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BACK SLEEPING POSITIONS

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The back sleeping positions is the second most common sleeping position, after the side sleeping position.

Indeed, as with side sleeping, the thickness and firmness of your pillow is important in keeping your neck and back correctly aligned.

Back sleeping positions are often associated with snoring. While pillows are certainly not a foolproof cure for snoring, proper support and alignment of your neck and airway can often help to reduce snoring.

The Pros of Back Sleeping Positions

 

Sleeping on your back is great for the spine and neck because the back is straight and not forced into any contortions.

Back sleeping also has its cosmetic benefits. Spending all night with your face in the air, as opposed to smooshed into a pillow, leads to fewer facial wrinkles.

The Cons of Back Sleeping Positions

 

If you snore or suffer from sleep apnea, sleeping on your back will not help. Indeed, lying on your back causes the back of the tongue to collapse into the airway. This obstructs breathing and creates snoring sounds. Medical professionals suggest side sleeping for people with sleep apnea.

Most people are familiar with the discomfort associated with a pillow that is not the correct thickness.

Tips for Better Sleep

 

Do Sleep on your back if…

  • You have neck and back pains
  • You have problems with acid reflux
  • You want to reduce wrinkles

Don’t Sleep on your back if…

  • You want to avoid snoring
  • You have sleep apnea

Ideal Pillows for Back Sleeping Positions

If you sleep on your back, you want your neck and spine to be perfectly aligned throughout the night.

And, depending on the softeness of your mattress, you could need a pillow ranging from high to low.

That’s why, getting an ajustable pillow is the best thing you can do.

Indeed, by having an adjustable pillow, you can control the hight of the pillow, so its not too high, or too low, which can add strain to your neck and spine.

We offer many natural and organic pillows, which can be adjusted to your personal needs.

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SIDE SLEEPING POSITIONS

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The side sleeping positions is the most common sleeping position. And, one of the best sleeping positions for your back and neck. The ideal pillow for side sleepers, is generally a higher loft (thicker) variety. This is because there is more space to fill between your head and the mattress than with other sleep positions.

If you’re a side sleeper, your pillow needs to be thick enough to keep your spine straight. However, not so thick it bends your neck out of alignment.

When you lie down to go to bed tonight make sure there is adequate support under your neck. Try to position yourself so that your spine is straight. This should allow your back and neck muscles to completely relax.

The Pros of Side Sleeping Positions

 
Side sleeping positions are the most common for a reason. If you are a side sleeper, you should definitely sleep on the left side.

Why?

Here are the main reasons:

  • It alleviates acid reflux and heartburn
  • boosts digestion
  • stimulates the drainage of toxins from the lymph nods
  • improves circulation
  • and helps your brain filter out waste

Why the left side?

Due to anatomy and the location of your body’s organs, these benefits only come from sleeping on your left side

The Cons of Side Sleeping Positions

 
Sleeping on the left side can put pressure on the stomach and lungs, so it’s best to switch it up.

Indeed, side sleepers may experience that dreaded arm numbness from resting on a single arm for too long. This position can put a lot of stress on the shoulders so if you have shoulder pain, you should not sleep on your side.

Sleeping on your side with the wrong pillow can interfere with sleep and even lead to serious neck or back pain.

Tips for Better Sleep

 

Do Sleep on your side if…

  • You have issues with acid reflux and heartburn
  • You want to improve your digestion
  • You want to eliminate toxins
  • You want to improve circulation

Don’t Sleep on your side if…

  • You have stomach or lung issues
  • You have arm and shoulder pains

Ideal Pillows for Side Sleeping Positions

Sleeping on your side, is one of the best sleeping positions.

However, you want to make sure that the space between your neck and your mattress is fully suported.

Most of the time, a higher pillow is better, as it fills in the most space between your neck and mattress.

However, please note that this depends on the firmness of your matress.

If your mattress is on the softer side, a medium-hight pillow might be just what you need, because your body sinks into the mattress more.

But, if your mattress is on the firmer side, a higher pillow is probably better.

That’s why getting an ajustable pillow is the best thing you can do.

Indeed, by having an adjustable pillow, you can control the hight of the pillow, so its not too high, or too low, which can add strain to your neck and spine.

We offer many natural and organic pillows, which can be adjusted to your personal needs.

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STOMACH SLEEPING POSITIONS

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Stomach sleeping positions make it difficult to maintain the proper spinal position. Sleeping on your stomach forces your head and spine into an unnatural upward bend. Staying in this position can be detrimental to your back or neck.

If you do sleep on your stomach, you will want to have less fill in your pillow than someone who sleeps on their side or back. If you sleep on your stomach with a pillow that’s too thick, your spine will bent at an angle which is more likely to cause aches, pains, or numbness. You may also want to place a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen to alleviate strain on your neck and back.

The Pros of Stomach Sleeping Positions

 
Stomach sleeping eases snoring, but that’s about it.

The Cons of Stomach Sleeping Positions

 

Sleeping on your stomach is probably one of the worst sleeping position.

Indeed, it flattens the natural curve of the spine, which can lead to lower back pain. Plus, sleeping all night with your head turned to one side will strain the neck.

However, if sleeping on your stomach is the sleeping position your prefer, there are some things you should do. First, sleep with a low pillow. Then, try sticking a pillow under the hips and lower abdomen to give the bottom of the spine a lift.

Tips for Better Sleep

 

Do Sleep on your stomach if…

  • You want to ease snoring

Don’t Sleep on your side if…

  • You have neck and back pains

Ideal Pillows for Stomach Sleeping Positions

Sleeping on your stomach isn’t one of the best sleeping positions. However, if you find sleeping on your stomach is most comfortable, you should opt for a low pillow.

Indeed, if you sleep on your stomach, you don’t want your neck to be bent up backwards. And this is what is bound to happen if your pillow is too high.

By having a lower pillow, it will assure that your neck and spine are as aligned as possible.

So, you can buy a low pillow, or even better is to get an adjustable pillow, so you can adjust the hight of the pillow whenever you like.

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