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What Is The Worst Sleeping Position For You And Why?

What sleeping position you choose makes more of a difference than you might be thinking. Perhaps you do know the importance, but you are stuck in a routine of sleeping in the wrong position. Or maybe you don’t know which position is best and which isn’t. Well, you have choices, but there is one sleeping position that you want to avoid. Let’s talk about what it is and what you can do about it.

Can you guess which sleeping position you should avoid? It’s sleeping on your stomach that isn’t good for you. It has consequences, and when you know what they are, you might make a switch. Have I made the switch? I try, but it’s difficult. You may have to retrain yourself not to sleep on your stomach. Remember that most of the night you will be asleep, so it’s hard to control the position.

There are certain ways that you can retrain yourself though. Just realize that it can take some time. You might also want to look at the benefits of choosing other sleeping positions. There are certain health benefits to sleeping on your side, and the same goes for sleeping on your back.

When it comes to sleeping on your side, you have choices. You only have two choices, but which one you choose does actually matter. If you sleep on your left side, it comes with certain health benefits that you’re going to want to know about. Yet you don’t want to always sleep on your left side. It would be a good idea to actually switch sides from time to time.

You might primarily sleep on your left side, but sleep on your right side occasionally, too. And if you’re interested in sleeping in the best positions, try to get comfortable with sleeping on your back from time to time as well. You might have to really work at getting yourself to stay in those positions, but it will happen.

One of the ways that you can help retrain yourself is by using body pillows. That’s just one idea, and the idea is you have to get comfortable in those positions. If you’re like me, sleeping on your stomach is the most comfortable, and we just have to get over that, don’t we? To be truthful, I like starting out on my back. That is while I’m resting. And I sometimes switch to my left side. When I get sleepy, however, I tend to want to get all comfy on my stomach, one leg out to the side, and hit the hay.

I can tell you one thing that will help you sleep on your left side, but I think you already know what I mean. Cuddling requires two people, or as I mentioned, you can train yourself with a body pillow. Usually the body pillow is placed behind your back, not in front of you. That keeps you from flipping over, but it’s not going to help you if you want to flip over on your stomach, which again, is the worst sleeping position.

Is A Memory Foam Mattress Going To Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep?

Is a memory foam mattress going to be the best option for getting a good night’s sleep? It’s not a bad solution for sure, but there are the pros and cons to consider. Naturally, there are also different types of memory foam, mattresses and brands. There are hybrid mattresses that include memory foam as part of the composition. You have many choices, and you want to know if a memory foam mattress you choose is going to help you sleep better.

A memory foam mattress at face value sure does seem like it would be a great fit. It contours to your body, and those mattresses aren’t supposed to be like coil mattresses that can hold all kinds of dust and allergens. That doesn’t mean that a memory foam mattress is going to be free of dust and allergens. It’s just one of the advantages of having a memory foam mattress.

Some people report mattresses made of memory foam to have lasting imprints of their bodies. Now of course that’s not good. Yet the memory foam is soft enough to be repositioned, right? Yes it is, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be in the most comfortable position. Granted, you wouldn’t expect that to happen to a new memory foam mattress, and in this case, warranty does come into play.

You want to pay attention to the warranty of any mattress you buy. If you decide to get a new mattress, you want to know that it is going to last a long time. When choosing whether or not to get a mattress made with memory foam, you can do some comparisons. What are your other choices? Do those choices have better warranties? Do those mattresses come with better sleep ratings, and do they garner better reviews?

You’re going to want to look closely at this purchase decision. Now, here’s another suggestion. Have you used a memory foam pillow before? For sure, a pillow is different than a mattress, but it would give you an idea as to what a memory foam mattress would be like. If you are thinking about getting a matress composed of memory foam, then why not test drive a memory foam pillow?

Personally, I used to like memory foam pillows a lot. I’m still a fan, but I’m not as big of a fan as I used to be. Granted, I haven’t explored every possible product out there, and there are some pillows and mattresses that are better than others. And to be clear, I’m still a fan of memory foam pillows and mattresses. It’s just that I’ve had an awkward experience with one of the memory foam pillows lately.

Are you going to get a good night’s sleep on a memory foam mattress? You bet you are, and that goes for using a memory foam pillow, too. You are about to find that out if you move forward with your purchase decision. My cautionary statement and quick look at the pros and cons is just to get you to think before you buy.