What is your sleeping position? Do You know, your sleeping position defect can cause many problems like pain in shoulders, neck, and spine?
Sleep also has a strong effect on personality and wellness. Generally, 60-70% of the population is sleeping on one side, but it is not necessarily the healthiest sleeping position. So, which one is the most recommended position of sleeping doctors?
- Sleeping position is important for neck, back, and spine.
- Bad sleeping position leads to wrinkles.
- Improper sleeping position can affect breast position.
- It can spoil your upcoming day.
Back Sleeping Position
Back sleeping position is the best way to sleep. It prevents back and shoulders pain, gastroesophageal, reflux disease, reduce wrinkles and keep breasts firm. However, it is not recommended for people who snore.
This Sleeping position keeps head, neck, and spine in a neutral position. And, as the pillow is not pressing your face, it won’t cause wrinkles.
However, it is recommended to have a fluffy pillow, to maintain the neck and head in a relaxed position.
Sleeping Position On One Side
It is the second best position recommended by doctors. This position is not only good for the candidates with problems like back and neck pain, gastroesophageal reflux and snoring, but also the best position for pregnant women. However, it is neither good for the skin as it can cause wrinkles, nor for breasts.
For this position, you need a sleeping pillow solid and quite high so that it covers the space between the shoulders and head. Ideally, a suitable high pillow will keep neck and spine in a straight position.
Tummy Sleeping Position
This sleeping position can improve digestion, but is only recommended if you have breathing technique developed, i.e. breathing through the nose.
In fact, sleeping on the right or left side of the face will do that part of the face to be free while the opposite side will “wrinkled.” So, if you are sleeping in this position, be sure to have wrinkles.
Unfortunately, sleeping on your stomach makes it impossible to keep the spine in a healthy position. And, also this position puts and extra pressure on the muscles, which can irritate nerves and that can cause numbness and tingling.
Fetus Sleeping Position
This position is preferred by 60% of the population. But, the worst part is the squatting. Many a people sleep with their knees bent and pointing toward their chin.
This is really not a good position for spine and neck. Moreover, breathing is going to be much more difficult, as the lungs cannot fill with air and won’t be able to deliver oxygen to the brain.
So, in the morning, you are going to wake up tired. However, it is believed that sleeping in the fetal position is beneficial for pregnant women and people who snore.
Some psychologists say that people who sleep in the fetal position are shy and sensitive.
Sleeping on One Side, with One Arm under the Pillow and the other attached to the Body
This posture provides the best support for the spine, keeping the body in the right natural position. This sleeping position reduces back pain and decreases the chances of sleep apnea (stopping breathing while sleeping).
The flaw of this position is the possibility of skin aging; it can cause wrinkles and can affect the position of breasts. Another drawback is arm numbness.
Everyone has their own “style sleeping” style, which is very difficult to give up (those who have tried knowing best).
Why do you prefer to sleep on your side, back or hugging pillow that is a question for deeper analysis, but it is a fact that any style sleeping really influences your health.