The sleep position that you naturally gravitate to is kind of a random thing, and no one is really sure why we tend to prefer one position over the others. Each position definitely has its own benefits and drawbacks, however. And depending on what your personal health and medical circumstances are, you may want to re-train yourself in a new sleeping position to make sure you are as healthy as possible.
There are three basic positions you can wind up sleeping in — stomach, side or back. Health experts generally advise sticking to the position you are naturally inclined to take, with the exception of stomach sleeping in certain medical circumstances. Below we’ll take a more detailed look at the pros and cons of each position.