Typically, your sleeping position is a “whatever gets you there” kind of scenario. There are lots of common positions people assume as they drop off to sleep, including on their side, stomach, back, or curled up in the fetal position. Some folks lay relatively still all night, and others toss and turn. Sleeping on your left side is the gold standard in slumber positioning, and we’ve got 5 compelling reasons why that is.
1. Relieves Back Pain.
Who among us hasn’t woken up tweaked because we slept in some odd position and caused a strain in the back or neck? (If you never have, we want to know your secret.) If you’re waking up sore more often than not, sleeping on your left side might just help you out.