In school, we're taught that sleep is one of the most basic functions that our body requires to stay fit and healthy. And as we grow up, we begin to realise how true this is. How often have you not slept well enough and then felt grumpy the next day? Lack of sleep can tend to make us irritable and less likely to be able to work properly or complete certain tasks. And one way to ensure that you get a good night's sleep is by choosing the right position to sleep in.
As per research, the best position to sleep in is on your back. It happens to be the healthiest option and can also prevent soreness or backaches. What's more, since it allows your head, spine and back to rest in a neutral position, you won't be prone to acid refluxes. However, to ensure that, you'll need to put your head on a pillow to elevate it. “Sleeping facing the ceiling also ideal for warding off acid reflux. Just be sure to use a pillow that elevates and supports your head enough—you want your stomach to be below your oesophagus to prevent food or acid from coming up your digestive tract," said a researcher.
However, for those with sleep apnea, this position can prove to be dangerous as it can cause the tongue to block the breathing tube. So, for such people, the best position to sleep in would be the foetal position. This position also works well in improving blood circulation but people need to ensure that they don't clamp up their bodies too tightly or they can end up getting aches in different parts of their body. So, choose the right sleeping position for yourself. Also, remember that the amount of time you sleep can also be crucial. Set a particular routine for yourself so that your body can get used to it. Stay tuned for more updates.