Sleep better: 5 Tips for Lateral Sleepers

That the sleeping position affects your health – this knowledge may be assumed (and if not, then we have explained it in detail ;-)!). You sleep in the side position? If you bend your legs and curl your head a bit, so you sleep in the fetal position, then you relieve your back. That's good. But to have a really healthy and thus restful sleep, it still needs some small adjustments:

How to improve your sleeping position

The pillow is the stopgap. That sounds flippant, but it's meant that there should be no gap between your neck and the mattress. Because then you wake up with a severely tense neck. A foam pad that adapts smoothly to the contours of your neck is therefore optimal for you. Your pillow should not be too high or too low. Your head should not lean too far forward or too far back in sleep. In order for your neck to be in the optimal position, you should pull the pillow down so that it adapts perfectly to your neck. Sleep with a pillow between your knees. Yes, it sounds strange. But actually a pillow between your legs helps relieve the pressure on the hips and lower back. Choose the right mattress. We, who prefer to sleep in a lateral position, are far better off with a slightly softer and more flexible mattress. Because it adapts better to the body shape and the differently distributed body pressure. If the mattress is too tight, then you feel a little stiff the next morning. Stretch after getting up. As a study of the Harvard University found out: We side sleepers tend to curl up more and more during the night and thus also cramp. That is why it is especially important that we stretch and stretch as extensively as possible after waking up. By the way: Here you can find out if the sleeping position has any influence on the sagging chest.