Before you embark on your Sleep Challenge it’s important to know your sleep position and a few other basic things affect sleep.
Know your sleep position
Did you know your sleep positions can affect your sleep both positively and negatively? Many of us choose positions when resting that put a strain on our bodies, causing back and neck problems. The best positions are those that maintain the natural curve of your spine.
But how do you find out your sleep position?
- When you get into bed tonight take note of what position you intuitively assume, not the position you fall asleep in
- When you wake up in the morning take note what position you’re in
- If the these two elements match this is your preferred sleeping position
Do you go to bed at 1am, even though you know you have to get up at 7am? Or do you go to bed at different times during the week?
If your bedtime changes everyday you need to establish a routine so your body knows when it’s meant to switch off into sleep mode. Your internal clock is set by natural rhythms of day/nigh. While it may be difficult to fit your sleep preferences around commitments and restrictions, it’s important to try and keep a consistent sleep schedule for 7 days a week.
Have you discovered your sleep position? Share your experience in the forum.