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5 Common Sleeping Positions and How they Affect your Health


2. Back Sleeping, Arms at Sides

While side sleeping may reduce neurological decline, it’s not the only healthy position to be in, according to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. The hospital touts the benefits of sleeping on your back with your arms resting comfortably at your sides as being “the best” for spine and neck health.

However, there is a drawback of this position, according to the hospital—it may increase how much you snore, and may also increase complications due to sleep apnea, which can be a very serious condition that causes lack of breathing during rest.

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