The lights are off, and you’re snuggle down under the covers, ready for a good night’s sleep. You don’t even think twice about settling into your favourite sleeping position. And that sleeping position can reveal a few insights about your health.
Some sleeping positions have been linked to health concerns and some can lead to better wellness outcomes. And some sleeping positions may reveal something about your personality, according to a few sleep psychologists and experts.
Sleeping position and personality
The most common sleeping position, particularly for women, is the foetal position and it has been linked to shyness and sensitivity.
If you preferred sleeping position is sleeping on one side with arms outstretched, you may be open-natured and somewhat suspicious, unlikely to change your mind once you’ve made a decision.
Sleeping on your stomach with your hands up or under the pillow? You may have a sociable nature and a dislike of criticism.
Sleeping position and health
Of course, these observations aren’t absolutely scientific in their nature. Some researchers don’t believe there is any correlation between sleeping position and personality. However, there is evidence that your sleeping position could be linked to certain health and wellness aspects.
This sleeping position is often recommended by experts, as it can improve digestion and relieve snoring. Sleeping onyour left side in particular, is beneficial if you suffer from acid reflux, as it keeps your stomach lower than your oesophagus and stomach acid is less likely to rise.
During pregnancy, this sleeping position is associated with improved foetal and maternal health. In addition to the relief it offers from heartburn, sleeping on your left side promotes blood flow and eases pressure on the uterus.
The stomach sleeping position places stress on your neck and lower back, which could be exacerbated if you sleep on a softer bed. However, it may reduce snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Although this sleeping position is beneficial to most people, it is particularly recommended that babies are placed on their backs when they sleep. For adults suffering from chronic snoring and sleep apnea, however, this position may result to restless and interrupted sleep, leading you to wake up tired in the morning.
Whether sleeping on your back will worsen or improve back pain seems to depend on each individual.
The best sleeping position
Trying to teach your body to sleep in a different position may not be the solution to any health problems you may experience. There is no single best sleeping position because several factors come into play. One of those is your mattress. King Koil has a range of premium mattress that will ensure you have a good night’s rest, regardless of your preferred sleeping position. Find the right mattress for you today.