Are you someone who usually awakes from a long night's sleep with aches and pains? Specialists believe it may be because of the way that you're sleeping. Studies have shown that the way you sleep can significantly impact your health and the way that you feel.
While most people sleep half the night on their backs, the rest of the night is usually spent on either the left or right sides. Patients usually experience lower back pain, shoulder pain, breathing difficulty, and even sleep apnea. Sleep Specialists recommend choosing a mattress based on your comfort level, and also taking a further step to choose pillows that are suitable for your neck and shoulders. These extra measures can really help alleviate the pain and help guarantee a better night's sleep. Dr. Tartaglia, a Sleep Specialist at Lima Memorial Hospital, says while there is a possibility that some patients are pre-disposed to medical conditions such as deviated septums, obesity, and sleep, your sleeping position can enhance the symptoms. He also says one of the positives to moving in your sleep is the proper flow of secretions by the lungs in your body. If you or someone you know fears a health concern based on sleeping, specialists recommend consulting your primary physician or visiting a sleep specialist.