Healthy people do not have to care too much about sleeping, because the sleeping position during sleep does not change overnight, the body will automatically adjust to meet the needs of various parts of the body (that is, commonly known as turning over, the average person will turn over twenty or thirty times a night) . At the same time, there is no perfection in sleeping position (such as the right side has its drawbacks), and there is no such thing as a lack of it (even if it is a prone position with more health problems, it is beneficial to patients with pancreatitis; in addition, for those who have enough to eat dinner) It also has the effect of promoting digestion and reducing the sense of fullness. Therefore, it is necessary to change the discretionary situation as usual. The “lifetime system” of sleeping position is not feasible, and it does not work. Of course, if you have a certain disease, you need to adopt a corresponding protective sleeping position, to avoid improper posture or to aggravate the condition.
A suitable sleeping position also requires a suitable sleep tool, such as a mattress and a pillow. A suitable mattress should be such that the weight of the body is evenly distributed over the entire mattress area; a good pillow should be able to support the neck, maintaining the curvature of the cervical spine and the neutral position of the head. Doing these two points can be regarded as a perfect way to sleep.
Couple sleeping position: both feelings and health
The couple’s “common pillow” is not only changed from “single sleep” to two people, but also involves factors such as feelings and health. Therefore, special consideration is required when choosing a sleeping position. Generally speaking, couples, especially newlyweds, often put their feelings first, so there are some sleeping postures that are against health, such as the following three kinds of
The first type: the husband and wife are lying sideways, the arms are licking each other, and the body is also exposed as much as possible, also known as the spoon. It helps to close the relationship between husband and wife, relieve psychological pressure, and fall asleep smoothly. However, inhaling the exhaust gas exhaled by the other party may lead to lack of oxygen, spreading diseases, or causing insomnia and more dreams.
The second kind: the wife sleeps on her husband’s arm, although it can enhance the feelings, but the husband’s limbs are under pressure, causing numbness and soreness, and will cause pressure on the cervical vertebrae and shoulders, causing neck and shoulder joint pain.
The third kind: the husband’s one hand holding his wife to sleep, will give the wife a sense of security, but if you accidentally put your hand on the left chest, it will make your wife’s nightmare and reduce the quality of sleep.
So, is there a sleeping position that makes both husband and wife feel both healthy and healthy? The answer is yes. Sleep experts recommend 3 options –
Type 1: One side, one supine. The two sleeping postures complement each other and the couple can get good sleep.
The second type: the husband and wife are lying on the side in the same direction, and the husband can put one hand on the wife’s lower abdomen. Both physical contact and the wife’s warm belly effect can prevent the “uterine cold” from happening.
The third kind: wife and baby lying, husband lying on his back. The husband is lying on his back, his torso and his limbs stretch, so that the wife who is curled up next to him can feel a strong gas field, create a sense of security, and sleep more securely and practically.
The patient’s sleeping position varies from disease to disease
Once you have a disease, the correct sleeping position not only helps to alleviate the pain, but also has a certain auxiliary treatment effect. You may wish to come to a “check-in” –
Emphysema patients: the best sleeping position is supine, and raise the head, while the hands are slightly extended to keep the airway open; the prone is the worst, can oppress the lungs, hinder breathing.
Patients with insufficient blood supply to the brain and cerebral infarction: the best sleeping position is supine, the pillow is moderately high; the side is the worst, which can slow the blood flow velocity of the carotid artery, increase the blood flow disorder of the brain, affect the oxygen supply of the brain, not only is not conducive to Rehabilitation of the disease, blood flow can also be due to slow speed, and condensed in the endometrial damage of the artery, there is a new thrombus, induced re-infarction.
Varicose veins of the lower extremities: The best sleeping position is supine, which is convenient for raising the legs and maintaining the height of about 20 degrees, which promotes the return of venous blood to the heart and improves blood circulation to reduce edema. The prone is the worst.
Diabetic patients: The best position is supine, hands and feet are all unfolded and relaxed. The worst is to huddle and fall asleep, causing nerve palsy.
