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The Face Plant

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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.

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Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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