The best sleeping positions for your health

Did you know that different sleeping positions have different help benefits? Whether you’re a stomach sleeper or prefer to lie on your side, here are the pros and cons of sleeping positions.

Back

This is considered the best sleeping position to relieve spin pressure. Sleeping on your back is great for a natural alignment of your neck and back, meaning you’re less likely to wake up in the morning with aches and pains.

Another bonus for skincare gurus, it’s great for preventing acne and pre-mature wrinkles due to less contact with your pillow! But here comes one of the biggest con’s… it’s the worst position if you’re a snorer due to the most weight on your face and neck, so consider sleeping on your side or stomach to prevent this.

Side

The second best position, which is also vital for pregnant women especially, as it ensures blood flow to the fetus. The downside, it’s not great for your skin due to pillow contact, so be sure to wash your sheets and pillowcases regularly. Another great solution is to invest in silk or satin pillowcases, great for helping to prevent acne and premature wrinkles.

This is a great position to sleep in to reduce your chances of snoring, as airflow isn’t as restricted on your side.

Stomach

This is considered to be the worst sleeping position, as it can irritate the nerves in the neck and is considered bad for your neck, back and face. Although, it’s not all bad for snorers- as this is the best position to prevent it. It’s also good if you suffer from the disorder, Sleep Apnea- where your breathing starts and stops throughout the night.

 

Reference: https://www.plushbeds.com/blogs/green-sleep/the-best-and-worst-sleep-positions-for-your-health