Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Working with the US Sumo Wrestling Team


A picture of me (the person with a tie), working with the U.S. Sumo team, counseling them about sleep.

6 comments:

zipzap said...

Are you teaching them proper sleep positions in the photo?

Michael Rack, MD said...

zipzap, yes we did talk about sleep positions- the sumo wrestlers are demonstrating a good position for sleeping- the lateral position. Sleeping in the lateral positions improves airflow and decreases snoring, compared to the supine position.

zipzap said...

Good to know. I often sleep (or start out sleeping) laterally. I've also read in a Jewish text that this position is recommended (possibly Maimonides; I can't remember for sure).

Michael Rack, MD said...

zipzap, here are some links about Jewish teachings on sleep:


http://drewkaplans.blogspot.com/2006/01/rambam-and-sleep-part-1.html

http://drewkaplans.blogspot.com/2006/01/rambam-and-sleep-part-1.html

http://drewkaplans.blogspot.com/2006/06/rambam-and-sleep-part-2-sleep-in-guide.html

http://drewkaplans.blogspot.com/2006/01/my-interest-in-sleep-in-judaism.html

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