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Pay Attention to Your Sleep Position

Minutes to a Healthier You . . .

It's not only the eight hours of sleep you get, or the 60 minutes you spend at the gym that help you become the healthiest you can be, but the little things that only take a few minutes, even seconds.

Tonight when you go to bed, take one minute to assess your sleep position. For ultimate back and neck comfort, you should try to lie on your side or back, not your stomach. If this is not comfortable for you, try putting a pillow in between your knees (if your on your side) or under your knees (if you're on your back) for better support. Ensuring a good sleep position helps to ensure a good night's sleep, which is essential to your health.

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rpenner rpenner 9 years
i'm a back or side sleeper. i just can not fall asleep on my stomach.
sunkissbabe sunkissbabe 9 years
I was reading some of the comments and i'm the exact same way!! I must fall asleep on my stomach or else it's practically impossible..I always end up waking up either lying on my back or side...what can I say, i've been conditioned since birth to sleep on my stomach.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 9 years
yeah, I can't fall asleep if I'm not on my stomach.... I've tried! But I just can't. Although I do put a small pillow under my hips...
emalove emalove 9 years
I sleep on my back...occasionally, I'll roll onto my side during my sleep, but I ALWAYS fall asleep on my back. I can't sleep on my stomach, there's nothing more uncomfortable to me. I have TMJ, and my jaw and neck are often achey, and sleeping on my stomach only intensifies that pain.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I always sleep on my side. I can't fall asleep if I'm in any other position for whatever reason. I also need two pillows so my head is comfy too.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
I can't sleep unless I'm on my stomach. Just doesn't work.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I never could sleep on my stomach.. it's just not comfortable for me!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm a stomach sleeper too.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I always lay half on my stomach half on my side with a pillow cuddling me between my legs :)
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
i can't fall asleep unless i'm on my stomach. But after I'm asleep I move more to my side. I love sleep!
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