Sleep – 4 minutes of info to help thousands of hours sleep

I’m not sure if you ever searched on the internet the ideal sleeping position and what is best for your spine in different sleeping styles. For the personally developed, it would be good to know what is the best sleeping method for your spinal cord. Wouldn’t you think it’s important.

A lot of people sleep without even thinking of it, how will you feel after 50 years of sleeping improperly, won’t that feel wonderful on your spine.


First off, sleeping on your stomach, especially on a saggy mattress can cause back strain, and be uncomfortable for your neck.

If you sleep on your back that works pretty good, although do you sleep with a pillow under your legs? If you have no support underneath your legs it puts unnecessary strain on your lower back, try putting a pillow underneath your legs you’re back will immediately feel less trained. 

All you have to do is put a pillow beneath your legs if you sleep on your back at night, try it.

If you sleep on your back, you can also try using a back support (lumbar support) at night to make you more comfortable. A rolled sheet or towel tied around your waist may be helpful.

Illustration of sleeping positions——

For an even better sleep with even less strain on your lower back, is if you sleep on your side.  But in order to make sleeping on your side the most helpful put a pillow between your legs, so it supports it.  This is one of the most ideal ways to sleep, it has the least amount of strain on your lower back.


So give it a shot, all of theses assume you have a pillow underneath your head too.  In short, put a pillow beneath your legs if your on your back, or a pillow beneath your legs if your on your side. Imagine the slight edge difference over 10, 20, 30, 40+ years if you slept in the best position for your back over those years.

But check this out, sleeping on either your right or left side has an impact.  The aboslute best side to sleep on (if you don’t have a baby) is sleeping on the right side, because the left lung is smaller than the right one and the pressure on the heart is less than on the left side, it also helps your digestive system. 

  • Bad: Don’t sleep on stomach
  • Bad: Sleep on back without any leg support
  • Fair: Sleep on side without any leg supports
  • Good: Sleep on back with leg support, (pillow beneath legs)
  • Great: Sleep on side with pillow between legs
  • Best (if your not pregnant): Sleep on your right side with pillow between your legs

Give this a shot guys, see how you feel at night, I’m interested in hearing, guess what position I sleep in.  On my right side with a pillow beneath my legs.  PS, a firm mattress is also better than a soft one.

Have a good night’s sleep. Try it out, just get an extra pillow, and test it out, see for yourself.

PS: if your pregnant, the best side to sleep on is the left side

  • great wes. from now on i’ll try out sleeping on my right side with a pillow b/w my legs.

    interesting you posted this b/c i just read an article earlier today while researching this same topic about how we might only need 2-4 hours of sleep a night…and 7-9 is really just a bad habit from childhood.

    interesting stuff, but i don’t really buy it. anyway great post.

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  • Dude, just do what I do. Get a tempur-pedic bed. It molds to the shape of your body for optimal support at all angles. Problem solved. No strains LMAO.

  • well a few nights of sleeping this way and i don’t notice a difference…i probably roll onto my back right after i fall asleep anyway! haha

  • Richard P.

    Totally agree with the right side thing…I’ve had two back surguries, and two things have allowed me to sleep, after 2 years post-op: a firm mattress, and sleeping on my right side, with a pillow between my legs. I still sleep this way, if I can. Bad news is, now my right shoulder is messed up!!

  • HS


    Thanks so much for sharing this. I was actually googling such a thing and this came up. Reason I was googling it was because…I used to sleep on my stomach..and then it changed to sleeping on my back apparently, don’t know how. But now I realize there’s less of the curve on my waist and I know that will badly affect my spinal cord cause it will eventually make the upper part of my spinal cord bent and put more pressure on it. So yeah, I must start sleeping on my right and using a pillow for my legs…

    By the way, this is SO OFF topic and you guys might not even care but it’s great how this position of sleeping )sleeping on the right) is recommended in Islam as the Prophet used to sleep this way and we’re encouraged to do what he does. Sorry for the random comment…but it really excited me how Islam is so accurate. :$

    Thanks again for sharing.