Sleeping Position and its Impact to Your Body

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Proper way to sleep - sleeping position is crucial for the comfort of your sleeping quality, sleep in wrong position can cause some symptoms such as back pain, abdominal pain, muscle cramps etc. These symptoms may have a lot do with the placement of your head, back, arms, and legs.

Also proper sleep position will lead to good posture, because it will accustom your body to stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
Sleep position really affect the quality and healthy of your body, that’s why it is important to understand what position is the proper way to sleep.

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What is the position of your body when you’re asleep during the night, do you turn over onto one side, crunched up in a ball like a baby? roll over on your back?, arms at your side?, folding legs?

Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back best? Actually, people going to gravitate toward a position that you feel best sleeping in, and also tend to choose one based on how well they are able to breathe.
You may want to experiment with different positions and switch to another position if the one that you favor may not be suitable for the health.


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Let’s take a look at five common sleeping positions and what they do to your body.

1. on Your Back

With arms at Sides, It is generally considered to be the best sleeping position for spine health and it’s good for your neck as long as you don’t use too many pillows. But back sleepers tend to snore more than those in any other position and sleep apnea is strongly associated with sleeping on the back.
With arms up, whether you have your arms up around your pillow or not, sleeping on your back may also help to prevent facial wrinkles and skin breakouts. However this one can also result in snoring plus having shoulders pain.

2. Face Down (on stomach)

It can improve digestion system but most likely leads to you tilting your face in one direction, this can put a lot of strain on the neck. Sleeping face down can also cause back pain, as the curve of the spine is not supported.

3. Fetal Position

It might be comfortable but it’s probably one of the worst sleeping positions as it can result in back pain and neck pain. It can also restrict deep breathing.

4. on Side

With both arms down, the spine is best supported in its natural curve. This can definitely help reduce back and neck pain and also reducing sleep apnea. But it contributes to skin aging, facial wrinkles (because of gravity).
With both arms out, it has the same benefits of sleeping on your side with your arms straight down. However, it contributes to shoulder and arm pain due to restricted blood flow and pressure on the nerves.

5. on the Right Side

Sleeping on the right side can worsen heartburn while sleeping on the left side can put strain on internal organs like the liver, lungs, and stomach (while minimizing acid reflux). For pregnant sleepers, doctors typically advise sleeping on the left side, since this can improve circulation to the fetus.


After we know about the proper way to sleep, it is good idea to supplement your body with pillow while sleeping to get better night rest,