We have mentioned about bad sleeping postures in the “5 common bad postures”, now let’s get a little bit deeper into this topic!
Let’s not talk about the ranking of sleeping postures, recommended pillow height is different for people with different sleeping postures.
- Side sleepers – between 5 to 7 inches
- Back sleepers – between 4 to 5 inches
- Stomach sleepers – 4 inches or less
Or if you prefer the other word, “bed hardness”. There is no research that state one would be much better than others. But there are conditions to be referred to when choosing your bed like the need to raise the head, back pain, neck pain etc.
You will experience hard time suffering from neck sore sometimes (or always) if you are a stomach sleeper. We know old habits are hard to go, but we recommend you to change yourself into side sleeper or back sleeper to solve the problem.
It is somehow out of the topic, but the average lifespan of a bed is about 5 to 10 years. We advise you to go to mattress shop if yours is more than that number for your sleeping quality.
Try waking up and sleeping at almost the same time, say no to caffeine and alcohols, as well as do regular exercises. If your sleeping quality just won’t get better, go to your doctor.
Give yourself a moment to recall
Sleeping takes about one third of our lifetime, and therefore sleeping quality should be kept high always. We hope this article help you in having better sleep.
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