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Sleeping positions: find out which ones are best

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All the best sleeping positions: let’s find out which ones to choose for an optimal rest.

Sleeping well is essential for both health and performance throughout the day. And among the many aspects to take into consideration there is also that linked to the sleeping position, based on the one you choose during the night , in fact, you can rest more or less well.

So let’s find out which are the best positions to sleep properly.

The ideal sleeping positions

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woman sleeping

Let’s start by saying that there is no correct sleeping position that is the same for everyone. Each of us, in fact, based on their physical condition or any anatomical differences can find themselves more or less comfortable in certain positions.

The first thing to consider is to find one that does not cause muscle tension or scattered pain. We therefore evaluate those considered universally best.

How to sleep: the supine position

Sleeping on your stomach is considered the best way as it does not strain any organs, avoids gastroesophageal reflux and helps the back to distribute weight correctly.

To make it really the ideal position for sleeping, however, it is necessary to use a low pillow and keep your arms extended at your sides. Some people may find it even easier to keep a second pillow under their knees. In fact, doing so helps to maintain the natural curvature of the back .

The side sleeping position

Sleeping sideways, in the so-called fetal position, is a less correct choice than the first but it can be useful when you suffer from period belly pain , if you are pregnant or if you suffer from sleep apnea. In this case it may be useful to use a high pillow and in some cases (especially in the last months of pregnancy) to keep one also under the belly.

If you sleep on the side it can be useful to know that depending on which one you choose you can have different benefits: sleeping on the right side, in fact, helps to relieve apnea problems but makes digestion more difficult. Sleeping on the left side, on the other hand, relieves problems such as reflux and improves the circulation of pregnant women.

We remind you that to sleep well and avoid insomnia it is also necessary to take care of other aspects such as the environment in which you sleep and the choice of the right foods .

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