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These Are the Best Sleeping Positions for a Good Night’s Sleep

Find the best sleeping position for you and get the rest you need with this simple guide.

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Which is the Best Sleeping Position for You?

When you lie down to rest, you should stick with whatever you find comfortable at any given moment, because comfort promotes slumber. Ergonomically speaking though, it’s good to mix things up: over the long run, lying the same way every night could lead to aches and pains. Here’s how to determine the best sleeping position for you.

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If You Suffer from Back or Neck Pain…

Experiment until you find a way to minimize your discomfort. You can use pillows for support.

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If You Suffer from Heartburn…

Elevate your head by approximately 15 centimetres to stop food from backing up into your esophagus.

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If You Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea…

Avoid lying on your back, so gravity won’t be working against your airways.

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Reader's Digest Canada
Originally Published in Reader's Digest Canada