The Evaluation Of Three Common Sleep Positions
The way you sleep at night is so important. If you can train yourself to use healthy sleep positions, you'll get a better night's sleep and all the health advantages that come with it.
Let’s look at three common sleep positions and the evaluation of them:
#1 - Back Sleepers
Do you sleep on your back? Most experts agree that sleeping on your back with no pillow under your head is the ideal position. This allows your spine to maintain its three natural curves at the lower and middle back and near the neck. It also encourages deep breathing.
#2 - Side Sleepers
Side-sleeping, as know as fetal poison. Many studies confirm that the fetal position is the most popular, especially among women. It can be relatively healthy if you use pillows and stretches. This will compensate for any tendency to press on nerves by resting your head on your arm or to twist your lower spine by hiking one leg up too high.
#3 - Stomach Sleepers
Sleeping on your stomach puts a lot of strain on your back and neck because they’re not in a neutral position. It also compresses your lungs, making it difficult to breathe correctly. This position could help with the snoring problem but most of the experts would not recommend you to keep this position still. Even if it feels comfortable, you may wind up with chronic aches and pains.
No matter which sleep position you prefer, there is a way to adjust to a good position that will do the body good. It’s almost all related to a good quality and right size pillow. We’ll talk about how to train yourself and sleep in a better sleep position in the next article. What you can do now is to recognize how you sleep and what you feel about it.