As simple as it may seem, sleeping seems to be a top preoccupation for lots of people. However, sleep quality is essential if you want to perform at optimal levels and everything in your power should be done so that you can get the best quality of sleep possible. In this article, we’re going to explore the benefits of a variety of sleeping positions and see which ones are the best for you.
One of the biggest advantages of sleeping on your back is that your spine is perfectly aligned during your sleep. As a matter of fact, this is the position that is usually recommend when people are experiencing back pain. Sleeping on your back also allows the mattress to do the work it was intended for. Adjustamatic Adjustable Beds, for instance, offer better support when you’re sleeping on your back. The perfect sleeping position would be on your back without pillows as it will provide the best support and alignment, as is demonstrated in this video.
However, sleeping on your back isn’t recommended for everyone. For instance, you have more chances of suffering from sleep apnoea if you sleep on your back. Also, people who have a tendency to snore will snore even more while sleeping on their back.
Now, most people prefer sleeping on their sides for a variety of reasons. Sleeping on the side is often recommended for pregnant women as it stimulates blood circulation which has great benefits for both the mom and the baby. Also, one of the reasons why sleeping on the side is so much better for pregnant women is because sleeping on the back can put intense pressure on the lower back and sleeping on the belly is simply not an option. However, if you’re not expecting, sleeping on your side can work wonders on acid reflux and heartburn.
On the other hand, sleeping on your sides can put intense pressure on your lungs and stomach. Another issue people who sleep on their sides experiences is loss of circulation in their arms. Most people put intense pressure on one side of their bodies when they’re sleeping in this position which can lead to soreness. Make sure that you switch from side to side regularly to reduce the occurrence of arm numbness.
Sleeping on the Stomach
Sleeping on your stomach has many benefits that should be considered. For one, it is considered to be the best position for snorers as it prevents the tongue from falling back in the throat while you’re sleeping.
However, most sleep experts agree that sleeping on your tummy is probably the worst sleeping position of all. Since it changes the natural curvature of your spine, it makes the chances of developing back pain higher. The best way to counteract this is by sleeping with a pillow right under your belly to align your spine in its natural position.
All the sleeping positions above have their pros and cons that need to be considered. Whether you’re expecting, suffering from chronic back pain, or are a heavy snorer desperately looking for a cure, make sure you consider every option and choose the one that fits you the best.