Right after my stroke, rolling over in bed took horrendous effort when I was most tired. When I rolled onto my sound side, my floppy hemiplegic arm would get stuck behind me. It felt like a wrestler was pinning my upper body to the bed. I had to remember to use my sound hand to pull my hemiplegic arm across my chest before I started to roll while pulling on the bed rail.
However, I have gotten good at rolling onto my hemiplegic right side to get out of bed. My sound arm crosses over my chest as I swing my sound leg over my hemiplegic leg. My sound hand reaches for the mattress as I hang both legs over the edge of the bed. The weight of my legs dropping down helps pull my trunk and head up. My sound hand pushes on the mattress to help me sit up. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com