When it's time to get some shut-eye, not all sleeping positions have the same positive impact on your body. In some cases, the way you sleep could negatively affect your body's well-being -- far outside the bedroom. While it's tough to change your habits at first, it's best to know if your preferred sleeping style is supporting or hindering your health.
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Sleeping on your back . . .
The pros: This position is great for balancing out your body weight, keeping your internal organs aligned, and preventing neck and back pain. Just be sure to keep a pillow under your knees to help maintain proper alignment of your back.
The cons: If you're a snorer, then you might want to turn to one side; sleeping on your back may make your snoring even worse.
Keep reading to learn about sleeping on your side or belly.
Sleeping on your side . . .
The pros: Lying on your side in the fetal position with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs can help take stress off your back. It's important to use a pillow to keep your head in a neutral position, so your head won't drop and affect your posture. An added bonus is that sleeping on your left side also reduces heartburn pain.
The cons: You're in luck -- there aren't really any, since this position follows the natural curvature of the spine.
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SOURCE: Fit Sugar