I get upside ways from lying on my back.

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1) I get upside ways from lying on my back.

2) I lie down sideways on my bed because I can't plonk directly on my back.

3) I lie down sideways on my bed because I can't lie down with my back in fully erect position.

Please check my sentences.
 
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You lie on your side because you can't lie on your back.

I wouldn't use any of your sentences.
 

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You lie on your side because you can't lie on your back.

I wouldn't use any of your sentences.

No, I lie on my back but while getting into my bed I can't directly lie down on my back.

So can I say "First I need to lie on my side and roll over to lie on my back"?

How about "sideways"? Can I say "I need to get up sideways"?
 

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First I need to lie on my side and roll over to lie on my back.

You've done it again! Your original sentences don't work and when pressed for an explanation you come up with one that does. Go with this one. I'm assuming this situation applies to both getting in and getting out of bed.
 

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If you had checked your title and first sentence before posting, you'd have noticed they said 'I get upside ways' instead of 'I get up sideways'.
 

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You've done it again! Your original sentences don't work and when pressed for an explanation you come up with one that does. Go with this one. I'm assuming this situation applies to both getting in and getting out of bed.

I need to lie on one side and roll over to lie on my back. Can I say this? What is the difference between "on my side" and "on one side"?

Can't we say "I get up sideways" or "lie down sideways"? But EMS used sideways in one of my threads. So, what exactly does "sideways" mean?

 

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I need to lie on one side and roll over to lie on my back. Can I say this? Yes, you can. What is the difference between "on my side" and "on one side"? There's no difference in this context.

Can't we say "I get up sideways" or "lie down sideways"? But EMS used sideways in one of my threads. So, what exactly does "sideways" mean?

Get up sideways and lie down sideways don't sound natural to me, but they're not wrong grammatically.
 

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Get up sideways and lie down sideways don't sound natural to me, but they're not wrong grammatically.

What would be the correct way to say this?
 

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If you absolutely want to use sideways (and why not after all) I would probably use a more specific verb. Getting up and lying down are too vague, which is probably why sideways doesn't work. Try something like slide into bed sideways, for example
 

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If you absolutely want to use sideways (and why not after all) [STRIKE]I would[/STRIKE] you should probably use a more specific verb.
See above.
 

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If you absolutely want to use sideways (and why not after all) I would probably use a more specific verb. Getting up and lying down are too vague, which is probably why sideways doesn't work. Try something like slide into bed sideways, for example

1) I used to slide into bed sideways.

2) I used to slide out of my bed sideways.
 

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What is the difference between "on my side" and "on one side"?

It usually doesn't matter which side you lie on and you cannot lie on two sides, so my is the one we tend to use- it contrasts with lying on your back.
 
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It usually doesn't matter which side you lie on and you cannot lie on two sides, so my is the one we tend to use- it contrasts with lying on your back.

1) I used to slide into bed sideways.

2) I used to slide out of my bed sideways.

How about these two sentences?
 

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Those are fine.
 
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