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What Position Do You Usually Sleep In?

SodaHead Living 2013/01/21 02:42:35
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Experts say that there is no one right way to sleep. However, most of us (57%) sleep on our sides, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by mattress maker Tempur-Pedic. 17%, the next largest percentage, sleep on their backs, while 11% sleep on their stomachs. The remaining respondents vary their sleeping positions.

"It's important that people take time to think about how they position themselves when they sleep," Peggy Brill, an orthopedic physical therapist from NYC, told the Wall Street Journal. "Rest is important for the muscular skeletal system to recover. The proteins get back into the muscles, there's rejuvenation of the body, so you want to be in a healthy anatomical position when you sleep."

According to experts it can be beneficial to vary your sleeping position to avoid always compressing or stretching one side of your body. Additionally, certain positions are better than others for individuals with certain conditions. If you have neck pain you should avoid sleeping on your stomach. Staying off your back can help those with sleep apnea/snoring or acid reflux.

What about you SodaHeads? What position do you usually sleep in?

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  • Lei 2013/07/01 02:44:39
    Stomach
    Lei
    Oops I clicked the wrong one, I sleep on my side
  • thezilch 2013/02/17 01:04:43 (edited)
  • dezzi 2013/02/12 18:07:17
    Other (please leave a comment)
    dezzi
    I sleep bunched up like a baby I can't help it .
  • Chewie 2013/02/08 14:56:38
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Chewie
    i don't know,i'm asleep! lol
  • La 2013/02/08 06:06:41
    Side
    La
    Snuggled up with my boyfriend.
  • Alisa 2013/01/29 06:40:26
    Stomach
    Alisa
    it's easier for me to fall asleep on my stomach
  • La Alisa 2013/02/08 06:08:15
    La
    Do you get neck issues from that? I have heard it's bad for your neck....
  • Alisa La 2013/02/14 04:02:56
    Alisa
    not so far. i hope it's not bad.
  • John Smith 2013/01/28 08:07:00
    Side
    John Smith
    I've never slept on my back or my stomach.
  • Knight Of Blood 2013/01/28 05:57:10
    Stomach
    Knight Of Blood
    i cant sleep any other way .-.
  • tjohn6763 2013/01/27 08:35:16
    Back
    tjohn6763
    Always have for some reason
  • sneekyfoot 2013/01/25 15:04:14
    Other (please leave a comment)
    sneekyfoot
    dog fashion
  • lorenzo ElMenzo 2013/01/23 15:42:51
    Other (please leave a comment)
    lorenzo ElMenzo
    on my side, with my huge, stuffed, Teddy Bear, between, my legs! :)
  • Silverlocust 2013/01/23 15:10:03
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Silverlocust
    On top.
  • Meimoe★ 2013/01/23 14:54:28
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Meimoe★
    +1
    i move around alot
  • Chanel 2013/01/23 12:52:27
  • ᗩda 乂 2013/01/23 11:52:46
    Side
    ᗩda 乂
    +2
    Always use a good quality mattress and correct sleeping posture so not to put strain on your back and neck.

    This particular sleeping arrangement is poor
  • Merlin 2013/01/23 07:47:24
    Side
    Merlin
    +1
    On my side, curled up.
  • gvc 2013/01/23 06:29:40
    Side
    gvc
    Actually I kinda flop around from side to stomach to back and then repeat all throughout the night.
  • ~Lionheart~ 2013/01/23 06:22:43
    Other (please leave a comment)
    ~Lionheart~
    +1
    Apparently, I fall asleep on my back only to wake up on the floor. Go figure.
  • Gryffindor53 2013/01/23 05:48:55
    Side
    Gryffindor53
    Curled up
  • bobdole 2013/01/23 05:14:41
    Side
    bobdole
    im the big spoon
  • Anna 2013/01/23 04:31:10
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Anna
    +1
    I end up in some twisted position normally.
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/23 04:08:11 (edited)
    Back
    Bibliophilic
    I can only fall asleep on my back
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/01/23 00:33:16
    Stomach
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +1
    I usually sleep on my stomach or my side. I very rarely sleep on my back.
  • KaWa 2013/01/23 00:26:32
    Side
    KaWa
    I used to fall asleep in freefall position, and was unable to fall asleep any other way. Now, though, I always try and fall asleep in the fetal position on my right, since that's easy on your heart and actually the most comfortable for me, but for some reason I can't sleep unless I'm in the fetal position on the left side, instead, oddly enough. Who knows what determines your body's preferences?
  • SezMichael 2013/01/23 00:15:30
    Other (please leave a comment)
    SezMichael
    I go through them all including some I can't explain.
  • Cat 2013/01/22 23:52:01
    Back
    Cat
    Wooppps..I meant side
  • piegirl333 2013/01/22 23:44:45 (edited)
    Side
    piegirl333
    and sometimes stomach. I can lay on my back, but can't sleep on it unless its for like a breif nap and I was really tired. And why is Sodahead living?? =P
  • Naime 2013/01/22 22:03:46
    Stomach
    Naime
    I'm kind of worried about the option that says 'other'....
  • Amelia 2013/01/22 20:06:16
    Side
    Amelia
    Freefall and fetal. You?
  • Brave & Crazy 2013/01/22 20:02:23
    Back
    Brave & Crazy
    Used to be my side, but now that I have a comfy bed I find I sleep the best on my back.
  • Little Miss Monster 2013/01/22 19:21:45
    Side
    Little Miss Monster
    I usually sleep on my side or my back or in any random pose that I wind up with all of the blankets and pillows on the floor some mornings. My stomach is not really comfortable to sleep on.
  • Brad 2013/01/22 18:47:59
    Side
    Brad
    Curled up like a little baby :)
  • Bronar 2013/01/22 18:43:34
    Back
    Bronar
    I fall asleep on my stomach and always wake up on my back.
  • Rick the Avenger 2013/01/22 18:40:53
  • American Girl 2013/01/22 18:35:50
    Side
    American Girl
    On my side.
  • xxdudeitsbellaxx 2013/01/22 18:34:11
    Side
    xxdudeitsbellaxx
    But really it depends.

    John: You would want to know wouldnt you?
    Ringo: I cuddle with my drumsticks.
    George: I cuddle with R- i mean my bag of lays crisps..
    Paul: with my back against the wall! @__@ (refering to when he was in jail and he would sleep wit his back against the wall for fear of prison rape)
  • Destiny SizzleWink 2013/01/22 18:27:13
    Stomach
    Destiny SizzleWink
    or side
  • jabberwocky 2013/01/22 18:09:28
    Side
    jabberwocky
    or curled up in a ball.

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