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Sleeping posture
Sleeping posture

The Best: Back position

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts.

-Sleeping on your back makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position. You're not forcing any extra curves into your back.

Next Best: Side position

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy

-Side-sleeping is great for overall health -- it reduces snoring and keeps your spine elongated. If you suffer from acid reflux, this is the next best
thing to sleeping on your back.

Not Ideal: Fetal position

Good for: Snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy

The Worst: Stomach position

Good for: Easing snoring

Bad for: Produce neck and back pain.

-"Stomach-sleeping makes it difficult to maintain a neutral position with your spine, which can irritate nerves and lead to pain, numbness, and tingling.


General rules to choose a good mattress:

•In general, most people prefer a firmer mattress that gives the spine more support.it makes sense that it is beneficial to have support for the spine
while sleeping.

•While a firm mattress is usually good, if the mattress is too hard it can cause aches and pains in pressure points, such as the hips.


A pillow that is contoured to fill the spaces under the head and neck can be helpful for people with neck pain.

Memory foam pillow:

Memory foam is pressure-sensitive and molds quickly to the shape of a body pressing against it, returning to its original shape once the pressure is

Benefits: is to relieve pain associated with sleeping in uncomfortable or incorrect positions, optimizing the support it can give you by almost eliminating
all pressure points your body is usually subjected to.

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