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Which Sleeping Position is Best?

If you have been paying attention to our recommendations in following our #HealthCompass, you know that we recommend getting between 7-9 hours of sleep every day. It’s just one facet in living a healthy lifestyle, but it’s an important one. Our bodies need that time to rest, recharge, and repair.

When it comes to getting quality sleep, which sleeping position is best? 

The first thing to keep in mind is to NEVER sleep on your stomach. When you do this, you are forced to turn your head one way or another. Most of us tend to have habits of doing the same things or turning the same way, so this is a great way (and by great we mean really bad for you) to misalign your neck. This can cause headaches, decreased circulation to your brain, and even tingling and numbness in your hands/fingers.

Best sleeping position imageThere are really two postures best for sleep. The first is sleeping on your side. When sleeping on your side, make sure to keep your legs/knees together. It’s often more comfortable to keep a pillow between your legs. It’s important that you don’t roll one leg over the other causing your hips to twist. It can misalign your pelvis/hips. Sleeping on your side could also be described as the fetal position.

The second option for your sleep posture is lying on your back. On a good bed, this can be one of the most comfortable ways to sleep while also keeping your back in proper alignment. Again, a pillow can help relieve some of that low back pressure if you place it underneath the knees.

Of course, there are good and bad mattresses and pillows out there that can either help or hinder your sleep posture. It’s very important that you find one that keeps your back in proper alignment. We’ll talk more about that in another post (and video) and make a few recommendations for you.

We often hear from our customers that they noticed they started sleeping better after they began taking their Encompass Nutrients Complete Adult on a daily basis. Keeping your body balanced nutritionally and functioning the way it was designed with the proper nutrients is going to make a dig difference in allowing your body to rest and rejuvenate. Taking a joint product like Joint Health will help you wake up feeling better with little to no joint pain after a good night’s sleep as well.