HOW DO SLEEPING POSITION AFFECT YOUR SLEEP QUALITY?
18 Sep 2019
There is no single sleep position that is best for everyone. In addition to comfort, the right sleep position depends on your individual health conditions and concerns.
1) On your back
Although surprisingly not the most popular position, sleeping on back is the optimal sleep position for many people. Sleeping on the back allows our bodies to fall into their natural alignment, with our weight distributed evenly. That means there’s no undue pressure on any particular point.
2) On your side
This is a popular sleep position and the most optimal sleeping position after back sleeping. Sleeping on your side can help reduce back, neck pain and even protects your wrists from pressure during sleep.
3) On your stomach
Stomach sleeping can help reduce snoring and sleep apnea. Unfortunately, there are a number of disadvantages when you sleep on your stomach. It may put immense pressure to your lower back and neck, causing additional pain, stiffness and discomfort.
4) Fetal position
Sleeping in a fetal position can have similar benefits to side sleeping which includes reducing snoring, relieving pressure on your back. But it may leave you feeling stiff the next morning and your breathing can be restricted in the fetal because your diaphragm can’t function as effectively.