All sleeps in a different manner depending on the location they prefer. Some people choose to sleep on their backs, while others prefer to sleep on their stomachs or on their sides. Certain people will not sleep until they have switched to their preferred sleeping position. However, did you know that your sleeping position has an effect on your health?
While sleeping on your stomach is very comfortable and prevents sleep apnea and repetitive snoring, it can have a negative impact on your health. Sleeping on your stomach will result in extreme pains and issues in your midsection. As a result, from your waist to your shoulders, passing through your spinal cord.
Here are some of the reasons why sleeping on your stomach is not a good idea.
Sleeping on your stomach is risky because your arteries and backbone become very narrow and your head will be turned sideways. The brain does not receive enough oxygen when this occurs.
Lack of oxygen to the brain is a problem for people with high cholesterol and blocked arteries. This is very dangerous because it may lead to serious brain injury or death.
Sleeping on your stomach compresses your chest to the point that you can struggle to get enough oxygen to breathe. Instead of feeling refreshed in the morning, you will feel more drained.
Another effect of sleeping on the stomach is that organs such as the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and pancreas are put under pressure. It also has the potential to cause gastritis, acid reflux, and ulcers.
According to studies, sleeping on your stomach can cause wrinkles on your face over time. The pillow constantly compresses the cells on your face, and the symptoms are still clear in the morning.
Sleeping on your stomach can also cause your knees, elbows, and feet to curl. Sores and strains can result as a result of this.
However, there are moments when sleeping on your stomach is beneficial. As a result of a long day's work, one's back and shoulders can hurt, and one may choose to sleep on one's stomach to get some relief. If this occurs, shift positions for a short time. When sleeping on their stomach, children under the age of one(1) feel safe and protected. As a result, it aids in the relief of cramps, allowing them to sleep for longer periods of time.
How can you sleep through the night without shifting positions to sleep on your back, one may wonder? Sewing some tiny balls or hair rollers in front of your night gown is one trick you can use. It would be impossible for you to sleep on your stomach at night if you do this.
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