Sleeping on the belly and the right side of your body has been a long habit for most people. Many research has been fighting against this habit and encouraging sleeping on your back. Here are our 5 top reasons why you shouldn’t sleep on your stomach or the right side.
1- It damages your spine and back.
The most important reason to not sleep on your right side is that it causes damage to your spine and scientists have appointed this reason as one of the main reasons for global back pain through generation.
2- It can damage your neck.
Of course, wrong positioning can cause damage to the entirety of your spine including your neck, since nowadays most people use electronic devices that can put a lot of pressure on your neck and spine which can accelerate the damage. Sleeping on your right side can cause long-term damages to your neck bones and structure.
3- It can cause heartburn and put pressure on your chest and belly.
Of course, sleeping on your belly can put a lot of pressure on your belly and your chest and most people suffer from gastric reflux ( Heartburn ) that is caused by sleeping on your right side.
4- It can cause wrinkles, acne, and jaw deficiency.
When you sleep on your right side your facial skin will be pressurized and this can cause wrinkles in the long term. Also sleeping on your right side means you put your facial skin directly on your pillow that can accumulate bacteria and other microbes over time that can cause skin infections and acne. Plus sleeping on your right side can put a lot of pressure on your facial bones, especially your jawbones which can cause jaw bone damages in long term.
5- Sleeping on your right side or on your belly can put pressure on your baby.
Pregnant women are more prone to the belly or right side sleep because sleeping on the right side of your belly can put pressure on your baby and possibly cause unfortunate consequences.