The Worst To Best Sleeping Positions For Quality Sleep At Night

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The inability to get restful sleep can be as debilitating as it is frustrating. While there may be an endless list of causes that result in disturbed sleep such as overthinking, heartburn and caffeine amongst others, your sleeping position, too, affects the quality of sleep and how easy it is for you to drift off.

That said, here are the four most common sleeping postures, ranked from the worst to the best for amazing sleep. Just like any other habit, the position in which you are used to sleeping took time for your body to get used to, and unfortunately will also take the same amount of time, if not more, to break out of.

Foetal position
This curled-up body posture is, surprisingly, ranked the worst of all for sleep. When the limbs are drawn in toward the torso, the body may signal the nervous system indicating that it is in a fight or flight position, hence telling the body that it is not safe to shut down for sleep. This sleeping position does relieve period cramps though.

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