the body does not get proper sleep, it can't function to its full
potential. Some of the symptoms or problems caused by a lack of sleep
Mood swings, feeling irritable
of these side effects can put a huge
strain on your general
well-being as well as your mental health. Your preferred
position can say a lot about your personality, and how you live your
Fetal position is one of the most popular as we all spent
months in this position while being carried in the womb. It seems only
natural that after spending such a long period of continuous time in
this position that we would adopt it again after birth.
is where you are curled up into a ball with your knees tucked up
towards your chin. On the plus side, sleeping in this position could
have you drifting off like a baby in no time. On the negative side,
sleeping in this curled up way may be restricting your ability to
breathe deeply and could also have a negative effect on
your back and
neck. This position is linked to people who over-think too much
constantly worry about their problems.
your back: One popular position is called 'the starfish': it
also be achieved by lying on your back with your leg and arms stretched
out. As mentioned previously, lying on your back in any way can
increase the likely hood of snoring and poor sleep. This position is
linked to being a good
listener, helpful and not attention seeking.
your side, arms out in front of you: This position can be known as
It can attribute to blood flow constriction in the arms
and put unnecessary pressure on the nerves. This can be linked with
people who are cynical,
open natured and stubborn.
your side, arms by your side: This can also be called the 'log
position'. Sleep studies show this position is far less
might have something to do with the fact that sleeping with your arm
under your body or trunk can restrict blood flow. When blood flow to
one of your limbs is restricted, you can experience what's called
which is more commonly known as the sensation of pins and
condition has no strong links with harmful or life
threatening illnesses, although long term effects have appeared in
tumor and stroke patients. If the paresthesia does not go away after 5
to 10 minutes it might be a good idea to make an appointment to see
your doctor or physician. This position is linked with people who trust
easily, are easy going and sometimes gullible.
Sleeping Position Can Increase Your Snoring
your back, arms at your sides: This position is often known as 'the
soldier' because it resembles a soldier’s attention stance
parade ground. It is supposed to be the most beneficial for you if you
suffer from back or neck pain.
is the position the hospital might
put you in if they suspect any back, neck or head injuries, as it is
where all the muscles are aligned in a straight row and you should not
be able to do any further damage whilst lying like that.
like this can have its downsides as well. People who prefer this
position are more likely to suffer
from extensive snoring, which can of
course interrupt a person’s, or their partner’s, ability to achieve
proper sleep. If you do suffer from a snoring condition, it
is best to get checked out by a specialist because it could turn out to
be something more serious, such as a form of sleep
position is linked with people who are reserved and quiet
have quite high standards.
your belly: The position in which you sleep on your belly with your
arms raised out in front of you is also called 'the freefall' because
of the angles or positions your arms and legs take on. The difficulty
with this position is that breathing can be quite hard, as your face is
more or less in the pillow.
will have to turn your face either left
or right, which can put a huge
strain on your neck and back because the
curve of your spine is not naturally supported. The plus side is that
sleeping on your front has proved good for the digestive system. This
position is linked with brash people who do not like extreme situations
sleeper: This can cover a varied range of sleeping positions
aided by one or more pillows. Some people sleep on their side with a
pillow between their legs or knees. Others sleep with a pillow behind
their back to provide support.
prevent them from rolling over onto their back into the soldier
position if they do not want to snore loudly. Some people even lie on
their front with a pillow under their hips to aid the support of their
can be difficult to find the most comfortable way to sleep without a
lot of trial and error. Sleeping positions are usually
determined during childhood and can be very difficult to
many years. The need for change could occur with a back, neck or head
injury, or during pregnancy. It is extremely important to monitor the
way a baby sleeps. They should always
lie on their back, without
pillows, to prevent suffocation.