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.
Getting a good night’s sleep is a crucial factor in maintaining good health and a positive well being, but it is also something that millions of people struggle with each night. If this has become a problem for you, it is worth it to make a concerted effort at attaining more and better rest. Benefits can include an improved mental state, an increase in energy, an immune system that functions optimally, and much more. Here are some proven methods for helping you achieve a full night’s rest.
Create a Tranquil Setting
The place where you sleep should be ideally arranged in order to facilitate good rest, however too many people’s bedrooms are cluttered environments that end up revving you up when you should be powering down. In order to induce restfulness:
- Make sure it is dark: If the bedroom gets a lot of light, take steps to change this. These could include wearing an eyeshade and/or installing room-darkening window coverings.
- Invest in a quality mattress: Instead of buying the cheapest surface to sleep on, put money towards a topnotch product. After all, 1/3 of your life is spent here, so it is worth it to make sure that this time is spent comfortably.
- Check the temperature: If the room is under 54 F or above 72 F, it can disrupt slumber. Consider installing a fan or heater to correct the conditions.