What your sleeping position says about your health

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When it’s time to get some shut-eye, not all sleeping positions have the same positive impact on your body. In some cases, the way you sleep could negatively affect your body’s well-being — far outside the bedroom. While it’s tough to change your habits at first, it’s best to know if your preferred sleeping style is supporting or hindering your health.

Lying on your side in the fetal position with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs can help take stress off your back. It’s important to use a pillow to keep your head in a neutral position, so your head won’t drop and affect your posture. An added bonus is that sleeping on your left side also reduces heartburn pain.

When you have lower back pain, occasionally sleeping on your stomach can relieve pressure on your disc spaces. I know when I’ve been leaning over all day, falling asleep like this feels fantastic, since it resembles the Cobra yoga position (lots of pillows required). READ MORE…

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