Sleeping positions to have a healthy life – Best and worst positions to sleep

A sound sleep makes you better prepared for the next hectic day. Sleeping positions also affect the physical posture in the long run and say a lot about the person and his way of living. Below are listed some of the best sleeping postures that you must adopt for a healthy tomorrow. The sleeping positions, which you should avoid are also given to make you aware of the ones, which are not good for your health.

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10 Sleep on your back

Sleeping positions reflect a lot about the way your future life could be. You should try sleeping on your back if you wish to keep your neck, spine and head in a neutral position. This also helps you to not put any pressure on your back.

Doctors also agree to the fact that sleeping on your back is healthy for the spine and neck region.

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9 Sleep on your side

Sleeping positions can also help cure old ailments. If you snore a lot during night and disturb other’s sleep, you can consider sleeping on your side. This also aligns the spine and helps prevent backache.

Pregnant women are especially encouraged to sleep on their side as it regulates the flow of blood and is helpful for both mother and the baby.

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8 Sleep on your stomach

While considering sleeping positions to be tried, you must avoid sleeping on your stomach as this position puts a lot of strain on the spine and can lead to numbness in hands and legs. It also puts strain on the neck and can lead to chocking of the breath.

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7 Foetal position while sleeping

This is the position in which a person curls up and draws up the knees. This position is to be strictly avoided while sleeping as this can cause numerous issues with neck and back region. People who sleep in this position have been found to suffer from depression and fear in their lives.

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6 Using pillow while sleeping

If you do not wish to pain your spine a lot, consider having the pillow supplemented position while sleeping. For support to your hips, you can also consider having extra pillows on your side. The comfort you gain by sleeping in this position will show up in your daily routine and you will feel energized.

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5 Sleeping on the back with arms up

This position is considered good for your back region and is popularly known by the name of starfish position. Those who sleep in this position are likely to have no facial wrinkles. On the downside, you might experience pressure on the shoulders. However, this can be negated by placing some extra pillows under the arms.

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4 Sleeping on edge of bed, facing opposite sides

Interestingly, this position is known by the name of pre-divorce position as only estranged couples want to maintain this much distance while sleeping. However, psychological studies conducted on the matter say that up to 90 percent of couples who sleep in this position are happier in their relation.

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3 Spooning position while sleeping

This position is considered best for reducing stress. The only downside of this sleeping position is that it can result in pains and aches. Psychologist James Hardwick has found out that any kind of physical contact between couples reduces the stress.

However, be prepared for a minimal misalignment of neck and spine if you sleep in this position on a continuous basis.

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2 Sleeping facing each other

This is one of those sleeping positions, that is considered to be good for couples as this brings intimacy between them. Additionally, you can talk and sort out any differences you might be having with your partner while sleeping in this position.

The arms can be placed across the partner in a protective way and it assures them that you will stand by them during any troublesome period.

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1 Sleeping back to back without touching

This is considered to be the most comfortable position for sleeping and over 55 percent couples sleep in this manner. It is only possible to sleep on the back with someone, you are comfortable with. This position, therefore, speaks a lot about the relationship, a person shares with his or her spouse.

Find out your sleeping position from those listed above and in case you have been sleeping the wrong way, it is time that you correct your posture and sleep the healthy way.

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