The Best Sleeping Position Revealed

January 5, 2011

You toss and turn all night, trying to find that elusive sleeping position which will give you the most out of your precious hours of sleep.  But fret not, this article will show you the pros and cons of different sleeping positions. There are three basic positions that people use – any more than that and, well, just take a look at this guy: 

I like the attitude, but say hello to body pain in the morning

You do not want to be him when he wakes up in the morning. Any distortions and misalignments to the human body during sleep will cause, as you may have already experienced before, a very unfortunate amount of pain and discomfort. How your body is positioned during the night will ultimately determine how it feels and functions the next day. So it’s important for you to know which of the three sleeping positions cause the least risks and present the most benefits. Now before we go any further, I must say that seeing these pictures has inspired me to highlight that it’s preferable that you sleep on a bed.    

A new take on the hammock? That can't be good for the spine

How did he even get up there?
 Sleep Position 1: “Sleeping on Your Tummy”

It has been said that this is the worst sleeping position of the three. Sleeping on your tummy does not allow the ribcage to expand, causing a consistent amount of pressure on the internal organs, therefore resulting in a stressful body once awakened. But to those who can only fall asleep using this position, it would be wise to place a pillow below the left hip so that the organs would not be fully compressed. 

Sleep Position 2: “Sleeping on Your Back”

This position is more beneficial for internal organs because they are given the right amount of space to breathe freely and function properly. Place a pillow under your knees to maximize the benefit you can get from sleeping in this position. The only disadvantage of this position is that it may cause snoring and moments of breathlessness. The former is problematic if you have an angry spouse who has developed insomnia since marrying you, while the latter presents more serious problems, especially to those who are suffering from sleep apnea.

Sleep Position 3: “Sleeping on Your RIGHT Side”

No offense to the left side of the human body, but when sleeping, the right side is the way to go. This is because sleeping on your left side will place pressure on your heart, and a pressured heart will have a difficult time distributing blood all over the body. Sleeping on the right side, on the contrary, will allow blood to flow consistently. Not only does this position cause no harm to any organs, but it also follows the natural curve of the spine.

So there it is folks, the best sleeping position! What are you waiting for? Try it out. Your comfortable Uratex bed awaits you. 

There's nothing like a restful night's sleep to give you energy and enthusiasm for the day ahead