Between the sheets
Get ready for a full invasion of your bedroom leisure activity. This article is directly about what is going on in your bed … and how it is playing. Don’t reach for your attorney’s number just yet. We ask you to listen to us and possibly find some good advice regarding your sleep pattern. Did you know that not only the quality of your sleep, but also your waking hours depend on your choice of sleeping position and bedding? Stay calm and fall asleep, we just want to get into your chamber business to improve the quality of your eye and spine health. After reading this, you will learn how to balance your godless resting position with either an old pillow from your grandmother or a carefully selected orthopedic memory foam pillow like Ortorex.
What is your favorite position?
Immediately let’s say that this is the sleeping position we are talking about here. In general they are:
- Supine position with arms along the trunk,
- The (skirt) star position points upwards and the arms are stretched out.
- In the fetal position, that is, lying on your side with your legs curled up;
- In a semi-fetal position, that is, lying on one side, with legs and thighs slightly bent;
- In a trunk position with legs and arms stretched out to the side.
- Face down on the pillow when you think oxygen is overrated.
- With your head turned, show your best side at an unlikely 90 ° angle.
A “correct” sleeping position can actually have a significant positive effect
- On the quality of sleep itself
- On the health of the skin,
- To the health of the joints,
- About the content of your dreams (we all see the next season of Outlander canceled in our nightmares, but now we know it’s the wrong pillow, not the show’s producer, it’s to blame!).
The stomach-sleeping position is also known as the supine position, soldier position or star position. Cosplay aside, it is known that sleeping on your back – on your stomach – is known to be better than sleeping on your stomach or side. When you sleep on your back, it’s easier to keep your neck and back straight, and let the mattress support your spine.
The added benefits of sleeping on your back: the face of those who put half of the national debt on face creams before bed will stay hydrated, and the cream will not wet the pillow.
Most people sleep on their side. Sleeping on your left side in particular can have some special advantages:
- It facilitates blood flow to the heart (a benefit that is especially welcome in pregnant women).
- It can help relieve acid reflux and heartburn. On the other side sleep on the left,
- It puts pressure on the stomach and lungs;
- It can potentially cause a tingling sensation in the left arm when placed under the head.
Do it on your stomach
Sleeping on your stomach is certainly the best way to avoid or at least reduce the phenomenon of snoring or sleep apnea. Aside from this benefit, the prone position is certainly the least suitable position for sleeping. This is because it flattens the curvature of the spine, which encourages the onset of back pain. After all, according to a recent study, there is a strong correlation between the sleeping position on the stomach and particularly intense dreams.
From what has been said, you have already grasped the idea that:
- Sleeping on your back is the healthiest way to get hours of sleep.
- Sleeping on your side also has its benefits, while sleeping on your stomach is definitely not healthy.
You will then ask yourself what is the point of talking about pillows and mattresses in this context. First, you need to know that the main function of the pillow (and also the mattress) is to maintain the best alignment of the spine while ensuring comfort and convenience for us so that we can sleep well.
In view of these premises it must generally be said that
- A soft pillow of medium thickness is suitable for those who sleep on their back: a pillow made of synthetic foam might be the ideal solution;
- A harder pillow of medium to high thickness is good for those who sleep on their side: the most suitable orthopedic memory foam pillow in this case are those made of synthetic foam or latex;
- If you sleep on your stomach, you should sleep without a pillow or with a thin pillow: feather pillows are the most suitable pillows in this case.
Each of these positions has advantages and disadvantages. There is often a lack of awareness of how sleep can have a significant impact on our daily activities and how we can feel the next day. A good night’s sleep is certainly a starting point if you are looking to improve the overall quality of life. Paradoxically, to improve the quality of hours in bed we need to be careful what we do when we are awake: it is actually a chain of actions and reactions that follow one another and affect one another (so go get that proper bedding!).
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