What Is the Right Position to Sleep for Each of These Health Problems

Sleeping is very important part of our lives. An average person sleeps around 8 hours at night, which is essential for the overall health and normal functioning. But, it’s not just the sleeping that much significant. According to some new researches, the sleeping position is also important.

Sleeping positions can solve many health problems such as back pain or sinus infections. Here are 9 sleeping positions that can relieve various problems and pains:

Neck Pain

If you suffer from neck pain, just put a rolled-up towel under your neck to relieve the pain.

Back Pain

Put a rolled towel under the curve of your back and a pillow under your knees to relieve back pain.

Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain, then it’s recommended to sleep with bent knees and never on the painful side. Make yourself comfortable with adding a pillow between your knees. You also can grasp another pillow to your chest.

PMS Pain

Put a pillow under your knees and sleep on your back to ease the menstrual pain and symptoms. This sleeping position will prevent spinal pain and help you get some relief.


If you suffer from terrible headaches and can’t get a good sleep, try to put some pillows around your neck. This way you give support to the neck, which can alleviate the pain.

High Blood Pressure

If you sleep on the stomach with your face down the high blood pressure will reduce significantly.

Sinus Problems

If you have sinus infections, you should try sleeping with a slightly elevated head in order to prevent the mucus from leaking into the sinuses and causing further problems.

Digestive Problems

If you have digestive problems, try sleeping on the left side. This sleeping position improves digestion and makes you sleep better.


To relieve heartburn, you should also sleep on the left side.

10 comments on “What Is the Right Position to Sleep for Each of These Health Problems”

  1. JAGRUTI says:

    Nice information it is very useful in our life.

  2. sacha sacha says:

    Thank you for sharing your health tips

  3. giovanna bonacini says:

    Thanks a lot. Quite useful. g.b.c.

  4. giovanna bonacini says:

    Thanks a lot!

  5. giovanna bonacini says:

    many thanks!

  6. Deborah says:

    did not see the position for leg cramps

  7. KC says:

    Don’t see one for hip pain.

    1. Maddy Clark says:

      My right hip is pushed up into pelvis and very painful.
      I take a lot of morphine, reluctantly.
      I bought a Tempra memory foam mattress (all foam /no springs)
      It’s amazing and I sleep on my right side hugging my memory foam pillow. I don’t sleep all night but I do sleep better.
      I hope this helps.

  8. Perla says:

    Sleep insomnia was not there.

  9. Lollie Butler says:

    How to sleep to alleviate leg and foot cramps?

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