Good sleep restores our energy and helps to maintain physical and emotional health but not everyone can sleep well. This may depend on various factors, including the stuffy air in the room, an unhealthy lifestyle, high-stress levels, poor diet, chronic diseases and many other factors.

But there is another very important cause of bad sleep. Studies show that an uncomfortable position of the body affects our health. Certain sleep positions can bring benefits to our body and some positions can cause damage to it.

During sleep the human body remains in the same position for a long period of time, forcing the entire body to adapt to a certain body position. This affects the psychological and physiological health of a person.

We would like to bring your attention to these typical sleeping stances and their impact on your health.

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You prefer to sleep on your back and you prefer holding your hands at the sides

This position is the most comfortable as it does not put extra strain on your neck and spine. Most importantly, do not use a large number of pillows.

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You prefer sleeping on your back and keeping your hands up

This position is also quite healthy. However, you should pay attention to your hands as this can strain your shoulders and may even cause you pain.

You prefer the sleeping on your belly position

This stance improves your digestion but it has a negative impact on your neck.

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You prefer the foetal position

This is one of the worst stances for sleep as it affects the health of your back and neck. This can also cause difficulty breathing.

You prefer to sleep on your side, putting your arms down

This sleep stance improves the health of your back and helps with your sleep apnea but it also negatively affects your skin causing it to age faster.

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You usually sleep on your left side

This sleep position puts a load on your internal organs such as the liver, lungs and stomach.

You usually sleep on your right side

This position causes heartburn.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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