The best sleeping positions for a better sleep and health

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Getting enough sleep is vital for our physical and mental health and it is a big part of our lives. 

It’s easy to fall asleep but what happens if you sleep in the wrong position? Well, most of us end up having chronic aches. 

If you experience any kind of distress or aches after your night sleep, you should probably blame your sleeping position, which means it’s time for you to change your sleeping position.

Switching your sleeping position may not sound so easy, and it’s not going to happen in one night, but it’s worth trying.

There are various types of sleeping positions and each one of them has its own benefits. You can choose the one that works for you. 

Sleeping on your side with pillow between your legs 

This position is laying on your side, especially if you sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your side helps better digestion and reduces snoring. 

Sleeping on your side with pillow between your knees can prevent the lower back pain and brings back your natural alignment of your spine, hips and pelvic muscle. 

On the other side, researchers have suggested that sleeping on your side for long can cause stiffness to shoulder and wrinkles however, try to switch your positions always.

Sleeping on your back

Laying on your back is one of the most popular and best position for a healthy back. Sleeping flat on your back uses gravity to keep your body and spine aligned, which helps to alleviate unnecessary pressure from your spine and joints.

Placing a pillow under your knees will help to provide a natural curve of the spine and support your spine as well.

Sleeping in a fetal position 

According to the National sleep foundation, sleeping in a fetal position has lots of advantages such as, reducing lower back pain and snoring.

Adopting fetal position is a great option for people with herniated disc, this position may help to bring relief during the sleep. Make sure your fetal position is loose, relaxed and comfortable.

Sleeping on your stomach 

Unfortunately sleeping on your stomach is not the best sleeping position. This position might be good for snoring or when you have a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea. 

Laying on your stomach can be comfortable but it can cause serious back and neck cramps. It can also add up a lot of pressure to your joints and muscles, which is why when you wake up you feel weak and tired.

Additionally, to make it little better you can place a small pillow under your stomach can reduce the back pain.


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