The Pros and Cons of Your Favorite Sleep Positions
For something that is so restful, sleep requires a lot of thought and consideration. Both too little and too much sleep is associated with health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, dementia, and diabetes. Choosing the right sleep position can significantly affect snoring, heartburn, and even wrinkles. Here are a few tips about some common sleep positions.
Side sleeping is believed by most people to be a comfortable position to rest in-by curling up in a fetal position under a nice fuzzy blanket or laying straight on our sides. It is encouraged by doctors to sleep on their left side during pregnancy because improves circulation to the heart which is beneficial to the mother and the baby.
Pros: Sleeping on the left side is beneficial during pregnancy because it can ease heartburn and acid reflux.
Cons: Sleeping on the left side can put unwanted pressure on the stomach and lungs. One way to avoid this is to alternate sides while you rest. Sleeping on the side also comes with the “squished-arm-numbness”. This occurs when people use their arm to prop their head up. While using