Sleeping on your back
According to health experts, lying on your back while sleeping is a very good posture for the skin. Research has shown, sleeping face-to-face in pillows will make the skin more prone to wrinkles due to gravity. Lying on your back will minimize these effects.
Good sleeping posture for the spine
Lying on your back is also a very good sleeping position for the spine because it helps to relax the body, keep the spine straight, does not strain the neck, shoulders, and neck muscles, and reduces headaches. However, lying on your back may make you uncomfortable. Health professionals recommend placing a small pillow under your knee to keep the natural curves of your neck and back, making you more comfortable.
Sleep without a pillow
Pillows help support the body, creating a sense of comfort while sleeping, but not as effective when you are sleeping on your stomach. Health experts have shown, lying on your stomach while sleeping puts your spine in an unnatural position, and using more pillows will make the situation worse. Tummy lying on the stomach is considered the unhealthiest sleeping position for the body. However, many people get used to this sleeping position. To minimize the harmful effects of the prone position, health professionals recommend not using pillows, but rather a thin cushion under the abdomen and hips to maintain the natural sleeping position of the spine.
Use one more pillow
Lying on your side is the most common sleeping position. This pose is much more helpful if you use an extra pillow. They help support the body, remove the tension in the waist and hips when you lie on your side, restore the natural position of the spine.
Your discs are soft cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. Herniation happens when part of a disc pushes out of its normal space, causing nerve pain, weakness, and more. Curling your torso into a fetal position opens the space between vertebrae.
Sleep with another one
Hugs promote oxytocin production, reduce arterial pressure, and help you relax and feel happier, research has shown. The hugging sleeping posture not only brings a feeling of intimacy, increases the level of trust between the two, but also improves the quality of effective sleep.