Humans spend about a third of their day sleeping; it’s no wonder sleeping is significant for our health. Researchers at the University of Cambridge’s department of psychiatry and the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence at Fudan University in Shanghai conducted a study to determine the ideal amount of sleep adults over the age of 40 need every night. The results? Seven hours is the optimal time for a good night’s sleep.
But how do sleeping positions affect our health? Everybody has a preferred sleeping position that helps them fall asleep or makes them more comfortable. Whether you prefer sleeping on your side or your back, experts say various sleeping positions can improve or prevent certain health concerns.