Having your body in an uncomfortable position while sleeping can cause stress and strain your spine, neck, shoulders, hips, and even your jaw, which will also affect your mood the next day. For that reason find your most comfortable position and improve your sleeping.
We usually blame our bed or pillow for the fatigue that bothers us. Of course, that may be one of the causes, but the body position is actually the most common cause, so try to find the best position for you.
When choosing, take into consideration the three main curves on your body: the lower back, the middle of the back and the line around your neck. Your goal is to maintain these curves in their natural position while sleeping.
Sleeping on your stomach
Sleeping on your stomach with your head turned to the side and the hands under the pillow. The problem with this position is that your neck is too stretched and it puts additional pressure on the nerves on your hands.
The weight of your body presses your lungs and affects the deep cycles of inhalation and exhalation, and you additionally pressure your chest.
How to improve it:
Do not sleep on a pillow, and put a longer pillow along one side of your body. Place the pillow under your hips.
Sleeping on your back. The problem is that your tongue can slip inside and block the airways, so this position is not good for people who suffer from apnea. People who sleep on their back are also prone to snoring.
How to improve it:
Keep in mind that snoring drives the person sleeping next to you crazy. But, if you still prefer sleeping in this position, you can at least put a pillow under your knees and a smaller pillow under your lower back.
It is sleeping on one side. The back has slightly lost is natural position and the knees and hands are bent. This is the healthiest sleeping position. It follows the natural curve of your back and you can improve it by putting a pillow between your knees.
In this way you will relax the hips. Use a medium-high pillow to support your head. You can also use a water pillow as it adjusts easily.
If you have high blood pressure try sleeping on your left side, and turn on the right side if you struggle with kidney stones.