5/11/2011 9:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Health
Doing crazy things while you sleepwalk isn’t the only way your health can be affected while you saw logs at night!
The position in which you sleep can affect different aspects of your health. Most positions affect your health positively in one way, but negatively in another.
Here’s a basic guide to the health affects of various positions.
Recovery Position (on your side, legs fairly staight)
Good for: Acid reflux
Bad for: Wrinkles
The Corpse (lying on your back)
Good for: Arthritis
Bad for: Asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, heart health
Fetal Position (curled up into a ball)
Good for: Lower back pain
Bad for: Neck pain, headaches
Spooning (with a partner)
Good for: Reducing stress
Bad for: Causing aches and pains
The Sunbather (lying on your stomach)
Good for: Snoring
Bad for: Teeth grinding, pain and numbness in hands
[Image via AP Images.]
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