Having a good night rest is very important to ones general well being and one of the best ways to ensure one has a good night rest is by sleeping in the right position.
The right sleeping position not only help your muscles to relax, it also helps the flow of blood throughout the body.\
Due to the benefits these sleeping position provides, I will be explaining the different sleeping position and the benefits it provides for the body below.
- Back position
Sleeping on your back makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position. According to Anna Glaser, MD, a professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University, ” Back-sleeping also helps prevent wrinkles, because nothing is pushing against your face and the weight of your breasts is fully supported, reducing sagginess”.
Back sleeping position prevents neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. However, this position is bad for people who snore.
2. Side sleeping position
Side-sleeping is generally beneficial for your overall health. it reduces snoring and keeps your spine elongated. If you suffer from acid reflux, this is the next best thing to sleeping on your back. However, according to Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, Health’s contributing medical editor. This position also contributes to breast sag, since your breasts are dangling downward and also stretching the ligaments.
3. Stomach sleeping position
Generally, this position is not so good for your body because it increases neck and back pain, wrinkles and gives room for sagging of breasts.On the other hand, it prevents snoring.
In conclusion, you should ensure you have a firm mattress or an ensemble that does not sag. If necessary, place a board under your mattress. You can also place the mattress on the floor temporarily if necessary.
Also, get a good pillow because the human neck curves slightly forward (to sustain the weight of the head when upright), and it is very important to maintain this curve when in a resting position. If the height of the pillow is too high or low when sleeping, your neck is bent abnormally out of alignment, causing muscle and joint strain. You can even wake with headaches.
We can say the side sleeping position is the best because it is good for one’s general wellbeing,