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8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by mcchegzy(m): 6:41pm On Jun 29, 2013
1. On Your Back, Arms at Sides

Sleeping on your back with your arms at your side is generally considered to be the best sleeping position for spine health and it’s good for your neck, too, as long as you don’t use too many pillows. That said, back sleepers tend to snore more than those in any other position and sleep apnea is strongly associated with sleeping on the back.


2. On Your Back, Arms Up

This so-called “starfish” position is also good for the back. Whether you have your arms up around your pillow or not, sleeping on your back may also help to prevent facial wrinkles and skin breakouts. However, like the arms-down back sleeping position, this one can also result in snoring and problems with acid reflux. Plus, having your arms up can put pressure on nerves in your shoulders, leading to pain.


3. Face Down
Sleeping on your stomach can improve digestion but unless you’ve developed a way to breathe through your pillow, it most likely leads to you tilting your face in one direction or the other. This can put a lot of strain on the neck. Sleeping face down can also cause back pain, as the curve of the spine is not supported.


4. Fetal Position

Sleeping all curled up into a ball with your knees drawn up and your chin tilted down might be comfortable but it can do a number on your back and neck.

The extreme curl of the fetal position can also restrict deep breathing. That considered, sleeping like a fetus can have you sleeping like a baby if you typically have problems with snoring or if you’re pregnant.


5. On Side, Arms at Sides

When you’re sleeping on your side with both arms down, the spine is best supported in its natural curve. This can definitely help reduce back and neck pain while also reducing sleep apnea. The downside? Sleeping on the side can contribute to skin aging due to gravity, meaning facial wrinkles and sagging breasts.


6. On Side, Arms Out

This position has many of the same benefits of sleeping on your side with your arms straight down. However, any side sleeping can cause shoulder and arm pain due to restricted blood flow and pressure on the nerves, which may be exacerbated by having your arms out in front of you.


7. On the Right Side

If you’re a side-sleeper, which side you sleep on also makes a difference. Sleeping on the right side can worsen heartburn while sleeping on the left side can put strain on internal organs like the liver, lungs, and stomach (while minimizing acid reflux). For pregnant sleepers, doctors typically advise sleeping on the left side, since this can improve circulation to the fetus.

8. Pillow-Supplemented

Regardless of which sleeping position you prefer, it’s highly likely that you can get a better night’s rest with less pain in the morning by supplementing your body with a pillow.

Back sleepers can put a small pillow under the arch of their spine, side sleepers can place a pillow between their knees, and stomach sleepers can place a pillow under their hips to support the joints and allow for full, pain-free relaxation.

Which sleeping position gives you the best night’s rest without pain?

http://dailyhealthpost.com/8-sleeping-positions-and-their-effects-on-health/#ixzz2XhHqkEoJ

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by ecolime(m): 7:53pm On Jun 29, 2013
Nice one bro smiley
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by dominique(f): 11:29pm On Jun 29, 2013
Interesting.
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by deols(f): 7:24am On Jun 30, 2013
really interesting.

I sleep on my sides. But sometimes, I just sleep grin

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by oyinbogirl(f): 1:01pm On Jun 30, 2013
thanks for the info. I always seem to end up on my left side
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by emmaliveth10(m): 1:43pm On Jun 30, 2013
me just de sleep anyhow oh grin grin grin grin

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Jorian1(m): 1:47pm On Jun 30, 2013
lf all dis no good then ma which one good. i sleep, i sleep, i dnt care. tank op but i no care oooooo

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by jacob05(m): 1:52pm On Jun 30, 2013
Oyinbo sef, which kind position make person dey self?, me don violate everythin o o, i never die sha.

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by MaziOmenuko: 1:53pm On Jun 30, 2013
I've heard sleeping on ur back is the best. I try that a lot but find myself in 100 other ways when I wake up.

The only times I get it right is when my gf is around! She always insist on sleeping with her head on my chest despite the unbelievable number of pillows she has bought for my bed. At times I wonder why she stuffs my bed with pillows and still insist on using my chest as pillow.

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Olucheye(m): 1:53pm On Jun 30, 2013
undecidedIna Ehen..... @OP na anyhow i dey sleep for bed kwanu.

I've always started my nights either lying on my side (most especially, the right side of the bed) or in fetal postion. There are also times tho, that I've tried sleeping in some of the above listed postions but would either wake up seeing the pillowS on the rug while my body is always in varying positions that are uncountable on the bed. lipsrsealed undecided

LAST SHOT: Anyhow Person sleep make we wake up na him be koko joor! If you're trying to do what the OP said, biko you're on a long thing

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by iykofias(m): 1:54pm On Jun 30, 2013
If am gonna obey ds then I won't av to sleep at all!!!!

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by nekaa(f): 1:54pm On Jun 30, 2013
How I sleep depends on how tired I are, buh my sides are my best options..
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by mesther96(f): 1:55pm On Jun 30, 2013
i dnt evn knw hw i sleep coz its either i slept off while watching film or chatting on 2go.in oda words -I just sleep!smiley

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by DEGREE2466(m): 1:55pm On Jun 30, 2013
if i sleep facing up; na bad night mare, if i sleep facing down; na wet dream, if i sleep by the side na ultimate

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by AbuMikey(m): 1:56pm On Jun 30, 2013
Lemme read the Post!
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How I take dey sleep nor concern una ooo
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by question(m): 1:58pm On Jun 30, 2013
Sleep is sweet..

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by AbuMikey(m): 1:59pm On Jun 30, 2013
m.esther96:
i dnt evn knw hw i sleep coz its either i slept off while watching film or chatting on 2go.in oda words -I just sleep!smiley
2go Professional!!! I hail thee!

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by zuma4k(m): 1:59pm On Jun 30, 2013
Ok o
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Nobody: 2:00pm On Jun 30, 2013
Too long! But hell I just sleep joor as the mood demands; tired, happy, moody

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by xynerise: 2:00pm On Jun 30, 2013
I always sleep with a pillow between my legs
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by chinnko: 2:07pm On Jun 30, 2013
kool
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Chrisdmeek(m): 2:11pm On Jun 30, 2013
tnkx 9ice one
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by ozoemeka(m): 2:11pm On Jun 30, 2013
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by networkgenuis: 2:17pm On Jun 30, 2013
I've tried the facedown position but woke in a totally different one.

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by zingy85: 2:17pm On Jun 30, 2013
m sleep wit all d style anytime
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by scientology(m): 2:17pm On Jun 30, 2013
tHERE IS NO SLEEPING POSITION THAT POSES A THREAT TO ANY MAN...GOD MADE US TO BE UNCONSCIOUS DURING SLEEP because HIS DIVINE WISDOM KNOWS WE CAN SLEEP ANYHOW....

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Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Nobody: 2:19pm On Jun 30, 2013
incomplete without pictures
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Tinoxky: 2:19pm On Jun 30, 2013
Thanks for the Tips[b][/b]
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by networkgenuis: 2:21pm On Jun 30, 2013
undecided
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Nobody: 2:23pm On Jun 30, 2013
smiley9yz write-up bro, noted.
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by Desdola(m): 2:26pm On Jun 30, 2013
Do you monitor yourself while asleep?
Re: 8 Sleeping Positions And Their Effects On Health by resurrectn(m): 2:29pm On Jun 30, 2013
infact I want to sleep now!!!!!!

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