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What is the soldier sleeping position?

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Flat on your back, with arms by your side, can cause snoring, which affects half of all adults at some point and is more common the older we get. Snoring isn't just annoying for the person next to you or in a nearby room. It can disrupt your sleep and lead to thickening and problems with the carotid artery, which supplies blood to your brain, face, and neck. This position also isn't a good choice if you're prone to sleep apnea -- shallow breathing or pauses in your breath that prevent restful sleep. Sleeping on your back can lead to a sore lower back as well. There is one big pro to this position, though: It can help acid reflux.

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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