Which Sleep Style Is Healthiest?

The best: Back position

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts

Bad for: Snoring

The scoop: Sleeping on your back makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position. You’re not forcing any extra curves into your back.

Back-sleeping also helps prevent wrinkles, because nothing is pushing against your face, notes. And the weight of your breasts is fully supported, reducing sagginess.

Perfect pillow: The best pillows for back sleepers are puffy, and their goal is to keep your head and neck supported without propping your head up too much.

Side position

Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy.

Bad for: Your skin and your breasts

The scoop: Side-sleeping is great for overall health-it reduces snoring and keeps your spine elongated. If you suffer from acid reflux, this is the next best thing to sleeping on your back.

Side sleepers: Consider this

If you’re pregnant, sleep on your left side. It’s ideal for blood flow.

Perfect pillow: The best pillows for side sleepers are thick and firm, helping keep your spine in alignment as you snooze. You need to fill the space above your shoulder so your head and neck are supported in a neutral position.