Good quality sleep is restorative and rejuvenating.
But when you are not getting enough rest, falling asleep and dreaming away the day’s stress can seem like an art form.
And it may be true. Sleeping well is a lifelong skill developed through healthy, holistic sleep habits.
One significant contributor to mastering the art of sleep is your sleeping position.
Why it’s essential to find the correct sleeping position
The best sleeping position will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night.
It will also contribute to the body’s healing process, alleviating spinal stress and dissolving muscle soreness.
Reducing strain on your spine, hips, shoulders and back by adjusting your sleeping position can significantly improve sleep quality – and, in turn, quality of life.
So, although adjusting to a new sleeping position can take a little time, the long-term benefits are well worth it.
The best (and worst) sleeping positions
Sleep habits are highly personal. If you sleep comfortably for 7-9 hours and wake up invigorated, don’t feel pressured to change a thing.
But if you wake up sore, stiff or tired, try adjusting your sleep position to a more supportive style.
The best sleeping position: On your back
Lying on your back is generally considered the healthiest sleeping position.
Spinal alignment is easier, and your body weight is evenly distributed, helping to relieve hip and knee pain while protecting your spine.
And as an added benefit, sleeping without a pillow or blanket pressing into your face can slow the onset of wrinkles.
It might be a stretch to claim sleeping on your back prevents wrinkles. But anything that keeps skin fresh while protecting your spine and dissolving joint pain is a win in our books.