laying in bed or lying in bed?

“Hi there!
Please help me to understand: I was laying in bed or lying in bed? What rule is it? “
Here are the meanings of “lie” and “lay” :
You lay something somewhere – to put something somewhere
Something can lie somewhere – to be located somewhere
To lie somewhere – to recline or to rest in a flat position
You can only lay something but you cannot lie it. Something can lie somewhere, but it cannot lay there.
You lie down, but you lay something down. You lie down on a bed or other flat surface.
Use this mnemonic – LAY – (pLAce) and LIE – (recLIne)
Lie does not require a direct object. Lay requires a direct object. The same rule applies to laying and lying.
The past tense of lay is laid. The past tense of lie is lay and the past participle is lain.
She is lying on the bed – she is reclining or resting in a flat position
She is laying the blanket on the bed – she is putting down or spreading the blanket on the bed.
She laid her cat on the bed and she lay on the couch all day.
She had lain on the bed for hours before her mother arrived
He should lie down and rest a bit
They are going to lay the carpet in her bedroom
Female chickens lay eggs
The eggs lie in a nest

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