Everybody loves to sleep in certain position. What is your position? Is it on one side or crunched like fetus in a womb or maybe you sleep on your back and straight like a soldier?Some say that is difficult to remember the sleeping posture but we all agree that there are only two ways of sleeping: good and bad.
If your back, arms or legs are not in proper and comfortable position you might get some aches in the morning or even worse like insomnia.
It is clinically accepted that a change in sleep position may benefit the systematic health of individuals,” was written in a 2007 study published in “The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice”.
Cynthia Vaughn, a professional chiropractor, explains that the best sleeping position is either on the side or on the back. It’s not important whether you sleep on your right or left side, unless you’re pregnant. These two sleeping positions support your neck and spine and can help you prevent injuries.
An Australian telephone survey shows that most people love sleeping on the side and they’re less likely to report waking up and complaining about shoulder, neck or arm pain compared with people who slept in another position.
Use a pillow under your knees if you sleep on your back, to place your legs in a more direct line with your lower back spine. Try to keep down your arms and not to sprawl over your head. The snoring gets intensify when you sleep on your back, so if you suffer from sleep apnea avoid sleeping on your back.
If your position is sleeping on one side use a pillow between your knees. This will prevent unnatural twisting and will keep your pelvis in a straight line. Vaughn advises you to avoid sleeping in the fetal position, especially when you are sleeping with another person in the same position, because it can irritate your skin, since your knees are constantly touching.
Sleeping on stomach is the worst position. When you are in that position your face is pressed into the pillow and you might crane your neck in order to catch a breath.
“It’s a natural tendency, too, for the person to then bend the knee and hip of the same side to which the head is turned, and bring that leg up. This causes an unnatural lateral, or outward, rotation of that leg that, overtime, leads to a chronic lateral hip rotation on that side,” explains Vaughn.
The proper and dissent bedding are also responsible for good sleep. Memory foam mattresses may provide the best body support. Choose a mattress that breaks a bit so that can mold to the natural curve of your spine.
Also, don’t use pillows that are too hard because they won’t support the “C” curve of your neck. Too hard pillows can cause neck pain.