Sleep expert explains how sleeping on your stomach can ruin a good night’s sleep
TikTok user @Levitex explained why sleeping on your stomach can stretch your quadriceps muscles and advised followers to sleep on your side in a well-supported position
A sleep expert has explained why sleeping on your stomach can cause problems in a viral social media video.
TikTok user @Levitex described why lying on your stomach with your leg bent can cause problems if your quadriceps muscles are kept stretched for long periods of time.
He also revealed the ideal position for a good night’s sleep.
“Muscles don’t like to be tight for long periods of time,” he said.
As he twists his neck, he explains that you wouldn’t watch television for hours in that position, adding, “Why would you spend hours and hours twisting your neck? [while sleeping]?”.
“I think we made it very clear that we absolutely hate this position,” he said.
“But it’s very easy to fix.”
He then demonstrates positions that are better for the body while sleeping.
The TikToker says to roll onto your side and stretch your forearm in front of you so your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles are in pairs on top of each other.
A pillow between the knees can also help to provide additional support.
“It’s that simple,” he added.
Several people responded to express their shock that sleeping on your stomach is bad for you.
“Damn, I always sleep like position one,” said one follower.
“That’s why I get back pain,” added another.
However, several followers responded that the suggested ideal sleeping position was “uncomfortable.”
“I’d rather sleep in position one and risk back problems,” said one.
“This is NOT easy,” commented another.
“But it’s not comfortable like that… I prefer the first position,” added a third.
The sleep expert replied, “Comfy is just what we’ve grown accustomed to – like slouching on a sofa.”
The sleep expert also advised followers to make sure they have a thick enough pillow to “lift your head off the bed and fill the void.”
“I started using the pillow in this position after being a stomach sleeper and now I can’t sleep any other way! So comfy,” commented one user.
Sleep hacks are growing in popularity on TikTok, with @YoungerYouDoc’s technique of rubbing two fingers on the inside of your wrist to lull you to sleep also going viral.
“All you have to do is rub that spot on your wrist for about two to three minutes,” he explains in the video.
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