Patients with coronary heart disease: The best position is lying on the right side, which allows more blood to flow to the right side, correspondingly reducing the burden on the left side of the heart. The bed is inclined at a bed of 10 to 15 degrees. The upper body height and the lower body are low, so that the blood flowing back from the inferior vena cava is reduced, which is good for the heart to rest. If heart failure has occurred, a semi-recumbent position should be used to relieve breathing difficulties. The left side or prone is the worst, which can compress the heart and increase the load on the heart.
Pulmonary tuberculosis patients: The best position is on the side, which is conducive to the accumulation of blood in the trachea. The left lung is sick, suitable for sleeping on the left side; the right lung is sick, suitable for sleeping on the right side. The worst on the back.
Patients with stomach problems (such as gastric ulcer, gastritis, indigestion): The best position is lying on the right side. Anatomically, the stomach bends and the stomach leads to the duodenum, and the small intestine leads to the exit of the large intestine, all on the left side. Therefore, sleeping on the right side will not oppress these organs, which will help digest food and make it run smoothly from top to bottom. In addition, food is easier to enter the duodenum by gravity, which is also helpful for indigestion. The worst position in the supine position can compress the stomach.
Patients with gallstones: The best sleeping position is supine or right side. The gallbladder is like a bottle. When the right side sleeps, the bottle neck is facing upwards. The gallstones are not easy to fall into the cystic duct and induce biliary colic. The left side is the worst, because the stone is affected by gravity, it is easy to fall off the neck of the gallbladder, causing biliary colic.
Hypertensive patients: flat or sideways, and choose a highly reasonable pillow, usually about 15 cm. Because high blood pressure is often accompanied by cerebral arteriosclerosis, too low a pillow can cause increased cerebral blood flow, excessive cerebral vascular load, causing cerebral edema or bleeding; and if the pillow is too high, the cerebral blood flow will be insufficient, and the brain will Aggravated by ischemia and hypoxia. The worst is prone, lurking the risk of developing high blood pressure and inducing nightmares or teeth.
Patients with esophageal reflux: The best sleeping position is on the left side, the pillow is placed high, not less than 15 to 30 cm to reduce gastric reflux. The worst lying on the right side can make the reflux worse, causing burning pain behind the sternum.
Patients with pancreatitis: The best sleeping position is prone. The pancreas is located deep in the abdomen and prone to relieve discomfort. The worst on the back, can aggravate abdominal distension, abdominal pain and other symptoms.
Patients with otitis media: The best sleeping position is to lie on the side of the affected ear, such as the right ear is inflamed to the right side, which facilitates the discharge of purulent secretions to shorten the course of the disease. The worst sleeping position is to lie on the side of the ear. If the right ear is inflamed and lying to the left, the pus can be left in the ear and the inflammation is aggravated.
Two ways to sleep should be avoided
1. Lying at the desk. Mainly seen in the “9 to 5 nights” office workers, at noon will take a nap at the desk. The nap can bring trouble to multiple parts of the body, such as the head is stuck on the arm for a long time, causing the blood circulation of the arm to be blocked, the nerve conduction is affected, and the symptoms of numbness and soreness of the arm are easily prone; the eyes are pressed during the desk It can cause an increase in intraocular pressure, and temporary visual blurring occurs after waking up. There is also a risk of causing eyeball swelling and eye shaft growth over time. In addition, sleep at the desk can not completely relax the body, certain muscle groups, sweat glands, and skin of the body will still be in a state of tension, resulting in not only lack of feeling of fullness after sleeping, but may feel more exhausted and lack of spirit. The afternoon work was overshadowed.
2. Sitting and snoring. Medical research shows that when the human body is in sleep state, blood circulation is slowed down, blood supply to the head is reduced, and “sitting on sleep” due to body position, the blood supply to the brain will be less, not only can not eliminate fatigue, but will cause people to wake up Dizziness, vertigo, fatigue and a series of cerebral ischemia and hypoxia symptoms, affecting the afternoon work and study.