Sleeping Positions To Stay Healthy: Ten Best And Worst Ways To Sleep During The Night


10 - Sleeping on your back

Sleeping on your back keeps your neck, head, and spine in a neutral position without exerting any pressure on the back. This is a good sleeping position as recommended by doctors. Not only does it have a positive effect on the person’s spiritual being, but many doctors also agree that sleeping in savasana pose is good for neck and spine health. This is because you have to keep your back straight and not force it into any contortions. In addition, back sleeping on an orthopaedic mattress gives your spine extra support. In fact, if you want to avoid waking up with a strained neck, you should sleep in this position every night, with or without a pillow. What’s more, spending all night with your face out will also lead to fewer wrinkles. Just make sure you don’t use too many pillows as your breathing may get affected.

9 - Sleeping on your side

Patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or those who are prone to snoring should consider sleeping on their side.. Lying on the bed on your side is helpful as it aligns the spine and prevents backache. The downside to side-sleeping is that it can cause unwanted facial wrinkles. Pressing half of body on the mattress will also lead to saggy breasts so it’s not recommended to stay in this position all night. Physicians encourage pregnant women to sleep on their left side for better blood flow to the heart, which is beneficial for both mother and baby. If you’re suffering from heartburn or indigestion, this side-sleeping will ease your conditions. At the same time, extra pressure can be put on the lungs and stomach and cause organ strain. Almost all side-sleepers wake up with numbness in their arms as this is one of the most common sleep positions. Only heavily pregnant women are also recommended to sleep in this position.

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