We all have a favourite sleep position, the one we happily settle into at the end of a long day, without thinking about it.
So, as you turn off the lights and get ready to snooze, are you on your back, side or stomach? And does it really matter?
We all know that sleep is vital to our health. We need good shuteye for our bodies to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and the release of hormones regulating growth and appetite. Common knowledge, right?
However, what does your slumber pose have to do with all of this? Well, turns out, a lot. There’s more to it than laying down and catching some Zzz’s. Think about it: we spend roughly a third of our lives asleep, so it makes sense that the position that we spend that amount of time in, will have a profound effect on our bodies.
If you’re experiencing restless nights or pain during the day, your solution could be as simple as changing the position in which you sleep.
Wondering which position is best?
Here’s the rundown:
Optimize your quality of sleep by looking at your sleeping position. Make sure that your sleeping pose leaves you feeling your best the next day.
Source: thesleepdoctor.com, nytimes.com, webmd.com, goalcast.com, healthline.com, onhealth.com, coloradopaincare.com, sleep.org
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