If you’ve ever slept in the wrong position, you know how uncomfortable the next morning can be. Conditions like back pain, hip pain, sleep apnea and insomnia can all be aggravated by an improper sleeping position. At intelliBED, you can trust our products because we work with sleep specialists to learn about the healthiest sleeping positions. There are three main sleeping positions, with variables of each: side, back and stomach.
Different Sleeping Positions
Sleep specialists recommend sleeping on your side to rest comfortably and decrease the likelihood of interrupted sleep. If you have a bad back, sleeping with a pillow between your legs can alleviate pressure on your hips and lower back. This position is especially encouraged for those who suffer from back or hip pain chronically and pregnant women since it doesn’t increase pressure in those areas.
Those who sleep on their back should be careful, as it may induce lower back pain and even episodes of apnea that interfere with normal sleep. Placing a soft pillow or rolled up towel beneath the knees can provide the natural curve of the spine.
Sleeping on your stomach isn’t recommended by professionals because it causes undue strain on your lower back and possible neck pain. People who sleep on their stomach have more restlessness caused by frequent tossing and turning in an effort to feel comfortable. If you do choose to sleep on your stomach, use an extremely soft pillow or none at all so your neck isn’t at an awkward angle.
According to The Better Sleep Council, the variants of sleeping positions include fetus position, log position, yearner position, soldier position, freefall position and starfish position.
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intelliBED mattresses are designed to provide ultimate comfort and relief. If you purchase an adjustable bed base, you can always sleep in the most comfortable position and wake up free from aches and pains. Our products allow you to customize your sleep surface to the ideal position for your specific needs. Visit our online store today to purchase a new therapeutic mattress.