It is interesting that everyone has their “sleeping style”, which is very hard to get rid of. Why are you sleeping on your side, back or hugging a pillow, it’s a question of deeper analysis, but the fact is that each pose has its own bad and good sides.
The fact is that it’s the healthiest sleep is on your back because of the spine. If you consider sleeping at least six hours a day (which is a quarter of a day), then it is very important that in these hours you do not disturb your health.
Sleep on the stomach
This can improve digestion, but it is recommended only if you have developed a breathing technique through a pillow. Otherwise, sleeping on the right or left side of the face will make that side more relaxed, wrinkles will appear prematurely, and the neck will suffer a lot of pressure during the night. Just imagine holding your head 90 degrees all day. Also, this head position can cause back pain, because the lumbar spine has no support. However, if you snore and you have not yet experienced chronic back and neck pain, try this pose, just select a very thin pillow.
This position is popular with 60 percent of people, but the disadvantage of this pose is that in a curled position, with your knees and chin down, you do the pressure of the spine and a neck. The more you are curled, the more you reduce the deep breathing. However, sleeping in the fetus is considered to be good for people who have a problem with snoring and for pregnant women. Some psychologists say that people sleeping in the fetus position are shy and more sensitive.
Sleeping on your side with your arms close to the body
This position of the body during sleep gives the best support to the spine, keeping it in the correct and natural position. In this way, pain in the back is reduced and there is less chance of a short interruption of breathing (apnea). The disadvantage of this posture is that it contributes to faster aging of the skin, badly affects the appearance of wrinkles and the holding of the breasts.
Sleep on the side with hands on the side
As with the previous pose, this “style” of sleeping is good for the spine. However, such sleep on the side can cause pain in the arms and shoulders, and the position in which the hands are still widespread additionally increases the pressure on the shoulders. Whoever sleeps like this, he is probably suspicious and approaching life quite rationally.
Right or left side
The sleeping side also has a great impact on organism and health. If you sleep on the right, there is a great chance to fight with a heartburn, while the sleepers on the left side press the liver, lungs and abdomen, but also reduce chances of them getting stomach acid (there is no pain in swallowing, vomiting, heartburn). However, sleeping on the left side doctors recommend to women who are pregnant, because this position encourages better circulation of the fetus.
The soldier position
It is believed that sleeping on the back with hands near the body is the best position for the body (for the spine and neck health), under condition do not put any more pillows under your head. However, the disadvantage of this pose is the appearance of snoring and apnea (temporary respiratory failure).
Sleeping on the back with arms outstretched, whether hands are above the pillow or not, is great for the spine and does not contribute to the rapid aging of the skin and the formation of wrinkles. However, the position of the “starfish” also stimulates snoring and causes a problem with the return of gastric acid. And if your hands are above the pillow, you create pressure on your shoulders, which can lead to pain.
Hugging with a pillow
Regardless of which position you sleep, it is certain that the morning will be more relaxed and with less pain if you spend the night hugging with a pillow.