It’s no wonder that many of us are interested in learning more about sleep. Since 1991, the National Sleep Foundation has conducted polls to study American’s sleeping habits. One highlight from 2020 is that significant numbers of people in America feel sleepy about 3 days per week, which negatively affects their daily lives.
When it comes to which position is best for sleeping, medical science tells us that sleeping on our back is healthiest. However, it must not be very comfortable, because only 8% of us sleep that way. On the other hand, sleeping on our stomach is considered the least healthy due to the way it positions the spine, neck, and arms and presses on the stomach.
Side sleeping benefits include better digestion, enhanced brain power, keeping snoring to a minimum, reducing pressure on the heart. There are ways to keep the body in alignment—sometimes difficult when sleeping on the side—which are explained in the article. Also detailed are the pros and cons of each side.
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