The benefits of sleeping with good posture include:

  • Spinal Alignment: Good posture allows your spine joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves to rest in their natural alignment and optimal position. This avoids strain to the joints and muscles as you sleep. Proper spine alignment also allows for maximal blood flow to your nervous system as you rest. Maximal blood flow creates an environment for healing and recovery from the demands of the day.
  • Good sleeping posture allows for more comfortable, restful sleep.
  • Good sleeping posture may increase circulation to your heart.
  • Good sleeping posture may help to reduce acid reflux and heart burn.
  • The side lying sleep position might also help ward off conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s: Recent research on animals suggests that your brain does a better job of clearing waste that can lead to these neurological diseases when you’re sleeping on your side rather than on your back or stomach.