got gas in my stomach somewhat frequently…

      • @[email protected]
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        Nah, if your stomach is acidic enough you can feel it. I finally caved and got a plush incline so that gravity keeps the bile down regardless of which side I sleep on, and I still usually favor sleeping on my left due to habits from before.

    • @edgemaster72
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      You sleep on your left side to avoid gastric acid in the esophagus.

      I sleep on my left side because sleeping on the right side angers up my sciatica.

      We are not the same.

    • @[email protected]
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      Conversely, sleeping on your side isn’t very good for a lot of your joints. For instance in your diagram, that position is very bad for her hips and compressing her lungs. I still sleep on my side because it’s my preferred position but I have to have a knee pillow to keep my hips and knees aligned, and I try to have a pillow hugged to my chest to keep my spine and shoulders from crunching lol.

    • @Gigan
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      74 months ago

      What’s wrong with gastric acid being in the esophagus? I sleep on my right-side a lot.

      • FirstPitchStrike
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        To go a tad further, if you have chronic reflux there is the obvious discomfort caused by the feeling of acid creeping into your esophagus. Overtime, the acid can also do damage to the cells of your esophagus causing a condition called Barrett’s Esophagus. This is not dangerous in and of itself but is considered a precancerous condition and requires monitoring.

      • 🐍🩶🐢
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        Until you have woken up choking on acid that went in your lungs, you will not understand. I have EOE, and it really really sucks. I highly recommend not damaging your esophagus. I have spent years barely being able to eat without choking, though this latest round with the new doctor has been the best I have been in over a decade. Once your esophagus narrows to under 10mm, eating is a chore. Worst I ever got down to was 5mm. It was around ~7ish back in November…

        I keep things under control pretty well, but I was always taught to sleep on my left side growing up if your stomach was upset or you were having trouble breathing if you were sick.

    • @Uwu_im_toxic
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      34 months ago

      Wait, I’ve heard the opposite. Lay facing right to aid your stomach in digesting things and pushing it out of the stomach, instead of letting it lay in the stomach and potentially gurgle it’s way up

    • @MotoAsh
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      Weird. I have to sleep on my right side or else my stomach gets upset.

      • @feedum_sneedson
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        I’m not falling for the Indian wisdom meme again until they fix their sanitation infrastructure and stop raping women to death on public transportation.

      • Chainweasel
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        34 months ago

        Isn’t it fun when you go to sleep on your left side and roll over in your sleep, only to wake up in the middle of the night sick and ready to vomit from heartburn? It’s like my body is actively working against me when I sleep.

    • Atelopus-zeteki
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      24 months ago

      The cardiac sphincter prevents reflux of gastric fluids from the stomach to the esophagus.

    • Zagorath
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      04 months ago

      facing left

      On your left side. Whether that’s “facing left” or “facing right” depends on whether you’re comparing it to being on your front or on your back. Personally, I instinctively compared it to front, which would mean being on your left is facing to the right.

      So the way to be clear and unambiguous is to say which side of your body you’re referring to.

      • @SeabassDan
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        104 months ago

        It’s your left, not the left of the dude living in your attic peeping down at you.

        • Zagorath
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          Yes, but to know what is your left, one first needs to establish what is their forward. If you were previously on your front (which is itself not an uncommon sleeping position), “turn to face left” will put them lying on their right side.

          This stuff really isn’t rocket science. I’m genuinely surprised to be getting push back here. If the goal is to tell people to lay on their left side, that’s what should be said. Not “facing left”, which doesn’t convey the same meaning.

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          34 months ago

          your left hand is always the left one. It’s relative to you, not to your direction

          Right. That’s my point. That’s why I proposed using terminology that relates only to you, as opposed to the necessarily external language of the parent comment which used “facing”.