best posture to achieve good rest while sleeping

Your posture while sleeping can affect your overall health.  Sleeping on your back is considered the best posture to achieve good rest.  It also helps prevent back and neck pain, fatigue, heartburn and wrinkles. There could be a down side to sleeping supine however.  When we sleep on our backs, gravity forces the base of the tongue to collapse into the airway, which obstructs breathing and can lead to snoring.


Sleeping on your back allows your head, neck, and spine to rest in a neutral position so that there’s no extra pressure on those areas and you’re less likely to experience pain.  The ideal pillow fit depends on which type of sleeper you are (back, side, stomach).  The pillow should keep its shape, even when you move, and should not need to be fluffed often.  It should keep your head in “neutral alignment,” so that it is not too far back or too far forward.https://sleep.org/articles/what-pillow-is-best-for-you/


Many of us have a decreased neck (cervical) curve.  A flattened curve is often referred to as a military neck, meaning the cervical spine is straight instead of having the normal “C-shaped” curve.  A military neck typically results from poor neck posture which is sustained or repeated for long periods of time.  It can also result from a pillow that lacks proper support.  A pillow that is too high or using 2 or more pillows when lying on your back worsens a military neck.https://www.necksolutions.com/best-pillow-for-military-neck/