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
If you're a chronic stomach sleeper, it's easier to transition to sleeping on your side than it is to your back. Dr. Breus suggests wearing two t-shirts to bed. Between the two shirts, rest a football on your stomach. The football will keep you from comfortably rolling onto your stomach and should help you naturally transition to side sleeping in seven to ten days. But if sleeping with a football seems a little, er ... inconvenient, try sleeping with a body pillow (or partaking in some spooning.) "Holding the object close will keep you from rolling forward onto your face and stomach, but you'll still feel as though you're sleeping in a forward position," says Dr. Day. If all else fails and you still find yourself facedown each night, Dr. Melamed recommends a firm mattress to support the natural curve of your spine and to keep you from over-arching.
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