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10 most harmful sleeping positions and habits

Living in the modern world is exhausting, fast paced and hectic, and even though we all know that getting a good night’s sleep is good for our overall health, many of us still find it hard to get a good night’s sleep for a number of reasons, including stress and anxiety which are known to induce insomnia. Whether you struggle to get comfortable in bed or are finding it difficult to relax, switch off and drift off into a peaceful sleep let’s take a look at some of the sleeping positions and habits that might actually be harming your ability to sleep well and the tips that you can try to help you get a better night’s sleep

1. Sleeping on your back

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Sleeping On Your Back – everlasting.lk

If you suffer from back pain you’ve probably been advised by your chiropractor or doctor to sleep on you back with your arms at your sides. While this may be doingyour back the world of good it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to get a good night’s sleep. Sleeping on your back tends to lead to heavy snoring and is also associated with sleep apnea which is a common disorder that causes pauses in your breathing pattern while you are asleep and can be serious enough that some sufferers have to wear sleep apnea prevention equipment like a CPAP mask to help regulate their breathing.

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  • The outlaw Jesse McCree

    “It is recommended that you sleep on your left side”
    No because that’s potentially much more harmful then some acid reflux. People who sleep on the left side on average have a clearly higher chance of a heart attack or similar heart problems.