A Letter to Side Sleepers: How to Wake Up Well Rested and Pain Free
Dear side sleeper,
According to research, 74% of us sleep on our sides and it’s not a bad thing.
The truth is,
Side sleeping can offer many benefits when it’s done the right way and you use the proper equipment.
Side Sleeping can reduce sleep disturbance
Sleep disturbances such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, if not corrected, can lead to sleep deficiency, which can lead to reductions in overall health and personal performance.
some studies show that sleep deficiency can alter activity in parts of the brain. This may lead to trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling emotions or coping with change. Deficient sleep has also been linked to mental disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and risky behavior.
sleep plays a role in the healing and repair process of the heart and blood vessels. This means that prolonged sleep deficiency may also increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Not to mention,
that sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity because sleep helps maintain a balance of the hormones ghrelin and leptin and how your body reacts to insulin.
Sleep also supports healthy growth and development and your immune system.
But we’re done yet.
Sleep deficiency, even a loss of just 1–2 hours per night— can negatively impact your ability to function.
For example, studies have shown that sleep deficiency can harm your ability to drive as much as, or more than, being drunk.
This means that sleep deficiency can be harmful to more than just you.
Ready to help reduce snoring and possible obstructive sleep apnea?
What cause snoring and obstructive sleep apnea?
The collapsing of soft tissue in the throat and breathing pathways are causes of both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
For some people the only relief from these conditions are invasive surgeries and the use of CPAP machines.
But, some people find that simply learning how to sleep properly on their side is the answer to their problem.
The truth is, two of the four best sleeping positions that can help reduce obstructive sleep apnea and snoring happens to be sleeping on your side, either.
While relieving snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is important to reduce or completely stop sleep deficiency that's not the only benefit to side sleeping.
When properly set up, side sleeping can also help relieve pressure in the lower back, hips, and knees which many cause many people to wake up sore, stiff, and sluggish in the mornings.
How to side sleep the right way
You might think that side sleeping is a simple as on your left or right side when you go to bed at night and you'd be partially correct.
But the truth of the matter is, just lying on your side without proper support and alignment can lead to a whole host of other pains and disorders.
It's important that you take into account your body's natural curves and support them during sleep. when your body is properly supported your spine from the tailbone through the cervical vertebrae in the neck will be well aligned and this helps to provide your muscles proper environment in which to relax.
There are two primary pieces of equipment you will need to truly reap the benefits of sleeping on your side.
- Your mattress. most side sleepers benefit most medium firmness mattress. depending on your personal preference and body shape you may need a medium soft or a medium firm.
- Arguably the most important piece of equipment for side sleeping is the right pillow.
Our luxury side sleeper pillow is specifically designed to provide maximum support, comfort, and temperature to side sleepers, just like you.
What makes our Luxury Side Sleeper pillow so special?
Unlike traditional pillows that are made from cotton, down or memory foam our luxury side sleeper pillow have a naturally hypoallergenic filling and covering which means its antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites, but it also has an easily adjustable loft.
In case you haven’t heard the term loft it just means the filling inside of the pillow.
Having an easily adjustable loft is important because we understand but not all bodies are the same shape.
The size and shape of your body frame will determine whether you need a tall, medium or short pillow; that's why we made our luxury side sleeper 100% customizable by you for you. So that you get the perfect amount of comfort and support every time you lay your head down to rest.
And while most pillows tend to get flat and pancaked over time our Cross Cut Natural Talalay Latex and Poly Silk Fiber maintains its comfort, shape, and support for the long run.