It has been suggested that different sleeping positions may help ease certain health problems, and it certainly is true that some people may struggle to find the best sleep position due to ailments such as back pain or age-related issues. In fact, the older we get the more likely we are to report our sleep being disrupted by physical discomfort, as shown in the results of the Great British Sleep Survey.
However, whilst certain positions may be more comfortable than others, persistent sleep problems are unlikely to be resolved by changing one’s sleeping position. In fact, tossing and turning to find the best position to sleep may leave you increasingly frustrated and upset.
Sleeping positions are generally just a matter of personal preference, so what matters is finding what works best for you!