We all sleep in a different way. Some people like to lie on a hard mattress while other people prefer to lie in a soft waterbed. But did you know there is a connection between your sleeping position and your health? We spend 33% of our lives sleeping. It is for good reason that sleeping is very important for your health. For example, lack of sleep can affect your memory, concentration, reaction speed, decisiveness, your emotions and your physical health. Sleeping is not only good for your health, the way you sleep can also affect physical complaints.
We can divide sleepers into 3 different categories:
- Back sleepers
- Abdominal sleepers
- Side sleepers
Are you a back sleeper? Then you are lucky, because this is regarded the best sleeping position for your health. Lying on your back is good for your spine. The only disadvantage is that you(r) (partner) will snore more quickly than usual.
The most common sleeping position is the side sleeper. However, you can develop arm and leg complaints as a side sleeper, because you are always lying on just one side. Lying on your right side is also disadvantageous for your stomach acid and digestion. But it can be even worse: sleeping on your stomach is the worst sleeping position for your health. You can suffer from neck complaints and back problems by sleeping on your stomach.