Sleep Hive NewsWhat are the best sleeping positions for your health? - Sleep Hive

May 10, 2017by Sleep Hive0


The positions in which we sleep can impact our recovery and health conditions, yet we often overlook our sleeping position when addressing our health concerns.

Adjusting your sleeping position with a pillow is often the first, easy step in testing how modifying how you sleep can help improve your sleep. An adjustable bed is the next step in dramatically improving your quality of sleep.

Slight Elevation

The ideal sleep position! Complete support for spine, joints, muscles, and pain relief.

Reduced pressure on your circulatory system can assist in maintaining healthy blood ow and lymphatic drainage

Leg Elevation

Elevate your legs above your head to relieve symptoms such as restless legs, edema, fluid retention, tired and sore feet and legs.

Head Elevation

This is the ideal sleep position for people with respiratory problems like emphysema, asthma, chest congestion, hiatus hernia, and reflux.

Leg and Head Elevation

Your body is cradled into a foetal position, ideal for skeletal and muscular pain relief. Also assists to maintain healthy blood flow from head to toe.


Supine or lying at on your back requires a supportive mattress with a soft memory foam layer to allow reduction in pressure.

Laying at reduces pressure on your spine and joints, allowing your body time to rest and rejuvenate.

Side sleeping can aid in digestion, reduce heartburn and assists to reduce snoring caused by positional sleep apnea.

With sleep so important to our day to day health, it pays to pause and look at the simple things – like sleeping positions and the big impact making a small change can have in our life.

Contact a Sleep Hive specialist today to discuss how we can help you improve your life and well-being. 

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

    © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved.