Sleeping Positions

Sleeping Positions
I was reading that sleeping on your side is the healthiest position because it reduces snoring and elongates your spine. This is the way I sleep because I find it more comfortable but many people like to sleep on their back or stomach. I find that these two positions give me backache.

Which do you find the most comfortable?

Comments

kataomoi
I'm most comfortable on my stomach, but I heard that's the worst sleeping position. Everyone in my family sleeps on their stomach... and I guess that's why I prefer to sleep that way too.

But although I'm the most comfortable on my stomach, I change my sleeping position every now and then. It really depends on how I feel. Ever since I heard that sleeping on the stomach is the worst, I've been trying to purposely sleep in other positions.
Posted by kataomoi on 06-13-2017
kgord
I sleep on my side. I used to be a back sleeper, but that position no longer works for me. Sleeping on my side allows me to maintain comfort and get the sleep I need. I think it is the way many people are comfortable sleeping actually.
Posted by kgord on 06-13-2017
Golden Geek
I've never slept on my stomach. I usually just turn from side to side until I manage to get comfortable.
Posted by Golden Geek on 06-13-2017
Jonathan Solomon
I sleep on my right side the most. It's the easiest position for me to fall asleep in. I don't get comfortable in other positions. My worst sleeping position has to be my stomach. When I sleep on my stomach, it causes my neck to be twisted in an uncomfortable position. Growing up, I always heard sleeping on your back was the best for your posture. I tried sleeping like this for a while, but over time I went back to my normal right side.

Sometimes I do change up every once in a while, but normally the right side is the best position for me!
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 06-13-2017
AlexHarris
I find sleeping on my stomach relieves the most tension with I'm sleeping. Sleeping on my right or left side kind of hurts because every morning I find my shoulder hurting as if it were dislocated. Although sleeping on your stomach may not be the healthiest, it is most definitely the more comfortable position of the selected. Sleeping on your back isn't bad either.
Posted by AlexHarris on 06-13-2017
Linen
I prefer to sleep on my side, sometimes slightly more toward my stomach but not quite on it.

I generally try to keep my left arm as straight as possible while sleeping to alleviate potential ulnar nerve problems due to heavy computer usage, so my primary sleeping position is on my right side, though I can sleep on my left side just fine as well.

I used to sleep on my stomach a lot as a child but no longer do as I find it uncomfortable. I don't really sleep on my back much.
Posted by Linen on 06-13-2017
Sue
I sleep on my stomach. I always have since I was just little. For me it in the most comfortable positions. I even slept on my stomach when I was pregnant. I always sleep on my stomach with my arm under my pillow. I just can't seem to fall asleep any other way. I have tried sleeping on my side by I end up turning from side to side trying to find that comfortable position. I never seem to sleep very well though. I sleep good for the first few hours and then I am awake every hour after that.
Posted by Sue on 06-13-2017
overcast
My sleeping position changes every now and then. I don't remain the same in the bed for long. But these days sleeping in the couch, I have managed to change things a bit on sleeping pattern. You can find that almost all of us who are sleeping in the bed have their own set of the sleeping positions that changes. But almost every person who sleeps in a couch is forced to sleep in same position.
Posted by overcast on 06-13-2017
BigDreamer
I usually sleep on my sides. I start out on my right, but usually wake up on my left, I guess I move a lot in my sleep. If I am taking a quick nap on the sofa, I usually sleep on my back. I find it extremely uncomfortable to sleep on my stomach.
Posted by BigDreamer on 06-13-2017
centurion
Hello Have a wonderful day.

I feel comfort when I sleep by right side. My right hand stay under the head within the foam and my left hand stay near to belly. This style I have been following from my small child hood. I do one more work at the time of sleep- that is some religious pray also. It makes cool and happy to me.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 06-13-2017
Mehano
Oh god, I sleep in every possible weird position. I sometimes have problems falling asleep so I roll around the bed for hours. If I'm turned to my right side then I always sleep with my hand sort of tucked under my stomach and then on top of my belly. If I'm turned to my left side then I sleep on my side (the hip). I never, ever sleep on my back. I am not sure why but I find it impossible to fall asleep like that. I've tried it many times but nope, it doesn't work for me.

