Health & Beauty
Position Yourself for Better Sleep
Waking up on the right side of the bed could be as simple as changing your sleep posture
Sleep Ranking: Ideal
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If you already sleep on your back, congratulations! Keep on with your snoozing style. "Sleeping on your back is the ideal position, because it displaces your weight and puts less strain on your skeletal frame," says psychologist Michael Breus, Ph.D., board certified in clinical sleep disorders and author of "The Sleep Doctors Diet Plan: Simple Rules for Losing Weight While You Sleep." In other words, you'll have fewer problems with back and neck pain than with other positions. Sleeping on your back also puts less wrinkle-inducing pressure and friction on your face. "If you're sleeping on your back already, you can easily add another pillow under your head to help with puffiness under the eyes," says dermatologist Doris Day, M.D., author of "Forget the Facelift." The slight elevation keeps fluid from building up under your eyes as you sleep.
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