What Causes Us to Sleep Differently?
Sleeping differently seems to stem from what we’ve found the most comfortable as time progresses throughout our life. There are some fun theories as to what your style of sleeping says about you, which we’ll be discussing in this post, yet your sleeping style is ultimately all about you as an individual. Read on to learn more about sleeping styles and how we can help if you’re currently experiencing neck, back, or spine pain which is affecting your sleep quality and overall quality of life.
Approximately 26% of people are side sleepers according to nectarsleep.com. This sleeping style is often associated with easygoing and social people. The only downside with side sleeping is tingly numbness may develop if you inadvertently sleep on your arm throughout the evening. Over time, you’ll most likely unconsciously adjust your sleeping position throughout the night to reduce numbness and possibly switch sides as well. Side sleeping can also be associated with neck and shoulder pain depending on your type of bed and pillow. Additionally, side sleeping helps support the spine as it follows the natural curvature of your spine.
The back sleeper consists of around 34% of people within the same survey mentioned above. They’re typically the more introverted types who enjoy structure within their days. This position allows the neck to be in a neutral position which is great for reducing neck pain or stiffness. However, this position may increase the chances of snoring which can reduce overall sleep quality.
The stomach sleeper consists of around 34% of people as well. These individuals typically have open, fun personalities and will often come across as free spirits. This position is often deemed as one of the worst positions for sleep quality as it greatly increases the chance for back and neck pain to develop over time through compression of the neck and back. On the positive side, some individuals have reported reduced instances of sleep apnea and snoring. If you must choose this sleeping position, it’s always a good idea to choose a left or right side to place your face on the pillow to breathe successfully throughout the evening when you’re asleep.
Choosing Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for Your Back & Neck Pain
If you’ve been waking up with back and neck pain after a full night’s sleep, you may want to have us look into the issue a bit further. We have excellent specialists, medical staff, and board-certified surgeons who have helped many individuals just like you achieve health and wellness once again. Our advanced technologies and comprehensive care has allowed us to have a 99% patient satisfaction rating throughout the years. Feel free to contact us using the button below and we’ll be sure to have you seen by one of our specialists as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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