I just read a very brief, yet interesting article on doctoroz.com http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/what-your-sleep-position-helpful-or-harmful?gallery=true&page=3
It asks – what kind of sleeper are you? Here are the different types:
- The side sleeper – this is the most common and it’s how I start out my sleep. According to the attached, the quality of sleep is low because you put pressure on your hips and shoulder. So not only am I not an efficient sleeper – I’m a low quality sleeper – great – way to give a girl a complex
- The stomach sleeper – this is the most problematic as it causes back and neck pain. This is the position that I most often wake up in or as I like to call it – the face plant – because when I wake up, my face is planted right into the pillow
- The back sleeper – the best way to sleep and if you are one of these sleep goody-two shoes, give yourself a pat on your back (before you get into bed of course – hard to pat it when you are lying on it). More importantly, this position helps prevent wrinkles!!!!!!! Who knew? The good news for me is that I also sleep in this position
If you are anything like me, you don’t have just one sleep position. I know that I toss and turn a lot. I will try to be more mindful to lay on my back, at least when I am trying to fall asleep.
One last thing that I read, and it was more of a reminder, for a better sleep, cut out caffeine after 2pm. I always have tea mid-afternoon. I’m not sure if I can stop this habit, but I am going to switch my usual medium black tea to a small green tea and see if that helps. I’ll keep you posted.