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I lie down flat on the floor with a pillow under my head, to narrate long scripts for e-learning. Will this position have an adverse effect on my vocal chords if I keep doing it for the long term?

I find that when I'm lying flat on the floor, I can speak longer sentences in a single breath in comparison to standing /sitting and talking.

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    Humans aren't quite so fragile as that. – Carey Gregory Jun 15 '18 at 17:12
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It is possible. Voice Disorders are caused by many factors include vocal fatigue which can result from overuse or increases in vocal effort. Vocal effort is a messy thing to define, but it generally depends on subglottal pressure and vocal fold tension (as well as other factors). A change in posture can affect vocal effort and it is possible that it could lead to the onset of vocal fatigue faster.

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    I don't see anything in your links that supports your assertion. In any case, vocal fatigue doesn't qualify as long-term harm, which is what the question asks. – Carey Gregory Jun 15 '18 at 19:57

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