We all have a favorite sleep position that helps us fall asleep in a matter of minutes, making us feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed. However, have you ever wondered if your favorite sleep position may be bad for your health? Doctors have claimed that some positions are bad for you but that does not mean that you have to ditch them completely, with a small number of improvements you are as safe as possible.
How to alter your sleep position
Sleeping on your back is the best position out there to help with back pain and fight against wrinkles. However, there are a number of small tweaks that you can use to make sure that does not do unnecessary damage to your body. For instance, if you suffer from back pain you should put a pillow under your neck, one under your knees and a smaller one under your lower back to make sure that your spine is supported. People that often snore or have runny noses are advised to use two pillows to elevate their heads and help decongest their noses.
If you like to sleep in the fetal position we recommend that you put a pillow between your knees so that your back is straighter and does not bend as much. And if you like to sleep on your side then we recommend that you do it on your left side to help you if you have digestive problems and you should put a small pillow between your knees to ensure that your back is straight and your spine is relaxed. However, if you have blood pressure problems then we recommend that you sleep on your right side.
If you are one of those people that sleep on their stomach then we recommend that you put a pillow your stomach to make sure that your spine does not bend too much during sleep, causing back pain during the day.