According to health experts, sleep position is tied with many aspects of overall health and wellness, in both positive and negative scenarios
New Delhi: Everyone has their favourite sleeping positions. Even though experts say it may be entirely habitual, it gives a lot of insights into a person’s health.
According to health experts, sleep affects every aspect of our functioning — both physical and psychological. Hence, we must regulate our sleeping habits by handling stress, exercising, and bringing in other lifestyle changes.
And when we are in a relaxed mode and sleep well, we change positions in our sleep as much as ten to 30 times a night. But there is always one position that we are most comfortable in, even when we are in deep sleep.
What is the link between sleep and health?
Sleeping on the side
Experts often recommend side sleeping as the best position, as it may help treat chronic snoring, and sleep apnea and improve digestion.
Sleeping on your
Lying on your stomach can strain your back and you may wake up with bad neck and back pain. Since the midsection of the human body is one of its heaviest parts, sleeping on your stomach can cause your spine to overarch and also reduce the size of your airway and decrease circulation in the long run.
Sleeping on the back
If sleeping straight on the back is your favourite position, make sure you use a good mattress that can keep your spine straight.
Doctors recommend always taking a soft pillow when sleeping in this position.
However, people who have a problem with chronic snoring or sleep apnea can find it difficult as sleeping on the back can only aggravate the condition.
To truly sleep like a baby, try to keep your limbs and chin loose and your posture relaxed. To prevent numbness, avoid bending or curling your wrists tightly, or sleeping with one hand under the pillow.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.