There are many factors that affect the quality of your sleep and many of these have been discussed here at InSlaap. This, of course, includes sleep time in hours, depth of sleep, sleep rhythm , sleep environment , or sleeping alone or with someone, but also for example diet and exercise . Whatever your sleep quality and health is your sleep attitude.In this article I give you an overview of the most common sleep conditions and the effect of every sleep attitude on your health.
6 common sleep disorders
Sleep like an unborn baby … almost rolled up like a ball or hedgehog. Many people think this is a comfortable sleeping attitude, but you’re in a curved back, which can cause back and neck problems. Furthermore, this sleeping situation makes it difficult to breathe well and deeply while sleeping.
In this position, the backbone is not well supported and this can eventually cause back pain. However, this sleep attitude promotes digestion.You have to put your face to the left or right, which causes a lot of pressure on your neck.
Backrest with your arms in your side
This is the best sleeping position for the spine and for your neck. It is important that your pillow is not too high because it can cause neck pain. Another advantage is that sleeping on the back does not cause wrinkles in the face. A disadvantage for any partner … backsliders snoremore and harder. Also, sleep apnea , a common sleep disorder , is associated with sleep on the back.
Backrest with your arms up
Almost the same as with the arms on the side, only causes a position with the arms up for more pressure on the shoulders that can cause complaints in this region.
Sideways with your arms in your side
In this sleeping position, your backbone is in a natural curve and gets the right support … Less back and neck patches! In addition, people slash much less in a side position, so also more fun for the other half.
The nerves in the arm and shoulder of the side you are lying on are being truncated, which does not promote blood supply and can cause pain. Another disadvantage is that your skin will hang faster and wrinkle through the gravity where the skin is exposed to this sleep position.
Sideways with your arms wide
Actually the same as the sideways with arms in the side, only exacerbated the protruding of the arms to lower the blood supply in the arm and shoulder even more.
Difference in sides
The side you make is also a difference. We may seem out of range (fairly) symmetrically … from within we are (read our bodies) of course not! Sleeping on the left side exerts more pressure on internal organs such as liver and stomach, and sleeping on the right side can strengthen burning stomach acid.
Pregnant women are advised to sleep on the left side because it improves blood circulation toward the fetus. Read more about sleeping during pregnancy.
(TIP) Use of pillows
It is better to sleep with extra pillows, but only the correct use differs from sleep. Backsliders can put a (low) pillow into the cavity in the lower back to support the spine. Side cutters can put an extra pillow between the knees, and belly lips can put an extra pillow under the hips to support the joints a little more. Using an extra pillow in this way ensures that you sleep as comfortable and healthy as possible in your sleeping situation.