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Sleep Position – A Good Night’s Sleep

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Are there correct and incorrect positions to sleep in? Experts say there is no “right” way to sleep however, if you experience pain or have nagging injuries there are positions that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. Certain sleeping positions can also aggravate pain and affect the recovery process. At 57%, a majority of Americans sleep on their sides, while 17% sleep on their back and 11% on their stomachs. Generally, sleeping on your stomach isn’t recommended due to constraints placed on the neck, but each sleep position has advantages and disadvantages.

This helpful graphic breaks down different positions based on any aches or pains that may be keeping you up at night:

Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, it is important to choose a pillow or a bed wedge that fits your preferred sleeping position to further relieve aches and pains.

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