How Your Sleeping Position Affects Your Health

Many of us have wondered if there is a way to get more sleep. The struggle you may have with sleeping well may rest with a bit of simple research into the various sleep positions and finding the one that best improves the sleep you get each night. Dr. Micheal Breus says that when “you don’t get a restful night’s sleep, it can have an effect on your mood, health, family, and even your job.”

How many of you know that to be true? Taking a look at these positions and suggestions can help you find a way to a better night’s sleep.

The Top Four Sleeping Positions

1. Sleeping on your back

This isn’t the most popular sleep position, but experts say it is the most healthy. This position is best as it lets the head and spine reside in a position that is neutral. This alleviates the pressure that can build from other positions and reduces the risk of feeling pain when you are sleeping. Doctor Sol Cogan was the prior chiropractor for an NFL team and he says that “back sleeping reduces the pressure on your discs so it’s best for the neck and back.”