Impact of sleeping position on your health

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Web Desk: Sleeping is vital for our well-being. It has many benefits like revitalizes the body and makes the brain work optimally. Therefore, we spend 25 years of our life sleeping.

If we go into its in-depth analysis, we come to know that how our sleeping position could affect our life. Here are some different sleeping positions that help you choose the right one for yourself.

Soldier position

The best sleeping position is soldier position, in which you sleep on your back with your hands at your sides. It has many health benefits.

Pros:

Perfect for proper rest of the spine, neck and arms.

It improves the overall posture.

It reduces acid reflux.

It cures insomnia and also reduces headaches.

It prevents facial wrinkles.

Cons

The tongue pulled down due to gravity which leads to aggravate snoring in people suffering from sleep apnea.

It can affect a fetus.

It can cause lower back pain.

Solution

Try to sleep on your back without pillow. It will keep your body neutral and reduce snoring.

Use a large pillow under the back of your knees that will help to support the lower back’s neutral curve.

Star fish position

In this position, a person lies on their back and both arms are up on their head.

Pros

It allows spine and the neck to rest perfectly.

Cures insomnia and reduce headache.

Helps to reduce acid reflux. Also prevents wrinkles and skin breakouts.

Cons

It also cause aggravate snoring in sleep apnea patients.

It pressures the shoulder nerve and can cause pain.

It can cause lower back pain.

Solution

Sleep without using pillow.

Log position

You lie on your side with both arms position downward in the straight line.

Pros

It gives a complete support to the spine in its natural curve.

Prevent back and neck pain, also reduces sleep apnea and snorning.

It is the best position for pregnant women.

Cons

Your legs doesn’t get enough support which can lead to back or hip pain.

It causes skin aging and wrinkles.

It causes neck pain in some case.

Solution

Use big pillow to prevent neck pain.

Place a pillow between thighs.

Yearner position

Sleeping on your side with your legs slightly bent, arms outstretched and head slightly off-center.

Pros

It prevent neck and back pains and also reduces acid reflux, sleep apnea and snoring.

It eases heartburn and reduces the risk of developing disorder like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

People who sleep in this position are less likely to wake up in the middle of the night.

Cons

Improper flow of blood and put pressure on the nerve that cause shoulders and arms pain.

It leads to premature skin aging.

Solutions

Use satin pillow to reduce wrinkles.

Place a pillow between your knees to support your upper leg.

Fetal position

In this position, you lie on your side with your knees drawn towards your chest and your chin titled down.

Pros

It reduces snoring and reduces acid reflux.

Cons

It can cause pain on the neck and back.

It can cause wrinkles.

Solution

Sleep on a firm pillow to support your head.

Freefall sleep

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Lying flat on your stomach while sleeping. Mostly experts advised to avoid it.

Pros

It reduces snoring.

Cons

It can cause pain and neck pain.

Cause improper blood circulation and skin wrinkles.

Puts unnatural stress on the internal organs.

Solution

Try to take a sideways position by putting a pillow between your stomach and the mattress.

Source: Brightside

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