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What are the healthiest sleeping positions?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
It Depends: There aren't "healthy" and "unhealthy" sleep positions from a pure sleep point of view. If you have sleep apnea, sleeping on your back worsens the breathing event. Heartburn patients should sleep with their head elevated to reduce symptoms. In pregnancy, sleeping on your side is preferable, especially in the third trimester.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Back: Most people recommend properly supported back position. If sleeping on side, place a pillow between your knees.

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