There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep. If this happens often, you might start trying to isolate the culprit. Is your sleeping position one?
According to experts, the best sleeping position is the one that allows you to get the highest-quality rest. (Not a huge shocker.) For some, that might be the widely criticized stomach sleeping position. For others, it may be sleeping on your side or on your back. The best sleeping position really comes down to your health and personal preferences.
So, what's the best sleep position for you?
What determines your sleeping position?
"Factors such as breathing disorders, pain and illness determine sleeping positions," explained Chelsie Rohrscheib, a sleep expert, neuroscientist and sleep consultant for Wesper.
For others, though, your sleeping position may be a long-term habit developed early in life. If you started stomach sleeping as a child, you're likely to continue it