Good is key to good health, so researchers recommend getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night. Excessive sleep or reduced sleep may increase the risk of serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, mental health problems, infertility, and others.
According to the magazine “The Health Site”, it is common for a person to sleep on his stomach, but this is harmful to health. Although sleeping on the stomach may help prevent sleep apnea and reduce snoring, it causes back and neck pain and the following damage:
When you sleep on your stomach, you put additional pressure on your back and spine, and since most of your weight is in the middle of your body, this sleep position makes it difficult to keep your spine in a neutral position, and this pressure on the spine may increase pressure on other parts of the body.
The spine is a pipeline of your nerves, and therefore stress in the spine may cause pain in other parts of the body. In addition, this position puts pressure on your muscles and joints, which may lead to numbness, tingling, pain and irritation of the nerves.
Sleeping on the abdomen requires turning the head to the side, which means that you are wrapping your neck, disrupting the position of your head and spine, and over time, this sleep mode can lead to chronic problems in the vertebrae of the neck.
Sleep on pregnant abdomen is especially harmful, as being overweight in the middle of the body adds pressure to the neck and spine if they sleep in this position during the first months of pregnancy.
The researchers recommend pregnant women sleep on the left side, as this can increase healthy blood flow and provide optimal oxygen levels for both mother and baby.