The Best Sleeping Positions for Improving Your Health

4. Stomach Sleeping


Stomach sleeping is the least popular position, but may have some benefits. Sleeping on your stomach can help relieve snoring and sleep apnea by opening up your airway. It may also, however, put strain on your back and neck. Lying on your stomach causes you to sleep with your head to the side, twisting your neck. 

Over time, this asymmetry can negatively impact your sleep posture. Try sleeping with a very thin pillow beneath your head. or no pillow at all to help keep your head aligned with your spine. The stomach sleeping position is not ideal for pregnant people, or people worried about sleep wrinkles.

If these health concerns don’t apply to you, just sleep in the pose that feels most comfortable. And remember if you’re having trouble sleeping, or your sleep position is causing you pain, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist. They can help you get your body and your sleep back into alignment.

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