What’s the healthiest sleeping position?

I love love love sleeping. At the same time my sleep and I have kind of a love hate relationship haha. I’m a night owl so I tend to stay up late and I move a lot in my sleep (it could be considered as a legit workout if you ask me). With all the different sleeping position there are, I started wondering which one would be best for me.

After doing some research I found out people love to read, think, talk and discuss everything related to their sleeping habits. There even is an awesome educational video about early birds vs night owls. I urge you to watch it, it’s three minutes of science awesomeness, you’ll learn something. Beside this video I learned more interesting facts; did you know that not sleeping makes you look tired and less good?!

What’s the healthiest sleeping position?

To get to the bottom of this it’s important to know which different kind of sleeping positions there are.

I go through ALL of these during a good night of sleep except “The Tall-Guy” because I’m not that tall and I’m a woman, you know 😉 As you can see there are loads of different sleeping positions! So which one is best? Check it out on page 2.

All silliness put aside, I won’t keep you any longer, this infographic shows which sleeping positions are good or bad and also explains why.


My sleeping positions aren’t all good but I have to stress that while I’m a sleep and move a lot I seriously have zero control over what’s happening lol. I’m wondering now dear Fit Girls, is there anyone else out there like me? Is it possible to only sleep in positions that are good or at least ok for you? Let me know, I’m curious to find out!


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  1. Susannah

    Ik kan echt niét in slaap komen op mijn rug, ik slaap zelfs altijd op mijn buik! Bovendien rol ik ook alle kanten op dus ja, hoe ik ‘gezond’ kan slapen..

  2. Christopher Sanders

    I love sleeping as well, more than anything in the world probably. Sleep is paramount to our health and it’s also one of the key factors for us to reduce depression and stress. Give this, sleeping positions really do matter in terms of getting better sleep and i agree that sleeping on the back and side-sleeping are the best positions. I’ve also come across an article at http://goo.gl/gJzkX4 which suggests other ways on how to sleep better. Inorporating sleeping positions and good habits would be great! Thanks for sharing this post.