Healthiest Sleeping Positions
Your most loved sleeping pose could be giving you back and neck pain, stomach problems, even premature wrinkles. Discover the best sleeping position for your body- plus the one you may want to avoid.
GOOD: Sleeping on the back
Prevents neck & back pain: by maintaining a neutral position for head, neck, and spine
Reduces acid reflux: by keeping your head elevated below your stomach.
Minimizes wrinkles: as in you don’t have anything pushing against your face
Bad for: snoring
Your perfect pillow: 1 puffy pillow. To keep your head and neck supported without propping your head up too much.
OK: Sleeping on the side
Bad for: face and breasts. Constant smashing of the face from one side and sagging breasts is prominent.
Reduces snoring: by elongating your spine
Reduces acid reflux: by keeping your head elevated above your stomach
Useful during pregnancy: sleeping on the left side is ideal for blood flow
Your perfect pillow: 1 thick one. To fill the space above your shoulder so your head and neck are supported in neutral position.
BAD: fetal position
Increases arthritic pain: knees are bent for a long time during the night with bad neck and spine posture
Restricts diaphragmatic breathing
Premature facial wrinkles: too much stress on the face and breasts
Useful during pregnancy
Your perfect pillow: 1 thick one. To fill the space above your shoulder so your head and neck are supported in neutral position
AVOID: sleeping on the stomach
Difficult to maintain a neutral spine
Puts pressure on the joints and muscles: which can irritate nerves and leads to pain, numbness, & tingling
Constant incorrect head position may lead to aching:
Keeping the face down keeps your upper airways more open: So if you snore and are suffering from neck or back pain, its fine to try sleeping on your belly
Your perfect pillow: 1 thin one or none at all