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Expert reveals the two optimal sleeping positions

Gerrard Kaonga

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Expert reveals the two optimal sleeping positions

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@levitex

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you might be sleeping incorrectly.

Thankfully, an expert has revealed the most optimal sleeping positions for your spine and maximum relaxation - resulting in the best possible night's sleep.

The sleep expert, known as Levitex on TikTok, regularly releases videos discussing the importance of good posture, sleeping positions and everything discussing the crucial rest period we all need.

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In a video that has gone viral on the platform, he outlined the two most optimal sleeping positions and explained why they are so good. Have a listen:

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Even if you do sleep well or don’t have any problems, it might be worth considering switching things up just to make sure your body is given the best chance to rest up to full strength.

In the clip, which has been viewed more than 2.9 million times, he said: “I’m going to give you the best two sleeping positions and of course, it is not sleeping on your effing stomach is it.

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“If you are going to lie on your back, you need a pillow that supports the curvature of the back of your head and doesn’t bring your head too far forward.

“What I recommend is you put a pillow underneath your knees, you’re gonna slightly tilt your pelvis and you’ll find that your back straightens so more of your back is touching the bed. This is a beautiful back-lying position.

The TikToker outlined the two most optimal sleeping positions and explained why they are so good.  Credit: TikTok/@levitex
The TikToker outlined the two most optimal sleeping positions and explained why they are so good. Credit: TikTok/@levitex

He then went on to explain how the second position is great for taking pressure of the spine.

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“If you want to put the least amount of tension to your spine do like Bruce,” he said, pointing to his skeleton (aptly named Bruce Spinesteen) who was lying on his side.

The skeleton is placed in a position with his head resting on the pillow, and his knees slightly bent.

The TikToker continued: “You know we have discussed this position a million times but you can see the head is perfectly supported and his neck is nice and straight because the pillow is the right height for him.

Levitex explained how the second position is great for taking pressure of the spine. Credit: TikTok/@levitex
Levitex explained how the second position is great for taking pressure of the spine. Credit: TikTok/@levitex
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“Shoulders, hips, knees and ankles all stacked on top of each other. Supported by a pillow between the knees and the ankles.

"Beautiful straight spine putting the least amount of tension through it, this is the way to go.”

So, what do you think? Going to give it a go for a seemingly better night's sleep or stick to your own old faithful positions?

Topics: News, Health, TikTok

Gerrard Kaonga
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