We spend one third of our lives sleeping, so it’s really important that we make the most of it! Healthy sleeping positions will mean the difference between a proper rest, and waking up feeling tired. If you find that your body is sore when you wake up, it may be because of an old, worn mattress that needs replacing, or because your sleep position isn’t good for your body.
There are different sleeping positions for different benefits, and there are ones that are perfect for certain situations i.e. for pregnant women, or for someone with an injury. Sleeping in a new position to what you’re used to may feel a bit strange at first, but there are instances when it’s important to train your body to reap the benefits later.
The Foetal Position
In this sleeping position, your back is gently curved, and your knees are pulled towards your chest. It is a very popular sleeping position for people who are struggling with lower back pain, and those who snore badly. It also alleviates body pain for heavily pregnant women.
The important thing to remember when sleeping in the foetal position is to keep your body relaxed, and not hug your knees too tightly into your chest. This may limit your ability to breathe deeply, which is also a huge factor in getting a good night’s rest.
Sleeping on Your Left Side
Sleeping on your left side boasts a few different benefits. Your body is more able to get rid of toxins because of the position your organs are in, which will improve digestion, and can even alleviate heartburn.
It’s not imperative that you stick to this side the entire night; if you switch positions, that’s also alright. Lying on either side is better for your body than lying on your stomach, which is not very good for you. Sleeping on your side with the addition of a pillow between your knees can also alleviate back pain, help with pregnancy pains, and help align your spine better.
What Is the Best Position to Sleep?
The healthiest sleeping position is sleeping flat on your back, as it offers the most benefits. It reduces pressure on your joints and helps relieve hip and knee pain. Sleeping on your back also protects your skin from graunching because of your pillow (which happens when you sleep on your side).
Sleeping with a pillow tucked behind your knees will help alleviate pressure on your spine by reducing its natural arch and giving some relief.
No matter what position you sleep in, you won’t get quality sleep without a quality bed and mattress. You need to have a bed that provides your spine and joints with necessary support. Genie Beds offers a range of different bed sizes, each one with optimal support and comfort. Contact us for more information on buying a bed online.