Sleep is underrated and yeah I said it. Today we get to spend too much time on working or studying and even internet but we hardly pay attention to our sleeping routine. Some of us go days without sleep.
What people don’t know is that sleeping is as important as eating and breathing. It gives your body the rest that it requires to function. You might not realize it but it does have an effect on your health, mind and even your day to day activities. Sleeping also has certain ways.
Incorrect sleeping position can lead to body ache, snoring, and incomplete sleep. Here is the list of sleeping positions and how they affect you:
Sleeping on your belly can make you uncomfortable which might also lead to neck sprains and aches. This can make you constantly toss and turn, hence disrupting your sleep. This was stated according to HealthLine.
On your back
Sleeping straight on your back can cause lower back issues and also increase your already existing snoring problems.
According to psychologists, this sleeping position indicates towards your unconfident nature, since you’re covering yourself and keeping away from the rest. Around 8% of the world favors this position.
This position is often used by two people who fall asleep while cuddling. This is said to be an effective way of lowering stress by removing oxytocin from one’s body, hence promoting better sleep.
Sleep on your side if you having snoring issues. According to WebMD, people who snore suffer from sleep apnea. Thus it is recommended to them to sleep on their side. Sleep apnea has the possibility to cause heart diseases too. Therefore, be careful.
This position is ideal to rest your back and shoulders. You sleep more freely and comfortably. Your spine is also at rest and supported. As the head is elevated in this position, acid reflux is reduced. This thus prevents the substances from entering the esophagus.
Pregnant women are recommended to sleep on their left side. The nutrients and blood flow to the baby is better this way. This was found by the American Pregnancy Association.
Sleeping on the back is known to reduce back pain. Doctors have also recommended their patients suffering from backaches to put a pillow between their legs and sleep on their side to keep backaches at bay.