What Are The Best Sleeping Positions

What Are The Best Sleeping Positions

On average, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, which is why it stands to reason that the position we spend this time in is incredibly important. Finding the perfect sleeping position will not only ensure comfort but also promote better sleep quality and overall health. At 10:PM, we’re committed to helping Australians everywhere find the quickest and easiest solution to a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s back sleeping, side sleeping, or stomach sleeping, we’ll break down the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is best suited for you.

Back Sleeping

Sleeping on your back is often touted as one of the best sleeping positions. When you lie on your back, your spine remains in a neutral position, which can help alleviate pressure points and promote proper alignment. This position is particularly beneficial for individuals with back pain or neck pain. Using a supportive pillow under the knees can also help maintain the spine's natural curve and enhance comfort for back sleepers. However, for individuals prone to snoring or sleep apnea, this position may only serve to exacerbate these issues.

  • Help to alleviate pressure points
  • Promotes proper alignment
  • Recommended for individuals with back or neck pain
  • Can exacerbate snoring or sleep apnea

Side Sleeping

Sleeping on your side is one of the most popular choices in bed. Side sleeping is also beneficial for people who snore or have sleep apnea, as it helps open the airways. When sleeping on your side, we recommend maintaining proper alignment using a supportive pillow between the knees to prevent strain on the lower back and hips. Moreover, some people may feel shoulder pain if they don’t properly support their arm while in this position. Thankfully, the medium-plush firmness of our 10:03 mattresses is well-suited for side sleepers as it provides extra contouring for the hips and shoulders.

  • Beneficial for people who snore or have sleep apnea
  • Helps keep the airways open
  • Improper arm support may cause shoulder pain

Stomach Sleeping

Despite feeling comfortable for some people, stomach sleeping is generally regarded as the least optimal position. This is related to several factors, including increased strain on the neck and lower back, which can lead to potential long-term issues. Moreover, while it can help relieve sleep apnea symptoms, it is generally not recommended as a long-term solution. For people who prefer sleeping in this position, our 10:01 mattresses are ideal as their medium firmness provides solid support to reduce the strain experienced on the body.

  • Can help relieve apnea symptoms (but not recommended in the long-term)
  • Increased strain on the neck and lower back

Which Should You Choose?

Regarding the optimal sleeping position, there's no universally correct choice. It varies based on personal preferences and any existing health issues. Generally, sleeping on the back or side is considered favourable, though each position has its considerations. We recommend experimenting with the different sleeping styles on a quality mattress to find what works best. Fortunately, at 10:PM, our memory foam mattresses are designed to accommodate all sleeping positions. This is thanks to our products' exclusive Comfort Flex technology, which adapts to your unique contours and alleviates pressure points. View our full range!

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