- Sleeping on your back – this position keeps your neck, spine and head in a neutral position without exerting any pressures on the back. It is recommendable as it positively impacts the spiritual being of one person. Savasana pose is amazing for your neck and spine health, according to doctors. This is due to keeping your back straight without forcing any contortions and is you back sleep on an orthopedic mattress you will get extra support for your spine. If you want to avoid waking up with a strained neck sleep in this position each night with or even without a pillow. In order your breathing not to be affected do not use too many pillows.
- Sleeping on your side – this position is great for those who are snoring or who are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. It will align the spine and avert backache. It you sleep downside of side-sleeping, unwanted facial wrinkles and saggy breasts may happen, thus the position is not recommendable for the entire duration of the night. Physicians say that pregnant women need to sleep on their left side for a better blood flow to the heart, beneficial for both the baby and the mother. This position may ease conditions like heartburn or indigestion. If there is some extra pressure, it may be put on the lungs and stomach, causing organ strain.
- Sleeping on your stomach – avoid this sleeping position as it puts a lot of strain on your spine resulting in “pins and needles” in your arms and legs which is due to the pressure it applies to the muscles and joints. In this way breathing is restricted as the neck is being strained and your organs’ movements slow down or stop because of the pressure exerted on them. This position is only beneficial for heavy snorers as it helps them keep their upper airways open.
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- Fetal position – this is when you curl up into a ball hugging your drawn-up knees. It may cause a lot of health issues with you neck and back, making it one of the worst positions for sleeping. If you snore or are pregnant, it may cause breathing issues. Such people have a tendency to stress about their lives more than others as while sleeping there is no compression on the back area, resulting in wear and tear in the discs. If in case you have to sleep like that, make sure not to misalign your neck and that your pillow is not too high nor too low in order not to strain any muscles. There is a constant pressure on the skull and it may radiate pain to the top of the head down to the back. You’ll wake up with a sore neck and a tension headache in the morning.
- Pillow-supplement position – place a pillow between your knees without straining your spine if you sleep on the back, while if you sleep on the stomach, place a pillow beneath your hips for extra joint support. You may place pillows on either sides for hip support, especially if you lie on your back. Place a pillow under your feet for complete and painless relaxation. You will gain a lot of health benefits, while your sleep quality will improve through maintaining a comfortable position.
- On your back with your arms, or the starfish – this is a position which is good for your back and it prevents facial wrinkles, snoring and even acid reflux. Due to your shoulders put pressure, you may use some extra pillows. These kind of people suffer from poor night’s sleep, but if a pillow is placed under each arm, the quality may improve.
- Couples sleeping on the edge of the bed, facing the opposite directions – this is known as the “pre-divorced” sleeping position where couples are considered being estranged, leaving lots of space in between. There are couples who sleep over 40 inches apart, but it may show that they need less body temperature and do not want to be touched, especially in the heat of the summer.
- Spooning – this is an amazing position for reducing stress, but it may bring aches and pain. Physical touch, even in sleep may reduce stress in both of the partners. Through this position you force your body into a position which increases aches and pains in the muscles. If you lie on your side, facing away from your partner may cause back and shoulder pain, and when sleeping in your loved one’s arm may cause misalignment of the back and spine area. Avoid this position.
- Couples facing each other – if you sleep face-to-face with your partner it will allow some physical contact where you get full access to your partner’s chest, legs and feet, allowing eye contact, easy cuddling and resting in chest and shoulders. This is a very intimate position and thus is a healthy position, helping you narrow the distance and connect to your loved one.
- Sleeping back to back without touching – this is the most popular position among couples and it is likely to be in a good shape and affectionate, buy may show that couples are afraid of intimacy. The professor Richard Wiseman said that 90% of couples who maintained some sort of contact with one another led happy lives, compared to 10% of those that didn’ However, this does not mean that if you sleep in a back to back position you have a bad relationship. Sometimes after a hard day’s work, couples just want to fall into a deep sleep without any distractions.