Sleeping With The Hands Above The Head Can Mean Breathing Difficulty During The Night
It Can Also Lead To Back Pain
Sleeping positions are a habit, but some sleeping positions are better than others. Sleeping on the back with a higher pillow can reduce the risk of sleep apnea, but can also increase back pain and also snoring, because the spine is not properly aligned, and the soft tissue at the back of the tongue gets relaxed, obstructing the airway. Sleeping on the side, in a fetal position, is very common, but it can also cause spine misalignment if not using the proper pillows. However, there is another sleeping position, which can open up the lungs if suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. It consists of sleeping with the hands above the head, also called starfish position. Even if people find it uncomfortable and don’t sleep in this position, they wake up in this position. This means that the body is trying to breath more freely, which could be a symptom that there are problems sleeping at night. Also, this position may lead to back pain, which can be avoided by putting a pillow under the knees. More details click here.