The Perfect Sleeping Positions To Fix Common Body Problems

The Perfect Sleeping Positions To Fix Common Body Problems

The amount of sleep you get every night is important, but what’s even more important is that the sleep you’re getting is good sleep. If you have aches, pains, indigestion or tend to snore, these are the positions that can help cure what ails you.

This helpful graphic from The Wall Street Journal points out some common trouble spots and how you can adjust the way you sleep to make sure you have sweet dreams. Back pain? Try a pillow between your knees. Acid Reflux or indigestion? Elevate your head with some more comfy pillows or a few bricks under your bed’s legs. Don’t waste your precious sleeping hours by forcing yourself to sleep uncomfortably. For more information on how your sleeping position can affect you, check out the complete Wall Street Journal article at the link below.

Find the Perfect Sleep Position [The Wall Street Journal via Best Infographics]


  • “Shoulder pain – Avoid sleeping on the side with the painful shoulder”

    That’s some wise advice right there. No one would have thought of that themselves…

  • If they hadnt mentioned that obvious fact would you have written a comment pointing that out too? 😉

  • You might think its obvious but it actually helps some injury pain to lie on the I juried shoulder, EG Neuropathic Pain! I know after the initial car accident I couldn’t lie on that shoulder in 1998 but years later it helped the pain but now it’s worse again … Go Figure … Not Everything is as it always seems!

  • I have mild scoliosis which results in back and shoulder pain, and I’ve been told I should sleep on my back to minimise it. But when I sleep on my back I get sleep paralysis and sleep apnea, which is worsened by sleeping on my back.

    • I used to get have both scoliosis and sleep paralysis. I still slept on the side. I asked my chiro ways to sleep on the side. It’s hard to explain how here but basically I would have one leg up so it’s bent (the one on top) and put a pillow underneath it

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