The way you sleep is like spices to food—eating something nutritious will satisfy your hunger and fuel your body, but without the right spices, it just falls flat. The same can be said for sleeping positions; without the right position, your sleep and comfort can fall short. You might still get enough sleep, but the sleep position you choose can make or break your sleep quality and health more than you realize.
In this article, we’re going to focus specifically on stomach sleeping. Lying on your stomach is one of the least popular and least common sleep positions due to the pressure it puts on your spine and neck, among other things. Whether sleeping on your stomach feels comfortable to you or you’re lying on your stomach for a specific reason—it often does more harm than good.
Continue reading to learn more about the effects that stomach sleeping has, in addition to tips that can help you avoid these unwanted bodily aches and pains down the road.