8 Sleeping Positions And How They Affect Your Health

5. On The Right Side

Which side you sleep on is very important if you’re a side-sleeper. Sleeping on the right side can damage heartburn, and sleeping on the left side can pressure your internal organs, for example the liver, stomach and lungs. Doctors typically advise pregnant sleepers to sleep on the left side, because it can help the circulation to the fetus.


6. On Your Back, With The Arms at Eeach Side

This is usually believed to be the best sleeping position for your neck and spine, but only if you don’t use too many pillows. So, those who sleep on their back are more likely to snore, and sleep apnea is very much linked to this sleeping position, too.


7. On Your Back, With The Arms Up

This is often called “starfish position”, and it is very good for the back. It doesn’t matter if your arms are around your pillow or not, and this position helps in preventing facial wrinkles and skin breakouts.  Yet, it can cause snoring and problems with acid reflux. Having your arms up can also strain your shoulder nerves, activating pain.


8. Pillow-Supplementing

Disregarding your favourite sleeping position, you can get better sleep and less pain the following day if you supplement your body with a pillow. The ones sleeping on their back can place a small pillow beneath the arch of their spine, side sleepers can put a pillow between the knees, and the ones sleeping on their stomach can put a pillow under the hips, which supports the joints and provides a full, painless relaxation.


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