Sleeping on your side is healthier for your back and brain – it also helps with digestion, heart health, and respiratory problems.
Goodbye snoring issues
Almost all people who snore sleep on their back, which is a definite factor that can aggravate existing respiratory problems and even cause you to snore louder.
If you want to avoid turning on your back during the night, try sewing tennis balls into a sleeping cap or wearing a backpack at night. It’s bizarre, but it works baby!
You’re smarter on your side
During good restful sleep, your brain sort of “flushes” itself by removing harmful substances through the body’s immune system.
But laboratory tests with mice and rats demonstrate that this is only effective when they choose to sleep on their sides. Get that backpack ready!
Fight off heartburn and reflux
Sleeping on your side works to relieve heartburn or reflux because the stomach is positioned slightly to the left side of your body – so the transition of food from the esophagus to the right side of the stomach becomes easier.
Unless you had one too many slices before bed … then you’re on your own, buddy.
Sweet back pain relief
Sleeping on your side with a pillow in between your knees will help maintain your spine in a neutral position in relation to your hips and pelvis.
In fact, sleeping on your side with a pillow in between your legs is the #1 sleeping position to help relieve lower back pain. The only thing we know works better is individual support. 😉