What Is The Best Position To Sleep In? (Video)

July 2, 2014 Updated: July 2, 2014

We know that sleeping brings a huge impact to our health. However, our sleeping positions take it a step further; depending on our positions, our bodies can either be helpful or harmful to us.  To ensure a healthy night’s rest, what is the best position to sleep in? 

On Your Stomach

If you don’t want to snore, sleeping on your stomach is your best bet. But it forces your neck to be turned for hours at a time, leading to neck and back pain. It will also increase drool soaked pillows. 

On Your Back

Sleeping on your back helps reduce neck and back pain as well as acid reflex. However, it is bad for snoring and increases the chance someone will draw on your face.

On Your Side

Sleeping on your left side can relieve heartburn. But sleeping on your right side can make it worse. Choose wisely! 

And with side sleeping comes spooning. Who doesn’t like a good spoon?

Fetal Position

 Sleeping with your legs tucked into a ball can restrict breathing. Sleep like a figurative baby—not a literal one!

Sitting Up

 Sitting up for a long sleep can cause deep vein thrombosis and blood clots, which can be fatal. So falling asleep on a chair is pretty much Freddy Kruger.