Good night sleep is very important not only for proper functioning but also for regeneration of the whole body.
How does your sleeping position affect health, beuty and therefore health?
Sleeping on your back
- The least pressure on your back and shoulders
- Possible snoring
- Elevated head position prevents refluks.
- There is no pressure on the face so there is less possibility of having wrinkles cused by sleeping position.
Use a pillow that will keep your head in line with your spine.
Sleeping on a hip
- It reduces snoring
- It is recommended to pregnant women because it reduces pressure on the body
- There is a risk of having wrinkles on one side of the face as well as sagging skin between breasts.
- Refluks is reduced if you sleep on your left hip.
To reduce the pressure on the head and neck use a pillow that will fill the space between them.
Fetal sleeping position
- There is a risk of spine pain
- There is big pressure on the face
- Breathing may be harder due to being bent
Thick pillow that will fill the space under the neck is also a good idea.
Tummy sleeping position
- This is a totally unnatural sleeping position
- Possible back pain
- Possible headache because of the pressure on the head
- Upper airways are more open in this position so if you do not have back problems this may be good sleeping position for you.
If you sleep this way, no pillow or very thin pillow is the best option.