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Best sleeping positions for preventing or soothing some health problems

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

Healthy and sound sleep is the key to your overall health and well-being. Sleeping well gives us energy, strength and stamina. Not to mention a number of benefits, such as the restoration the mind and body, protection against diseases and medical conditions, an increase in the immune system and metabolism, protection of the heart, support for bone and muscle health.

Moreover, according to many studies, your sleeping position also has a direct impact on your health. Accordingly, scientists have identified the best sleeping positions that can be truly beneficial for improving specific areas of our health. Some of them can help you alleviate back and neck pain, get rid of a sinus infection and more.


Here is a list of the best sleeping positions for preventing or soothing some health problems:


#1. Heartburn

If you suffer from heartburn, you should try sleeping on your left side to get rid of it.


#2. Digestive Problems

If you suffer from some digestive problems, it is recommended to sleep on the left side, because your stomach is also located on this side. Moreover, when sleeping on the left side, gravity can act and improve the digestive process.


#3. Neck Pain

If you suffer from neck pain, you should place a small rolled-up hand towel directly under the neck for added support. Keep the position of your head, because it should not hang or be too high.


#4. PMS Pain

Some women suffer from painful periods, and because of this feel like hell. In order to alleviate PMS pain, you just need to sleep on your back, putting a pillow under your knees to keep your spine from arching too much.


#5. High Blood Pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure, first of all, we recommend consulting a doctor to better understand your current condition. A study by Ehime University School of Medicine showed that men who slept face down had low blood pressure. So, if you suffer from similar health problem, you should sleep face down to reduce it.


#6. Sinus Trouble

If you suffer from sinus, you should sleep with your head elevated. According to Harvard Medical School, “Mucus pools in your sinuses at night when your head is down, so have your head propped up during sleep.”


#7. Headaches

A good sleeping position can really help you soothe headaches. You should try sleeping on your back with pillows surrounding the head to prevent it from turning during the night.


#8. Back Pain

Those who suffer from back pain should keep their spine in a natural position. So in order to alleviate or reduce back pain, you need to sleep on your back. We recommend placing a pillow under your knees to relieve tension in the lower back.


#9. Shoulder Pain

To relieve shoulder pain, you should sleep on your good side, but not on your sore shoulder. We recommend you lie on your good side, slightly bending your legs, while you hug a pillow to your chest. You can also place a second pillow between your knees.


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