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Sleeping Positions: bad backs, snoring, pillows between your legs

Friday, July 15th, 2011

37% of teens change which side they sleep on each night, a survey by Archers Sleepcentre recently revealed.

Choosing to sleep on your side, front or back affects the alignment of your spine. This influences not just your quality of sleep but your posture and comfort during the day.

This is especially important for the 15 to 18 year olds that were sampled in the Archers survey. Whilst growing, a bad posture can cause long term damage to your back. However, the way you sleep is important for adults as well as stress in your back can seriously disurb your sleep.

Each position has its own pros and cons, meaning not everyone should sleep in the same ‘optimum’ way. Your position can even indicate what you’re like as a person.

Sleeping On Your Back

Health: Opening up your body by sleeping on your back stops your intestines from becoming cramped and causing indigestion. It doesn’t properly align your spine however. Putting a pillow under your knees can help adjust this.

Comfort: Snorers should beware of sleeping on their back. Because your throat muscles are pushed back, slightly constricting your airways, it usually causes snoring.

Only 2% of the teens in the Archers survey slept on their back, however, 12% admitted to snoring. So sleeping on your side might be a cause of snoring, but changing your sleeping position might not be the cure.

Personality type: Usually a reserved person. Having your hands above your head could mean you’re good at listening to others. However, hands at your sides are an indication you don’t like to be the centre of attention.

Sleeping On Your Front

Health: This quite often causes lower back pain as it pushes the lower vertebrae together. It also causes you to turn your head out to the side which puts out the alignment of your spine even further.

Comfort: It can make you wake in the night with breathing difficulties as your face it pressed against the pillow. You’re also more likely to have your feet  stick out the covers. 70% of girls in the survey got cold feet in the night so this is one positon they should stay away from.

Personality type: Can’t take criticism well.  These people might be quite cheeky and loud, but are often insecure.

Sleeping On Your Side

Health: This is the most popular of the sleeping positions, being the choice of 47% of the survey takers. It supports the natural curve in the spine, as long as your pillow  doesn’t let your head to drop past your shoulders.

Putting a pillow between your legs takes the pressure off your back when sleeping on your side.

Comfort: Sleeping on your side can hinder the circulation to your arm if your mattress doesn’t have the right support. Memory foam mattresses are heat sensitive and mould to pressure points – like your shoulder – in the body, this stops the problem.

Personality type: (varies with the positioning of your arms) Arms at your side means you’re fairly easy going, but possibly over trusting. People with their arms reached out, however, are quite stuck in their ways and pessimistic. People who curl their arms and legs into a foetal position (the most common position) are usually resilient, though can be a bit shy.

Here’s hoping you can now get rid of that bad back or poor posture.

Archers Sleepcentre recommends:
Rest Assured Prestige Memory Foam Mattress
Dreamfinder Luxury Quilted Visco Pillow

Nightmare Cures: diet, exercise, good bed.

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Half of teenagers still have nightmares, a survey by Archers Sleepcentre has revealed.

After sampling 90 Glasgow school pupils between the ages of 15 and 18, Archers Sleepcentre discovered that 45% of boys and 52% of girls had at least one nightmare in the last month. Despite this, only 15% sleep with (more…)

Cure for Cold Feet: warm bed, iron, decaffeinated coffee

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Twice as many women than men suffer from cold feet – 70% of women in fact – a recent survey by Archers Sleepcentre revealed.

It’s something we’ve all found out to be true the hard way (by having them pressed against your back in the morning) and this survey prompted me to find out how to get rid of these mood-killers lingering below my ankles.

Socks. This is the obvious answer, but only 12% of people in the survey wear socks to (more…)

Memory Foam Mattresses Explained

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Memory foam mattresses are an increasingly popular choice for a better nights sleep.

This temperature sensitive material is layered within your mattress and reacts to changes in body heat. Pressure points in the mattress are softened and your body weight will be more evenly distributed which helps to reduce built up pressure in problem areas such as the neck and back.

Memory foam varies in depth and density, so the higher the density, the more rapidly it responds to your heat and movement resulting in less pressure on your body, stopping you tossing and turning so much during the night.

Recommended Products from Archers Sleepcentre

Kaymed Palermo Pocket 4ft Double Mattress

Dreamfinder Luxury Quilted Visco Pillow

For further information, please call Archers Sleepcentre on 0141 892 0308 and speak to a member of staff.