Table 1

Physiological parameters during 30 minutes of supine and prone sleep in the horizontal position

Supine Prone p Value
Heart rate (bpm)130.8  (7.9)131.4  (7.5)NS
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)82.3 (8.8)79.6 (8.9)< 0.05
Peripheral skin temperature (°C)33.3 (1.4)33.7 (1.4)< 0.05
Anterior abdominal skin temperature (°C)35.7 (0.4)35.8 (0.5)NS
  • Values are means (SD).

  • bpm, beats/minute.