Also, I often pull my legs up to my body so I sometimes end up in sort of a fetus position? I do have weird sleeping positions but it works.
Posted by Mehano on 06-13-2017
lyudmilka78
I like to sleep on my left side as well, but I've been reading that if you lay on your side you are more prone to getting wrinkles faster. You are suppose to lay on your back, but I find it that laying on my back gives me back pain.
Posted by lyudmilka78 on 06-13-2017
Mole
I think that I usually sleep on my right side, though it strongly depends on where I sleep. It applies for my usual bad, but when I stay elsewhere I may sleep on either right or left side depending on what feels more comfortable. Positions of walls or windows have effects on it.
Posted by Mole on 06-13-2017
vinaya
The best sleeping position is when you sleep on your back with your face facing the ceiling. This position is best because it gives rest to your entire body from head, neck, back, hip, shin and ankle. When you sleep face downward, your chest and stomach will be pressed and this is not a good position. However, during your sleep you will automatically changing positions multiple times.
Posted by vinaya on 06-13-2017
Deen
Hmmm, I never gave this a thought. My best sleeping position is on my back. I don't know if it has any negative implication. If I sleep on my side, I almost always end up on my back before I wake up. Sleeping on my stomach is the worst because I may wake-up to a stomach upset.
Posted by Deen on 06-13-2017
Lizzyib
I alternate from the side to side, and occasionally I'll find myself laying on my back if I find that I'm hot and need to stretch out. I've never found it comfortable to sleep on my stomach. Everything feels all squished, I don't see how that could be good for you.
Posted by Lizzyib on 06-13-2017
explorerx7
Some sleeping position may be touted as been ideal and very beneficial to an individual. This may be so but many persons may find it very difficult to sleep in one position for any prolonged period through the night. They are constantly tossing and turning and it seems that is what allows them to be able to get any quality sleep, therefore, these touted ideal sleeping positions would not be too beneficial to the those who may be constantly tossing and turning.
Posted by explorerx7 on 06-13-2017
Corzhens
I sleep on my side. And although doctors say that the best position is sleeping on your left side, I am comfortable either way, left or right side. As regards snoring, my husband had observed this on me. I am not an occasional snorer and the cause of my snoring is when my hand is on my cheek. Let's say I was on my left side and then my left hand is under my cheek, that may cause me to snore. And when I do, my husband would slowly pull away my left hand and my snoring will stop. On the part of my husband, his best position is sleeping on his left side. When he sleeps in another position, his nose would be clogged and since he will be breathing by his mouth, he would wake up with a dried throat which is painful.
Posted by Corzhens on 06-14-2017
iamawriter
Since I toss and turn I cannot say which position gets the vote in my case but I agree sleeping sideways makes me comfortable. I cannot sleep on my back but I am most comfortable sleeping prone which is not recommended as it presses the stomach. I need a pillow to cuddle and that is my sleep inducer. I have to cover myself even when there is sweltering heat.
Posted by iamawriter on 06-14-2017
SimplyD
I sleep the same way as you. And I also have a small pillow to hug while my upper legs have a thin pillow in between. Before, even if the heat is sweltering I also like to have a thin blanket over my body. But not anymore. I just sleep with just my panty and a very loose shirt. I only cover my butt and stomach with my scarf.
Posted by SimplyD on 06-14-2017
SimplyD
I sleep on my sides. It's the most comfortable positions to me. Though, my hubby told me that even if I am sleeping on my side I still snore. Though he said it's not that loud.
Posted by SimplyD on 06-14-2017
Denis_P
I actually have a funny strategy for sleeping positions which I picked up when I was learning to lucid dream. It used to be that I would toss and turn not being able to find a comfortable position and I would lay awake for hours at night, until I noticed this trick.

When I initially get in bed, I lay on my back and stay completely still until I find that position unbearably uncomfortable, and as someone who likes to toss and turn that doesn't take too long. Now unless I'm tired enough to have already fallen asleep, once that position becomes too much to handle I slowly roll over onto my right side with my hand under the pillow and then within seconds I'm out like a light.

Not sure why it works, but it's super effective.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-14-2017
Anonymous
I always sleep flat on my stomach. I don know why but its the most comfortable position for me. Studies have recently concluded that sleeping flat on your Belly not good because your ribs is squished and your heart will work harder. But still I sleep in prone position. Even if i conciously trying to change my posistion, I would end up waking belly down on my bed.
Posted by Anonymous on 06-14-2017
JMS
When I sleep on my back it not only keeps me awake, but it also makes my heels ache! Sleeping on my stomach is too uncomfortable so I sleep on my side. One of my dogs sleeps on my bed so I don't always have enough room to toss and turn but I have found a way to be able to turn over without disturbing him. I sleep with both legs astride with my dog on top of the covers. This allows me to turn over my torso but I have to keep my legs in the place I put them in originally.

Whatever the weather, I like to sleep with the window open and covers over me. I like my body warm but my face to feel cold. Sometimes my other dog, who is bigger also wants to sleep on my bed with us, and I end up with a most uncomfortable nights sleep. When this happens I tell them to both go to their own bed but my puppy will always, guaranteed jump back up again.
Posted by JMS on 06-14-2017
BubblyWiz
I mostly sleep on my right side, or stomach. I've tried to sleep on my back before, but I really can't fall asleep if I do. I can sleep on my left side, but it's just far less comfortable. On my preferred side, I have this strange rib that just kind of "pops" if I lay on it for too long, which wakes me up because the sound is just strange. I'm mostly forced to sleep on my left side then, haha.

