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The 10 Best Sleep Positions For Optimal Rest

Getting a good night’s sleep is important. Sleep heals our brain recharge and gives us the rest of our body needs to be able to function throughout the day. But getting a good night's rest is not as easy as it sounds. For you, it could be difficult to relax your mind or even just find a position that you feel comfortable to sleep.

That is why we have come up with a list of ten sleep positions for optimal rest on those nights when you really need it. So keep reading to see what sleeping position appeals to you, so you can get optimal sleep tonight!

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10 Fetal Position

The fetal position is a great way to sleep if you are not getting a good night's rest. This is a great position because it lets your spine to rest in its natural alignment with the rest of your body.

According to MedicalNewsToday, this position is also great for optimal rest due to the fact when we are in our mother's womb the fetal position is a natural way that we rested as a growing baby. You won’t get flashbacks to being in the womb in this position, but you will get a good night’s sleep!

9 Laying On Your Back

Sleeping on your back is probably the first position you start your night in before you decide to try another position. But moving forward you might want to stay on your back the rest of the night for some good sleep. According to MedicalNewsToday when a person sleeps on their backs helps align the head, neck, and spine meaning that you will not wake up feeling sore for sleeping in the wrong position.

Laying down and sleeping on your back is the perfect position if you have trouble sleeping through the night due to body parts hurting.

8 Laying on Your Right Side

Have there ever been times when you go to bed and you wake up still in a fog, not even sure how long you slept because your mind was racing? If you said “yes” then you are going to want to sleep lying on your right side for now on.

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7 Laying On Your Left Side

If you are a person that has poor blood circulation in certain areas of your body then you are going to want to sleep on your left side moving forward. Sleeping on your left side while you sleep can improve blood circulation to the body.

So maybe you are known for having bad circulation to your toes or even to your fingers, try sleeping on your left side to see if that helps and see how having an ease of mind can help you get the sleep you need.

6 Sleeping Face Down With A Pillow Under Your Stomach

Though sleeping face down may night be ideal for everyone, if you have had trouble getting the rest you need, then you need to try sleeping face down with a pillow under your stomach.

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According to MedicalNewsToday, sleeping like this can help improve spinal alignment meaning less pain for you during sleep and when you wake up. By having the pillow under your stomach it helps keep your spine from sinking into the bed and propping it up to the rest of your body. So grab a pillow and try this position for a good night's sleep!

5 Sleeping Face-Down With A Pillow Under Your Forehead

If you have tried the previous position and it did not give you a good night’s sleep like you were hoping, then you should try the alternative to that position. Sleeping face down with a pillow under your forehead is another face-down position that can help get you the optimal rest you need.

This position is great to block out surrounding lights to provide darkness, and to relieve neck stress. This position can be achieved by placing a small pillow or even a rolled-up towel at your forehead to prop it up to allow more breathing in a face-down position. THe propping of the forehead is a good idea via MedicalNewsToday.

4 Side Sleeping With A Pillow Between Your Knees

Sometimes getting a good night rest is hard to do when you are having aches and pains from your hips. This could cause you to keep rolling around the bed until morning arrives. To combine any hip pain try placing a pillow between your knees to help ease the pressure.

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When you add a pillow between your knees when you sleep on your side you are aligned and taking all of the pressure off your hips which could lead to a better night rest for you. 

3 Sleep On You Back In A Recline Position

Just like the rest of the world is evolving so are beds. Long are the days of just springs in a mattress and now we are in an era where we have memory foam beds and beds you can adjust your sleeping position. So if you have an adjustable bed try sleeping in a reclined position on your back to get optimal sleep.

Even if you do not have an adjustable bed try stacking pillows until you are in a recline position. Sleeping in a recline position can help lower back pain resulting in better sleep.

2 Soldier Position

Another great way to sleep on your back in the soldier position. The soldier position is when you are on your back with your legs straight out in front of you with your arms to your side touching your body. Sleeping in the soldier position can help acid reflux.

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And if you have acid reflux problems you know just how bad and frustrating it can be when all you want to do is sleep and your acid reflux is acting up according to WebMD. Give yourself the much-needed sleep your body deserves and try sleeping in the soldier position.

1 Starfish Position

The last position that can really help you get optimal rest at night is the starfish position. For the starfish position, you lay back down on your bed with your arms and legs apart. This position is great to allow your body freedom and to ensure that you not touching yourself which can ultimately cool your body temperature down for a good night’s rest.

With a cooler body temperature, your brain doesn’t need to focus on cool your body and can just focus on the rest it needs to function.

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