Masha Mukhanova after a couple of sleepless nights decided to figure out which pose is best to sleep in and how exactly the poses in which she sleeps affect the quality of her sleep. The result of this micro research is in front of you.
In order to sleep, we need from 7 to 9 hours - depending on the intensity of the load and personal characteristics of each. No matter how much one wants to follow the advice of doctors in this matter, not everyone will have time for a full sleep. Nevertheless, you can learn how to get the most out of these hours of peace by choosing the right sleeping position.
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Very often much more important is not how much we sleep, and how we do it. Each sleep pose has its own effect on the body and nervous system, on the basis of which doctors give the following recommendations.
An unequivocal leader, according to popular belief - a pose on his back. Sleeping on the back is useful not only for the muscles of the back (and with arms along the body - also for the neck), but also for the spine - your mattress honestly does its job.
Beauticians advise sleeping on their backs - unlike other poses, this one does not contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.
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The only negative side of this position is snoring . During sleep on the back, the tongue enters the respiratory tract, making breathing difficult, which causes characteristic sounds. As a preventive measure, many doctors even advise sleeping on their side for some time, just to save patients from such a result of sleeping on their backs.
Although sleeping on your back and without pillows is considered ideal for health, one of Studies have shown that most people with poor sleep spend their nights in this position.
The sleeping position on one side is one of the most common; among its variations is the fetal position, and falling asleep, straightening up on either side. Most people sleep in one of these positions, and for good reason: it does not cause pain in the back and neck, and also does not contribute to snoring. Moreover, when sleeping on the left side, blood circulation improves, which positively affects the work of the heart.
And yet this pose has significant disadvantages compared to the first. So, for example, sleeping on one side makes deep breathing difficult and can put pressure on the liver, stomach and lungs. After spending the night in this position, your arms and shoulders may hurt, especially if you rest your head on one arm, and sleep on your right side causes heartburn.
Sleeping on one side is not only the most popular position, but also the most useful for pregnant women; if you are not expecting a child, it is better to roll over on your back.
This pose is of most concern to doctors.
The only positive aspects of sleeping on the stomach are the absence of snoring and apnea (stopping pulmonary ventilation for more than 10 seconds).
Unpleasant consequences can be counted a huge amount, because of which experts are not advised to sleep on your stomach. During sleep on the abdomen, the spine is unsupported, and turning the neck to one or the other side (which is unavoidable if you have not yet learned how to breathe through the pillow) often causes pain in the neck and back. This position also affects the skin negatively and accelerates the formation of wrinkles and edema on one side of the face.