When you crawl into bed, you likely have a go-to sleep position. It may take a bit of tossing and turning to get into it, but eventually you’ll assume a position you favor. However, did you know that not all sleeping positions are created equal? What may feel the most comfortable could actually have a negative impact on your health. We’ve outlined popular sleeping positions, and their corresponding advantages and disadvantages, so you can determine what adjustments you need to make in order to diminish any harmful effects.
Back Sleeping Positions
- Starfish – On your back with both arms stretched upwards toward your head.
- Soldier – Flat on your back with arms resting downward and near the side of your body.
Side Sleeping Positions
- Fetal – Side sleeping with knees brought up to chest; this is the most common sleeping position.
- Yearner – Lying on your side with arms outstretched horizontally from your body.
- Log – Side sleeping with arms down alongside your body
Stomach Sleeping Positions
- Freefall - On your stomach with both hands up.
The Best Mattress for All Sleeping PositionsAs we age and develop, our body’s change, which requires a shift in how we find a comfortable sleep position. It could be caused by an injury or physical changes such as pregnancy or health conditions, or simply just by getting older. The most responsive bed that can adapt to an evolving physicality is an adjustable air mattress. Night Air® beds deliver an unmatched capacity to provide customized relief and relaxation. Compare to Sleep Number® and see how we can provide you with optimal sleep positions for a better night’s sleep.