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Hey, I just saw this thread, but I’m also a zebra with shoulders that dislocate in my sleep. A couple of things that have helped are to try to train yourself to sleep on your back. I used to move a lot, but I’ve finally gotten to where I lay down on my back and stay pretty much completely still at night. If his knees are bendy, I also recommend a big puffy pillow to go under the knees. (Which May also help with staying out.)
My biggest tip though, is these babies. There are some other brands, but this one is my favorite. It really helps give the shoulder plenty of support without limiting range of motion. It even has a little pocket that you can put an ice pack into. My only complaint (other than strangers asking what on earth you’re wearing and/or what you did to your shoulder.), is that it doesn’t breathe at all, so my shoulder tends to be drenched in sweat at the end of the day. I’m been trying out kinesiology tape for a lighter weight solution, and it’s also been great the couple of times I’ve tried it.
Amazon. Parts and pics are in that linked FM thread, but I will repeat them here.
This is the shoulder brace - there are similar ones cheaper, but I don't know if the pockets on those are the same size. So you could be taking a chance on those, but it might be worth experimenting (if you find a cheaper one that works as well or better, please reply in this thread):
The exact shoulder pads I used (orange, Klim D30) Amazon doesn't seem to sell anymore. But these appear to be same thing (same shape and like D30, they harden on impact, which both protects the shoulder, and dissipates the impact energy). These also look more ventilated than mine, so should be even cooler. Note that they come in pairs, so a way to reduce your cost, is to go halfsies with a OW pal:
This is the velcro I cut into short strips just to extra-secure the armor in the pocket. You could also look at hot-glue/epoxy, or sewing: