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What is the log sleeping position?

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Do you sleep on your side but with both arms down, close to your body? You're in fairly good company, too: 15% of people prefer to catch their ZZZs in the log position. And that's great, because it's good for your health. Resting on your side, with your back mostly straight, can help cut down on sleep apnea. It can also nix neck and back pain since your spine stays aligned.

SOURCES:

Better Sleep Council: "Sleep Positions."

Journal of Neuroscience : "The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport."

Sleep.org: "The Best Sleep Position for Your Body," "Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Healthy Sleep," "What Is Sleep Apnea?"

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Henry Ford Health System: "Study: Snoring May Be Early Sign of Future Health Risks."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 1, 2019

SOURCES:

Better Sleep Council: "Sleep Positions."

Journal of Neuroscience : "The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport."

Sleep.org: "The Best Sleep Position for Your Body," "Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Healthy Sleep," "What Is Sleep Apnea?"

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Henry Ford Health System: "Study: Snoring May Be Early Sign of Future Health Risks."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 1, 2019

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