The best sleeping positions have always been the most comfortable. If you have ever tried to sleep on your back you will know that it is incredibly uncomfortable and many times will be very painful for the rest of your life.
If you are not prepared to take the time to look at your sleeping position then I strongly suggest that you go and see a sleep expert who can guide you through this process and also recommend that position is the best.
Sleeping on your stomach makes it difficult to align the spine as it is usually just a messy position. It is likely that the most comfortable sleeping position for the majority of people is to sleep on their side.
Effect of Sleeping Positions
Sleep positions can actually affect how long you sleep. Many people can wake up feeling completely exhausted in the morning if they sleep in an unusual sleeping position. The best sleeping positions are therefore those that suit your lifestyle and work well with your lifestyle.
Many people suffer from a sleeping disorder called snoring. Snoring is the noisy and deep sounding sound made by a person when they sleep.
Snoring is often associated with obesity but there is no hard evidence to support this. If you are overweight then I would recommend losing weight before resorting to snoring aids like nasal strips or the snoring pillows that seem to be the latest craze. These products do nothing to prevent the throat muscles in the nose and mouth from constricting the airways.
The main solution to stop snoring is to relax the neck muscles. You can achieve this by changing your sleeping position or by sleeping on your stomach.
Sleeping on Your Stomach
Sleeping on your stomach is actually not the best sleeping position. The worst sleeping position is lying on your back. However, it is very easy to sleep on your stomach if you are lying on your back.
If you are a side sleeper then you need to ensure that you get your feet and legs under you and that the mattress is on a level surface. This will help to distribute the weight of your body evenly.
The most important thing is to get a full night to sleep each night. If you do not get the right amount of sleep each night then you will feel tired. It is therefore vital that you seek advice from a sleep specialist and make the decision on which sleeping position is best for you.