Almost a third of our lifetime is spent on sleeping. When you think about it, you realize how important the sleeping process is for the entire health.
When it comes to sleeping, the position you sleep in is the most important thing. As the experts assure us, only some positions are recommended for improving your health, so pay attention.
Here is how you can tell which position is bad for you:
Shoulder pain: if you are experiencing shoulder pain, you should avoid sleeping on the left or right side. Sleeping on your stomach can cause shoulder asymmetry as well. In order to protect your shoulder sit is best to sleep on your back.
Use orthopedic pillow and use an extra pillow to hold with your hands. If sleeping on your back is problematic for you, sleep on your most comfortable side, but not if that’s the side that’s causing the pain.
Draw your legs upwards and set a pillow between your knees. Try not to place the hand under your head.
Back pain: Back pain usually comes as a result of poor quality mattress. Since this is the most recommended position, it shouldn’t give you pain, but if it does, you ought to switch things up. Place a pillow under your knees to posture the spine in a better position and reduce tendons tension.
Also you can place a small wrapped towel under the spine to support your body. If your favorite sleeping position is on the stomach, place a pillow under the belly and pelvis. In case you sleep on your side, draw legs upwards to the chest and curve the back slightly.
Neck pain: take a pillow and place both hands with it under your head. In case you sleep on the side, the pillow should be flat.
When you sleep on your stomach, get a thin pillow. Still, try to switch up positions while sleeping so you avoid more pain.
You cannot fall asleep: get rid of all technology, such as phones and TV before sleeping. Steer clear of caffeine, alcohol, energetic and soda drinks, black tea, and chocolate for 6 hours before going to sleep.
Mind the room temperature. In best temperature to sleep in is around 20 and 22 degrees Celsius. To improve circulation, exercise in the mornings.
You cannot wake up in the morning: make sure to wake up at the same time every day, and don’t interrupt this cycle.
Snoring: don’t sleep on your stomach if you snore, since you can interrupt the normal breathing process. Use harder pillows, or sleep on two softer pillows.
Snoring is actually relieved if you sleep on your side, because the breathing process is not interfered by anything.
Leg pain: cramps and spasms can be caused during sleep, and can affect the leg, feet, or thighs. To treat this problem, consult your doctor first. The best way to help yourself in this case is to stretch your legs and tighten the muscles.
Leg pain and cramps and heartburn: if you are suffering from heartburn, try sleeping on the left side. If are suffering from leg cramps as a result of weak circulation, place a pillow under your legs so they come up higher.
Massage your legs before sleeping and don’t consume caffeine-based drinks at least 6 hours before going to sleep.