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How can I switch from stomach sleeping to side sleeping?

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Experts agree that sleeping on your stomach can strain your body. If you're trying to break the habit or transition to a side-sleeper position, try a body or side pillow. They may provide pressure on your stomach that mimics what you feel when you sleep belly-down.

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: “The Best Sleep Position for Your Body,” “How to Choose a Pillow,” “How to Prevent Snoring,” What Are the Most Common Types of Pillows?” “What Pillow is Best for You?” “When Should You Replace Your Pillow?”

Harvard Health Letter: “Is Your Pillow Hurting Your Health?”

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Back, Side or Stomach: Which Sleep Position Is Best for You?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: “The Best Sleep Position for Your Body,” “How to Choose a Pillow,” “How to Prevent Snoring,” What Are the Most Common Types of Pillows?” “What Pillow is Best for You?” “When Should You Replace Your Pillow?”

Harvard Health Letter: “Is Your Pillow Hurting Your Health?”

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Back, Side or Stomach: Which Sleep Position Is Best for You?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

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