The only sleeping position left is to either sleep standing or attempt levitation to remove pressure from the spine.
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The majority of us are fairly aware that a night of good, ergonomic sleep is important for our health.
We know that a good sleeping posture can help support the back, reduce body aches and also reduce your acid reflux symptoms.
However, a recent infographic posted by a local job site Maukerja made everyone pause and laugh.
In the post, Maukerja listed five sleeping positions that are not recommended by doctors.
The sleeping positions that are supposedly bad for us are:
- Sleeping on the tummy – It’s bad for the spine, increases pressure on the neck muscles and blocks breathing.
- Sleeping on the back – Causes loud snoring
- Sleeping with your head high – Reduces oxygen flow into the body and increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Sleeping on the side/ foetal position – Increases the wrinkle formation on the face, shoulder and arm aches due to reduced blood flow.
- Sleeping with lifted legs – Not good for the spine
Ada sape sape tidur angkat sebelah kaki ke. pic.twitter.com/N8IIt1AxoV— keem (@AkeemSharyzal) November 18, 2021
Netizens were amused by the information gained from the post and wondered how else is everyone supposed to sleep.
Two netizens wrote that at this rate, it’s best that we levitate when it’s time to go to bed.
Kalau macam ni kita tidur terapung jela— keem (@AkeemSharyzal) November 18, 2021
Ko nak aku tido terapung ke setan doktor oi pic.twitter.com/inMmVJKZZp— Man_hehu (@Sayuteman_) November 18, 2021
Another netizen asked whether we should sleep standing instead.
masalahnya dah semua posisi takleh nak tido.nak suruh tido macam mana sebenarnya.tido berdiri ke apa— Duke of Pulau Carey (@anixnymuse) November 18, 2021
One person queried, “How does the doctor sleep then?” to which someone replied that the doctor doesn’t sleep because they’re on call.
dia tak tido asyik oncall je agaknya— – (@corsaeldiablo) November 18, 2021
The next person said that there’s no way they can tell which position they sleep in.
masalahnya kalau dah tidur tu, aku tak sedar dah macam mana posisi aku baring pun taktau🤣🤣— pijæ (@Shapijakan) November 18, 2021
Another netizen proposed a solution that’ll meet all the criteria: Just don’t sleep.
Tak payah tidoq la lagutu, semua position takleh lena ni haru jugak.— Heath Ledger 🇵🇸 (@RifatFaruqie) November 19, 2021
So how should we sleep?
According to De Paul University, sleeping on the back produces the least amount of pressure followed by sleeping on our side.
For those who sleep on their backs, they’ll get better support and alignment if they sleep with pillows under their necks and knees.
The most stressful sleeping position is sleeping on the stomach. If you prefer to sleep on your stomach, lie your head on a small pillow to help keep your head aligned in a neutral position.
Side sleepers are advised to sleep with a pillow between their knees to help keep their spines properly aligned throughout the night.
However, do keep in mind that these modifications still can’t work to our advantage if we’re not sleeping on a mattress and pillow that provide good, ergonomic support.