Which sleeping position is the best? The answer is not a very simple one due to all of the factors that determine what kind of sleeper you are.
This blog is all about the back sleeper and what products can help you get a more restful nights sleep.
Let’s start out with some facts about the back sleeping position. Although experts claim that sleeping on your back is the best resting position, back sleepers make up the smallest percent of all sleepers coming in at 14%. Sleeping on your back can prevent wrinkles because there is nothing pushing against your face in an unnatural way. Next, back sleepers see less complications from acid reflux. Furthermore, sleeping on your back is good for your head, neck and the natural curvature of your spine, that is if you are using the correct pillow. One downfall of sleeping on your back is that snoring is usually more frequent and severe for those who are snorers.
A good pillow buying guide for back sleepers is to purchase a pillow that does not offer so much loft that your head is forced forward, imagine looking at your toes the entire night. Pillows such as the Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Pillow and the Memory Foam Pillow offer the perfect amount of loft for back sleepers to relieve neck pain and get an awesome night sleep.
Next let’s focus your attention to your mattress. People who sleep on their back often experience lower back pain, and that's not a surprise, as many of them are sleeping on mattresses that don't suit their sleeping style. If a mattress is too firm, it won't conform to the curves of your body, leaving the natural arch in your lower back strained. When you sleep in an unhealthy position such as this, not only will you wake up with aches and pains, but you won't experience the deep, restorative sleep that your body needs to function properly.
If you do have a mattress that is too firm you should consider adding a mattress topper to your bedding set up. Mattress toppers such at such as the Extra Plush Fitted Mattress Topper by Exceptional Sheets should give your mattress the extra support needed to conform to the curvature of your spine. No matter what your sleeping position is, there are plenty of products to support your style. Although this post has focused on the back sleeping position stay tuned for posts geared toward the side and stomach sleeper demographic.