Get to know the pros and cons of 3 different sleeping positions.

We all know that for something that looks so simple, sleep isn’t such an easy thing to do. But, the truth is that good night sleep is essential for your health. And guess what, it turns out, your sleep position actually matter and can impact how you feel, look, and function.

So today, we’ve decided to gather some information about three positions in order to help to find out which one might be the best sleeping position for you.

A girl that is sleeping in the back sleeping position in a field filled with purple flowers

Here, we’ve put together some tips to help you find your own sleeping position. Take a look at some guidance on the benefits of each position…

Side Sleeping

This position (where your torso and legs are fairly stretched out) is great for your digestion and might even reduce heartburn, and because your spine is elongated your headaches, and neck pain will reduce.

Side sleeping will also help you to snore less since it will keep your airways open during sleep. For that reason, it’s also the best choice for those with sleep apnea.

If you’re pregnant, sleeping on the left side is the best choice because your liver helps to keep the uterus off that large organ. It also improves circulation to the heart and allows for the best blood flow to the fetus.

the draw of two people side sleeping

Stomach Sleeping

Stomach sleeping is widely regarded as the worst sleeping position. Why? Well, because it is only good for easing snoring. It is bad for your neck and back pain since your spine is not in a neutral position. It can also add an unnecessary strain to your muscles and joints, which is why you might be waking up tired and with pain.

Are you finding difficult to let go of this habit? Try sleeping with a thin head pillow or no pillow in order to reduce any added stress on your neck.


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the draw of two people sleeping on their stomach

Back Sleeping

Back sleeping is not the most popular sleeping position in the world, right? Well, but it does offer the most health benefits! Sleeping on your back is not only good for heartburn, as it will also allow your head, neck, and spine to rest peacefully in a neutral position. Still, we advise you to choose a lower pillow so your neck and head will align your cervical column making it less likely you feel neck pain.

However, this position has also its cons. It can cause lumbar pain, and it can be difficult for anyone who struggles with back problems. Plus, snoring on your back can be a dangerous position for those who suffer from sleep apnea.

the draw of two people back sleeping

All in all, remember that the most important thing is to make sure that you are waking up feeling refreshed and ready to go.

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