We bought a new mattress.
In the instructions, under ‘looking after your mattress’ it says to rotate it every week for 3 months and then every so months.
This is needed:
But why am I telling you about mattress care?
Well, because this illustrates what I am going to tell you about sleeping positions.
While we sleep we also want our body to:
What would happen in the body if we look for the one position to sleep in?
If we always sleep on the same side of the body, night in, night out, year after year, all the 3 points above are going to be compromised.
Is there such thing as the best position to sleep in?
Well, no there isn’t.
Ideally, you want to vary the way you sleep – just as we rotate the mattress.
I don’t have one position for sleep, I vary.
I spend some time on my back, some on my sides and there is another interesting position (for me) which is neither on the belly nor on the side but between, with one knee up (hugging my pillow).
This is, however, a (good) habit I’ve conscientiously created over the years.
Another habit I have created, with my man (because we spoon…), is to change over bed sides during the night, every night.
So, for instance, if one of us gets up to go for a wee, we automatically swap sides.
If we don’t get up, we roll over, some nights more than once.
It’s very rare that we don’t do it, because we created the habit.
And as the saying goes ‘good habits die hard’ – yes, OK, I know it’s ‘bad habits…’ but good habits die hard, too (because it’s not about the bad or the good, it’s THE HABIT).
That’s why it is worth investing our time and effort in creating good habits, they hang around (and replace the bad ones)!
So, if you are wondering what the best position to sleep in is, know that the best position to sleep in is not to have one position but to vary it.
Do let me know below in the comments area.
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