All About Sleep Position

Did you know that how you sleep can tell a lot about your personality? People who sleep on their side with knees pulled up are sensitive and shy. Those who sprawl out on their stomachs are outgoing. Those who sleep on their side with legs and arms straight down are social and easy-going. Now these aren’t proven, but how you position your body as you sleep can give your body some benefits and problems.

Sleeping on your stomach

This position is not good for your body. According to bettersleep.org, sleeping on your stomach can put strain on your lower back and neck. People also have trouble finding a comfortable position, so that can make them restless all night, and lower the chance of getting a restful night’s sleep. Researchers do suggest using a soft pillow or no pillow at all if you sleep on your stomach, so your neck is at a level line while you sleep.

Sleeping on your back

Sleeping on your back is a better option than your stomach, but it can still cause back pain when you are on your back all night. Another problem that can arise is having sleep apnea (trouble breathing evenly). You can use a pillow or rolled-up towel under your knees to keeps your spine level.

Sleeping on your side

According to bettersleep.org, this position is the best one for your body. Being on your side is great if you have hip or back problems, or if you are pregnant. When you are on your side, this can help lower the chance of having insomnia. If you want, you can put a pillow between your knees to lower the chance of any back pain.