Have you ever won­dered what posi­tion you sleep in? If not, now is the time to do so. The con­clu­sions of for­eign experts show that the sleep­ing posi­tion direct­ly affects the qual­i­ty of our life.

Sleep on the left side

Pros: Peo­ple who sleep on their left side are less like­ly to suf­fer from heart­burn. In this posi­tion, a small­er amount of acid enters the esoph­a­gus from the stom­ach, and it is pre­cise­ly this that caus­es dis­com­fort in the epi­gas­tric region and above.

Minus­es: accord­ing to Turk­ish sci­en­tists from Yuzun­cu Yil Uni­ver­si­ty, those who like to snore on their left side are more like­ly to have night­mares in their dreams. These stud­ies were recent­ly pub­lished in the inter­na­tion­al pro­fes­sion­al jour­nal Jour­nal of Sleep and Hyp­no­sis.

Sleep on your back

pros: Ide­al posi­tion for those who expe­ri­ence back dis­com­fort from long peri­ods of sit­ting in the office or dri­ving. At the same time, you need to put a pil­low not only under your head, but also under your knees. Then the spine will take the most phys­i­o­log­i­cal posi­tion.
And sleep­ing on your back is good for those who care about the skin of the face. In this posi­tion, we do not rest our face on the pil­low, which means that it does not sweat, and the pores remain open.

Minus­es: A num­ber of stud­ies have shown that peo­ple who sleep on their backs are more like­ly to snore and expe­ri­ence sleep apnea (tem­po­rary stops in breath­ing). The rea­son is that the root of the tongue can par­tial­ly block the air­ways. In the long term, this caus­es bad con­se­quences — pres­sure may increase, mood wors­ens, and drowsi­ness over­comes at the height of the day.

Sleep on right side

pros: sleep­ing like this is rec­om­mend­ed for those who suf­fer from high blood pres­sure. Sleep­ing on the right side slows down the heart rate some­what. And sci­en­tists from Stony Brook Uni­ver­si­ty in the USA have found a rela­tion­ship between sleep­ing pos­ture and Alzheimer’s dis­ease: in their opin­ion, degen­er­a­tive changes in the brain are less like­ly to affect “adepts” of sleep on the right side.

Minus­es: the “right” posi­tion is high­ly dis­cour­aged for preg­nant women, espe­cial­ly in the lat­er stages. The posi­tion restricts blood flow to the fetus, which can lead to its death, experts from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land in New Zealand say.

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Sleep on your stomach

pros: Peo­ple who sleep on their stom­achs have more vivid and excit­ing dreams. And the inter­nal organs take a very good posi­tion, con­tribut­ing to effi­cient diges­tion.

Minus­es: so that the pil­low does not inter­fere with breath­ing, you have to turn your head in one direc­tion or anoth­er for a long time — after all, a sleep­ing per­son can­not con­trol its posi­tion. Soon­er or lat­er, the neck will make itself felt with headaches and stiff neck. The back can also suf­fer: the nat­ur­al lum­bar deflec­tion becomes larg­er when lying on the stom­ach for a long time, and over time this will lead to dis­com­fort.



By Yraa

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