What’s The Best Position For Sleeping?
What sleeping position promises the best night’s sleep? Most sleep experts will tell you “none of the above,” no matter where your list begins and ends. That may be why most people change their position about 12 times a night (and some change as many as 36 times a night). The Wall Street Journal reports on the unresolvable quest for the best way to sleep, and it serves up some interesting numbers. The most popular sleeping position (favored by 57 percent of sleepers) is on our side, yes either side. Next comes the back (17 percent) and the stomach (11 percent). Each position, the Journal reports, has its pros and cons. Sleeping on one’s back may be good for the lower back but bad for breathing, which means it may encourage snoring. Sleeping on our stomachs can put pressure on necks. Sleeping on our side is probably good for acid reflux, and sleeping on our back is good for back pain. Shoulder hurts? The Journal suggests, seriously, that you don’t sleep on it. Want more? Read more in the Wall Street Journal.