8 Sleeping Positions And How They Affect Your Health


Which is the position you usually sleep? This is a very relevant question. Not only getting enough sleep, but how you sleep is also of great importance and it can affect your health.

Learn about the meaning of these 8 sleeping positions:

1. Face Down

A good way to improve your digestion is to sleep on your stomach, and if you don’t find a way to breathe through the pillow, you will probably tilt your face on one side or the other, which can put a lot of pressure on your neck. It can also cause back pain.


2. Fetal Position

This is a good sleeping position if you have problems with snoring or if you’re pregnant. Sleeping all curled up with the knees drawn up and chin tilted down may seem cozy, but it can harm your back and neck.


3. On One Side, With The Arms at Each Side

If you sleep on one side with your arms down at each side, you protect the spine in its natural curve. This can also reduce back and neck pain, and sleep apnea. The disadvantage is that it triggers skin aging, causing wrinkles and sagging breasts.


4. On One Side, With The Arms Out

The advantages of this position are similar to the one with the arms at each side. However, it can induce arm and shoulder pain, since the blood flow is restricted and the nerves are pressured, which may get worse by having your arms out in front of you.


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