Sleeping on your back has long been recommended for a good night’s rest without waking up in pain. However, there are more benefits to sleeping on your side than previously thought.
Research shows that side sleeping is more common among older adults, as well as those with a higher body mass index (BMI).
Despite the benefits to side sleeping, you can only gain these if you get into the correct position. Otherwise, the pain in your spine, neck, and joints will outweigh the benefits of sleeping on your side.
Here’s what to know about side sleeping: