It may seem like a silly question to answer, what position should I sleep in if I have sleep apnea. The human body is designed to sleep in the position that allows for the most ease of movement while sleeping. Typically our body is meant to curve in a very unique and interesting position while sleeping, in order to ensure that the entire length of our body is in one place. Unfortunately there are some people whose bodies just do not move properly while they sleep. Their only option is to sleep in awkward positions.