What’s the Ideal Sleeping Position?

We all have our favorite sleeping positions. Whether it’s on your back, your side, your stomach, with a pillow between your legs… or with a child who intrudes and forces you to opt for the leg out of bed… 😉 But from a health point of view, which is the best position to prioritize?


1. Sleeping on your back: the right choice for a healthy spine

Sleeping on your back is often recommended by health experts for a number of reasons. This position allows the spine to remain in a neutral position, which can help prevent back pain. Placing a pillow under the knees can reduce pressure on the lower back, which can be particularly beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain.

Using an adjustable bed for back sleepers can also be an excellent way of reducing sleep problems. Tilting the back reduces lumbar strain, snoring and apnea, while tilting the legs promotes better blood circulation. Discover all the benefits of adjustable beds right here.

2. Sleeping on your side: comfort and breathing benefits

Lateral sleeping, particularly on the left side, is a popular option for many people. As well as being comfortable for many, this position can help reduce snoring and acid reflux symptoms. It also promotes better blood circulation.

For pregnant women, this position is undoubtedly the most appropriate, notably for easier breathing in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, but also for several other reasons: “Pregnant women are recommended to lie on their side. According to some experts, the left side would be preferable, as this position is associated with better blood circulation to the baby and mom’s vital organs, and helps reduce swelling in the legs and ankles1.”

For even better side sleeping, try cervical pillows, the ultimate choice for side sleepers, as they provide support to the cervical area, while leaving your shoulder free.

3. Sleeping on your stomach: a position to be used with caution

Some people like to sleep on their stomachs, but this position can have its drawbacks. It can put extra pressure on the neck and spine, leading to muscle tension and waking pains. If you prefer this position, try using a very thin pillow to support your head and avoid excessive tension.

4. Sleeping… by listening to your body

It’s important to note that the best sleeping position can vary from person to person… and even from night to night, depending on your condition. Everyone has their own preferences and needs when it comes to sleep. The key is to find a position that allows you to wake up rested, pain-free and ready to face the day.


So, whether you choose to sleep on your back, side or stomach, the important thing is to promote restful sleep for your overall well-being.

For more personalized advice and to find out which mattress is best suited to your needs and sleeping position, meet our in-store experts at one of our stores.

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Uniprix. 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER DURING PREGNANCY [Online]. (Page consulted on June 3, 2024).



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