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LIFESTYLE | 3 Years Ago By Richard Darell

Sleeping Positions Say More About You Than You Know [Infographic]

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If you sleep well through the night, you may have found the ultimate sleeping position. Some people don’t, and they start trying to find out just why that is. What they don’t know is that it could actually have everything to do with the position they sleep in. It is one of the hardest things to check since you can’t watch yourself sleep. You could tape yourself, but that seems creepy. Who knows, there might just be something paranormal going on in your house when you sleep that you don’t really want to know about. If you don’t feel rested when you wake up after a regular night of sleep, you might need to look into what kind of sleeping position you have when you enter your dreamland.

One company that has been looking more into this is Wedo. They commissioned Carlos Patino to design an infographic called What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You around their research, and it is most revealing. The best sleeping positions you can have is to lay straight on your back. Sure, it might enhance snoring, but as hilarious as it might sound, it actually helps maintain perky breasts, prevents neck and back pain, reduces acid reflux and minimizes wrinkles.

That’s a whole lot of things you can save yourself from if you lay on your back while you are sleeping. The least desirable position to sleep in is… yeah you guessed it, on your stomach. That has all the effects that sleeping on your back prevents, so you might reconsider if you like sleeping on your stomach. Furthermore, you will find that it is much easier to fall asleep if you sleep on your back since you have free access to air and your body isn’t smothered by pillows, blankets or even yourself.

In England, the most common sleeping position is to have either an arm or a leg sticking out under the blanket. What is your favorite position and do you think you could ever improve it? The thing with sleeping positions is that it is really hard to change it since we usually position ourselves in it while we are actually sleeping. It’s in our subconscious, and it happens naturally because it’s how our body feels it’s the most comfortable for us.

However, with a little help, you can probably change it to a more optimized and healthier choice of sleeping position. Then of course, sleep can be affected by a lot of things that don’t necessarily have anything to do with the sleeping position we take when we wall asleep. Stress, worries and a whole lot of other factors play a crucial part in how well we sleep. Have a look at this infographic and see if you can identify your own position, and by doing so, maybe increase your hours of healthy sleep instead of continuously wasting sleep in a bad sleeping position.

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Via: [visual.ly]

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