Does Your Sleeping Position Really Matter?

Does Your Sleeping Position Really Matter?

Do you stretch your limbs out to all four corners of the bed, or curl up in the fetal position? What does that say about the quality of your sleep? Well, scientists know a few things for certain. The quality of your sleep affects your overall health, including things like memory, weight maintenance and mood. And there are a few key differences about each sleeping position too.

The Side Sleeper

Side sleeping is the most common sleeping position. It helps open up your airway and reduce snoring, which is why it’s recommended for those struggling with heavy snoring or potential sleep apnea. Side sleeping is also recommended during pregnancy, and strategically placed pillows can make sleeping on your side even more comfortable. For proper spinal alignment, pull your knees in slightly and add a pillow between them. Avoid arm numbness by hugging a pillow and avoid propping your head up with your arms.

The Back Sleeper

Back sleeping is also a common position, and while it can relieve pressure on your joints, it can also exacerbate snoring and sleep apnea. It can, however, relieve tension in your lower back, if you tuck a pillow under your knees. It also cuts down on heartburn, as it keeps your head elevated above your chest.

The Stomach Sleeper

We never recommend this sleeping position and one of the disadvantages is that it can cause neck strain and if you sleep with your arms overhead, numbness and tingling. To better align your spine, try to work on sleeping in either the back or side position.

No matter which position you sleep in, the quality of your mattress is going to play a key role in your comfort. And with the SpineAlign Luxury Hybrid mattress, you know you're sleeping on the most advanced mattress available.

SpineAlign Pillow: Our pillow is designed with 3 zippered chambers, one on the left side, one on the center, and one on the right side. All zippers are on the back of the pillow. Simply unzip each chamber and maneuvre or remove fill as necessary. It may take a few tries to get the perfect fit, but this is typical. Try adjusting for a few nights if necessary, then remove fill as needed or desired.

SpineAlign Luxury Hybrid Mattress: Use the chart to help you determine if the medium or firm is right for you. And if you need help figuring this out, we are always available at to answer any questions and help guide you in the right direction. 

DO I NEED MEDIUM? The medium firmness option is a bit softer than you might be used to. This firmness is recommended for a total body weight under 200 lbs. Preferred by sleepers who need to balance contour with support. Great for both side and back sleepers.

DO I NEED FIRM? Perfect for sleepers who don't need as much contour and prefer not to sink into their mattress as much. The firm option is more of a "plush" firm so it offers more of a cradling experience than typical firm mattresses, but still less than the medium. Typical firm mattresses can make it feel like you're sleeping on a concrete slab. Our firm mattress offers the comfort and postural support of a firm mattress that you would expect, but with just a little extra cushion. This is a great option for back and side sleepers with a total body weight over 200 lbs.

Look into your correct sleeping methods by also following Dr. Jason Loth on YouTube and following the link on our webpage.

The SpineAlign Team