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[-] lawrence@lemmy.world 152 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

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@lemmy.world 124 points 3 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@lemmy.world 88 points 3 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

[-] metallic_z3r0@infosec.pub 44 points 3 months ago

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@lemmy.world 24 points 3 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?

[-] KSPAtlas@sopuli.xyz 13 points 3 months ago

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@lemmy.world 11 points 3 months ago

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

[-] ininewcrow@lemmy.ca 5 points 3 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.

[-] DragonTypeWyvern@literature.cafe 3 points 3 months ago

That's why you need to open source and freely distribute the mod.

[-] Pika@sh.itjust.works 4 points 3 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

[-] iiGxC@slrpnk.net 17 points 3 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@kbin.run 20 points 3 months ago
[-] LeftHandedWave@lemm.ee 5 points 3 months ago

So about 800,000 people world wide?

[-] Atelopus-zeteki@kbin.run 5 points 3 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.

[-] pankuleczkapl@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

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@kbin.run 2 points 3 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?

[-] pankuleczkapl@lemmy.dbzer0.com 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)


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


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.


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.

[-] Atelopus-zeteki@kbin.run 2 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Cool, so sticking with the stipulated incidence, 800K is indeed a lot. Thanks for the linx!

[-] brian@sh.itjust.works 3 points 3 months ago

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.

[-] Jerb322@lemmy.world 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

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.

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[-] SuckMyWang@lemmy.world 4 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

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

[-] thefartographer@lemm.ee 33 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

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@lemmy.world 28 points 3 months ago

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

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[-] creditCrazy@lemmy.world 25 points 3 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.

[-] Jerb322@lemmy.world 5 points 3 months ago

I've got gas in my stomach somewhat frequently...

[-] thefartographer@lemm.ee 3 points 3 months ago

Have I got a solution for you!

[-] djsoren19@yiffit.net 4 points 3 months ago

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.

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[-] edgemaster72@lemmy.world 16 points 3 months ago

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.

[-] poppy@lemm.ee 9 points 3 months ago

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@lemmy.world 7 points 3 months ago

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

[-] MedicPigBabySaver@lemmy.world 27 points 3 months ago

Most people don't have issues with acid reflux. However, for those that do, it's important to try to control acid reflux.


[-] Assman@sh.itjust.works 4 points 3 months ago

Dumbass DNA. Why make a human capable of eating a baconator if doing so melts your body from the inside.

[-] smeg@feddit.uk 2 points 3 months ago

If you melt yourself before you can pass on those dodgy genes of yours then the problem sorts itself out!

[-] Assman@sh.itjust.works 2 points 3 months ago

Already passed them on unfortunately

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[-] FirstPitchStrike@kbin.social 2 points 3 months ago

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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I've always been a left side sleeper, so this makes me feel happy

[-] perishthethought@lemm.ee 3 points 3 months ago

Same. Yay us. For once my random behaviors are correct without even knowing it. :)

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[-] cerement@slrpnk.net 3 points 3 months ago

Vamakukshi – India’s post-lunch nap, always on your left side

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[-] MotoAsh@lemmy.world 3 points 3 months ago

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

[-] Uwu_im_toxic@lemmy.world 3 points 3 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

[-] jetpackbarry@sh.itjust.works 2 points 3 months ago

can confirm. As someone with acid reflux, sleeping facing right is hell

[-] Chainweasel@lemmy.world 3 points 3 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.

[-] Zoboomafoo@slrpnk.net 2 points 3 months ago

Thank you for the info, I hope it helps

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