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How Sleeping Positions Affect Your Health


The one thing our parents fool us into believing as kids is that sleep is a punishment. As we grow older, we slowly but surely start to realize that sleep is one of the best things that can happen to you on this Earth.

Since we’re all different people, we all sleep in different positions and all have different sleeping experiences. Some of us don’t feel entirely rested after what should have been a good night of sleep, or some people snore without really knowing what’s causing that issue. Now thanks to a leftover science budget, research was made that determines how your sleeping position affects your health.

Don’t worry, it’s not a terribly long list you’ll have to memorize. There’s only so many ways in which you can sleep and we’re not doing any freaky “lie down in a hammock with your feet while your head rests on the ground” stuff. Let’s take a look.

On Your Back
This can result in lower back pain or in worse snoring. While it causes lower back pain, it does in fact improve other kinds of back pains.

On Your Belly
While also causing lower back pain, it can cause neck pain too.

On Your Side
This is the best way to deal with snoring and has no other effects to speak of. For pregnant women, sleeping on your left side seems to be the best way to allow your baby to get all the nutrition it needs.

A Starfish Thing
By which we mean “take up the entire bed”. This can help you out with neck and back pains, which you could’ve gotten from sleeping on your belly or back.

Spooning will relax you and make you less stressed. If your partner has a bad morning temper, you could get yelled at if you wake them up by turning in bed.