When I was little, I was convinced lying on my right side gave me nightmares. I slept on my left side for a few years (yup, years), but in the end, I couldn't help but lay on my right side instead. It's just so much more comfortable to me!
Posted by BubblyWiz on 06-14-2017
missionreport
I usually sleep on my back or on my right side. I really don't know if I have a favorite position. I mean I've never been conscious about my sleeping position until someone threw this question here. So come to think about it, I'm most comfortable sleeping on my back.
Posted by missionreport on 06-14-2017
kooch
I sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs, it keeps my knees from knocking together. It's really the only way I can sleep these days. If I'm on my back I wake up with a headache and if I'm on my stomach my breathing is just not right. The pillow just keeps me stable and on my side through the night, so it does double duty.
Posted by kooch on 06-14-2017
simplym
I am not a fan of sleeping on my side. I used to in the past with a body pillow. Now I prefer to sleep on my back.
Posted by simplym on 06-14-2017
megaanmaarie
I sleep on my back or side, depending on how much my back is hurting. Sometimes the way I sleep depends entirely on where my dog has decided to sleep. Dog can really cause some weird positions, like when he decides to sleep in the dead center of the bed. I can't ever sleep on my stomach. That's just super uncomfortable for me.
Posted by megaanmaarie on 06-15-2017
HARPREETSINGH
I sleep on my side but its a combination of both like on stomach and on side, quite similar to the lady in the center of the picture above but only i like to have my head on the left side as against the right side in the picture . I am habitual to it and if asked to sleep on back or on stomach alone than it will be almost impossible for me to sleep like that. I hope its not a bad posture to sleep as it will be difficult for me to change it at this point of time
Posted by HARPREETSINGH on 06-15-2017
hermessantos
In the past I always slept belly-down, but over time this has caused me some spinal problems and a lot of pain. Today I am accustomed to sleeping turned from the side (both sides) and always with a cushion between the legs. I believe that position is the most correct, because a doctor who indicated me. Today I do not have much back pain and I believe that the change in the way of sleeping helped a lot to solve this problem.
Posted by hermessantos on 06-16-2017
RosieCheeks
I always sleep on my side with my legs pressing against the chest. I just feel comfortable sleeping in this position, though my husband thinks it looks funny). I also tried to sleep on my stomach and on my back, but I don`t feel like sleeping these ways. I am loyal to my weird style).
Posted by RosieCheeks on 06-21-2017
reginafalange
I like to sleep on any of my sides and with a pillow between my knees cause that way I'm more comfortable. Sometimes I found myself sleeping on my back but I usually wake up with a back and neck pain when this happens.
Posted by reginafalange on 06-27-2017
lilac123
My chiropractor told me that the best way to sleep is on your back and the worst would be to sleep on your stomach. She said that sleeping on your side is okay as well. Unfortunately, sleeping on my stomach is the most comfortable for me so I still do it because I can't fall asleep otherwise.
Posted by lilac123 on 08-18-2017
lovely
I sleep by my side always, I feel more comfortable this way than other position. sometimes other postures brings body pains and stiff partss so to aid flow of blood to the different parts while I sleep I take the best posture that wouldn't hinder flow of blood and help me breathe well while sleeping.
Posted by lovely on 11-25-2017
ColdFlameChris
I always sleep on the side since that's what I comfortable the most especially when I have a pillow to hug. I guess that sleeping on their back will make you snore so no one would want to do that position if that is really plausible. I've never tried sleeping with my stomach as I find it suffocating and I will never try that. I read one article that sleeping on your left side is much healthier than sleeping on the right side since the acid on your stomach will remain and won't go up to your esophagus.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-26-2017
Wubwub
I sleep on my side and that's the way I have done it since I was a kid. I was surprised to learn that it was the best way to sleep too because I always thought lying down on your back was the best and most common since it's what I always saw on TV and movies. Sometimes I am able to sleep on my back but that happens very rarely as I always prefer to just sleep on my side and have trouble sleeping doing it any other way.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-27-2017
ion
Actually I tried every position just to get some sleep every night, even the unhealthy one. I really don't care about the position weather healthy or not, I'm much more focus on how to get some sleep. It's hard to rely on one position if you can't get some sleep.
Posted by ion on 03-01-2018
overcast
I don't know my position changing either. I have seen some of the time in the morning I hardly get to move. So on that notice I'd say that it can be different for each one of us to have to be sleeping in different positions. It's kind of odd to see how the sleeping positions change in our unconscious mind.
Posted by overcast on 10-16-2018