Best Sleeping Positions for a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep is an important part of our lives. And your sleeping position can play a big part in the quality of sleep that you have.
Different sleeping positions provide different benefits. For example, if you’re experiencing any kind of pain or certain health conditions, you might need to change your sleeping position to help manage this. And, whilst it might not be something you can change over night, changing your usual sleep position could make a difference.
Taking the time to gradually train yourself to sleep in a new position could be the secret to improving your sleep quality. If that seems too difficult then you can try modifying your usual sleeping position to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.
The fetal position involves sleeping on your side with legs curled in toward your body. It is the most popular sleeping position as it’s great for lower back pain or pregnancy, and it can also help reduce snoring.
When trying the fetal position, if it is new to you, make sure your posture is relatively relaxed, otherwise your position could limit deep breathing whilst you’re asleep. Putting a pillow between your knees can help. Also, if you have any issues with joint pain or stiffness, sleeping in a tight fetal position might leave you feeling sore in the morning.
Sleeping on your side
Sleeping on your side is similar to sleeping in the fetal position, but in this instance your legs aren’t pulled in toward your body. Sleeping on your side can help to reduce snoring, and it’s great for aiding digestion and may even reduce heartburn. And if you suffer from lower back pain then putting a pillow between your lower legs will help.
If you prefer sleeping on your side, choose a good pillow to avoid getting neck and back pain and sleep on whichever side feels most comfortable.
Lying on your stomach
Sleeping lying on your stomach may be less common. While it’s a good position for those who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, the benefits don’t extend much further. Unfortunately, sleeping on your stomach can cause both neck and back pain as it can also add a lot of unnecessary strain to your muscles and joints, which is why you might wake up sore and tired.
If this is your preferred sleeping position then try sleeping with a thinner pillow or no pillow to reduce the stain on your neck.
Flat on your back
Sleeping on your back provides the most health benefits. It protects your spine, and it can also help relieve hip and knee pain.
Sleeping on your back uses gravity to keep your body in an even alignment over your spine. This can help reduce any unnecessary pressure on your back or joints. A pillow behind your knees may help support the natural curve of the back.
In addition, sleeping on your back protects the skin on your face from wrinkling.
However, if you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea then sleeping on your back won’t improve your quality of sleep It can also be difficult for anyone with back pain, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re properly supported.
Check your mattress
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So, how do you work out which sleeping position is best for you? There’s no one-size-fits all approach, so you’ll need to experiment with a few positions to find one that’s both comfortable and leaves you feeling well-rested (and pain-free) when you wake up.