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: Eh, at least you're not sleeping on your face
Who/What It's Good For:
If you're pregnant, have heartburn or sinus issues (or simply can't sleep staring straight at the ceiling), it's best to sleep on your side. "The left side is best for heartburn or acid reflux, because the position keeps your stomach below your esophagus," says Dr. Breus. A side sleeping position also keeps your tongue from falling to the back of your throat, which causes you to snore. Pregnant women may find side sleeping can improve blood flow and the amount of nutrients being delivered to the baby, as well as reduce swelling in their hands, feet and ankles (of course a killer high heel obsession a la Kim Kardashian will probably undo all of those benefits).
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