March 25, 2019

Chances are your sleep routine is pretty consistent each night of the week. Even if your bedtime changes or you wake up at different times each day, one thing that is most likely to remain the same is the position you sleep in. Each person has their preference but there are some positions that are considered healthier than others. Unfortunately, a position you may find comfortable could end up being the leading cause to some issues, ranging from aches to sleep apnea. In today’s blog we are going to highlight some of the best and worst sleep positions…

 

First Best: Back Position

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, and minimizing wrinkles

Bad for: Snoring

Reason: Sleeping on your back makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position. It's also ideal for fighting acid reflux because your head is elevated while your stomach is positioned below your esophagus. This prevents acid or food from coming back up. Back-sleeping also helps avoids getting wrinkles because nothing is pushing against your face

Perfect pillow: We recommend our medium white down pillow (level 2) as it helps maintain healthy head, neck, and spine alignment. Choosing a puffy pillow with the right support is key

Second Best: Side Position   

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, and snoring less

Bad for: Your skin  

Reason: Resting on your side, with your back mostly straight, can help cut down on sleep apnea. It can also eliminate neck and back pain since your spine stays aligned and reduces snoring. However, because one side of your face is smushed against the pillow, getting wrinkles is more common  

Perfect pillow: A thick pillow is best so your head and neck are supported above your shoulders. We suggest our goose down extra-fill pillow (level 3) because it helps provide a little more support where you need it the most

Third Best: Fetal Position

Good for: Snoring less

Bad for: Preventing neck and back pain and minimizing wrinkles

Reason: For the most part, it's a healthy way to doze, because it allows your spine to rest in its natural alignment. However, when you snooze with your knees pulled up high and chin tucked into your chest, you may feel it in the morning, especially if you have an arthritic back or joints. This position can also restrict diaphragmatic breathing

Perfect pillow: One thick pillow to give your head and neck support. Our Supremium extra-fill Hungarian goose down pillow (level 4) includes the perfect combination of high fill power and high thread count, creating long lasting support and luxurious softness

The Worst: Stomach Position

Good for: Easing snoring

Bad for: Avoiding neck and back pain and minimizing wrinkles

Reason: Sleeping on your stomach makes it difficult to maintain a neutral position with your spine. This position also puts pressure on joints and muscles, which can irritate nerves and lead to pain, numbness, and tingling

Perfect pillow: A thin pillow, like our soft white down pillow (level 1), or none at all 

 

So, what position do you sleep in at night? Have you experienced any of the good and bad that comes from different sleep positions? We want to hear from you! Leave your comment below!

 


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