Sleep can become a complicated affair, especially if you suffer from insomnia or you are a light sleeper. Never mind that you might have a snorer next to the bed with you or a crying baby/toddler to deal with.
There are a few key points to consider with sleeping patterns:
- How firm/soft is the bed?
- How supportive is the pillow?
- How dark is the room?
- How is your posture before lying down?
The number 1 sleeping posture recommended by our advanced team at Spirohealth for sleeping is side lying, followed by back lying and a definite ‘no-no’ is stomach sleeping.
Why? This is because you are squashing all your internal organs for hours on end. It makes it such hard work for your body to get air into your lungs and provide the vital oxygen that all our tissues need to function properly never mind the healing of tissues that goes on while we sleep. You will more often than not wake up really slowly, with a headache, foggy and not feeling rested. If you are a stomach sleeper all is not lost, there will be a reason why your body likes this twisted up position. Please contact us for a free discovery session at Spirohealth to find out more.
Some say that lying on your left side is the best side to sleep on as this helps with the drainage of major blood vessels and aids digestion. You will find one side will feel more comfortable to you, usually the side facing away from your partner. This also plays into how ‘twisted’ your body is internally.
*A Pregnant mom past 20 weeks is not advised to sleep on her back as this may compromise blood flow to and from the baby.
When beds and pillows are old and soft they provide no support to your body. I know you love your feather pillows but these could be literally ‘hunching’ you over and affecting your sleep patterns negatively.
We do not recommend memory foam as a material for any bedding, pillows or shoes. To find out why please join us at our next Sit, Sleep, Standing educational event at Spirohealth. We also sell ‘posture perfect’ pillows at Spiroheath, please contact us to order.
The darkness of the room has a major impact on balance of certain hormones that play integral roles on your sleep cycles. They say you should not be able to see your hand in front of your face if the darkness is correct.
If you would like any more information on sleeping or any other health related questions please get in touch