Optimize your sleeping postures for a better sleep time

Optimize Your Sleeping Postures For A Better Sleep

Optimize your sleeping postures for a better sleep

Sleeping Postures For A Better Sleep

Are you a Starfish? A Log? Or a Yearner? Confused? Have no idea what are we talking about? Well, when it comes to sleeping postures, most of us are hazy around where our own habits fall as well as what that means to our health.

By the way, how did you sleep last night? Are you waking up feeling refreshed and rested, or sore and uncomfortable? Most of us tend to sleep the same way or toss and turn between a few key positions on a rougher evening.

But, it’s pretty sure that many of us don’t spend much time thinking about our sleeping posture, but it turns out that our posture can greatly affect our daytime wellness when it comes to neck and back pain especially.

Do you know that your sleep posture can strain your back and lead to bothersome aches when you wake up? Now we are going to learn how your favorite sleep posture might be harmful and how you change to avoid the troublesome back pain!

1. Arms Aside – On Your Back

Arms Aside - On Your Back

This specific position is considered to be the best sleeping position generally for your spine as well as neck. But, there is one thing to consider when you sleep like this.

You should not use too many pillows under your head when you sleep in this position because it may lead to difficulty in breathing and snoring.

2. Arms Upwards – On Your Back

Arms Upwards - On Your Back

There is one more name for this position. It is also called as the starfish position and is considered really good for your back. Did you know? Sleeping on your back prevents facial wrinkles.

But like the position above, this one can also result in problems with acid reflux and snore. Having your arms up can also put unnecessary pressure on your shoulder nerves that end up causing discomfort as well as pain.

So, if you want to avoid this you can put a small pillow under the arch of your spine in order to sleep better in this position.

3. Fetal Position

Fetal Position

Sleeping with your chin tilted down and also your knees drawn into your chest might be comfortable. But it has adverse effects as well. it not only can strain your back but also your neck.

This extreme curl can also restrict deep breathing. But if the fetus is the position of comfort for you, then you should curl up on the right side. When you sleep on your left side, it can cause stress on your vital organs such as liver, lungs, and stomach.

Also, you can reduce strain on your hips just by placing a pillow between your knees.

4. Face Down

Face Down
This position – sleeping on your stomach can help improve digestion. But when you sleep in this position, it most likely leads to tilting of your face on either the right or the left.

This can again put a lot of strain on your neck. To avoid the strain, you can place a pillow under one of your sides, which will help you to sleep better.

5. Arms Out – On Your Sides

Arms Out - On Your Side

This position can cause arm and shoulder discomfort due to restricted blood in the nerves. This increases if your arms are out in front of you.

When you rest on your side, it can alleviate some problems such as acid reflux. Sleepers can put a pillow between their knees in this position to get a good night sleep.

6. Arms Down On Your Sides

Arms Down On Your Sides
The spine is the best supported in its natural curve if you just sleep in this position. This will certainly help in reducing neck and pain. But the downside of sleeping, it can also lead to facial wrinkles as well as saggy breasts.

In order to make the most of this position, you have to place a pillow between your knees and sleep better.

Sleep positions as well as the type of mattress you have to play a great role in providing support with the contours of your body while you lie in bed. Placing pressure on any parts of the body can disrupt your sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleep is pivotal for our body, mind, health, and our mood. Since we spend one-third of our lives asleep.

6 thoughts on “Optimize Your Sleeping Postures For A Better Sleep

  1. Nitish Davey says:

    Nice insight on the sleeping posture, usually I sleep with my face down as in position 4. But how would one can be conscious of their sleeping position while they are fast asleep.?

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Hi Nitish I agree while sleeping you cant be conscious and hence the best way is to support yourself with pillows so that you dont fall in trouble

  2. Vis says:

    Quite instructive. I usually sleep on my back (position 1 above), often with arms joined and resting over the chest. Is this OK?

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Hi It is not advisable to sleep on back as it gives pressure on your spine, you can turn at one side and then try to sleep

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