This sleeping position could be damaging your neck and back

Published date25 May 2023
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
According to James Leinhardt, an expert on sleeping positions who published his opinion on the British Metro website, one sleeping position, in particular, will leave you sore and tired in the morning

In a video shared on TikTok, Leinhardt declared that sleeping on your stomach with your arms outstretched on your pillow above your head is like a car wreck for your body, and urged people to find a different position while they sleep.

He explained that the position resulted in people twisting their necks and raising their heads in a way that fights all the natural curves of the spine.

Demonstrating vertebral compression

In the video, which has garnered more than 55 million views, Leinhardt used a plastic skeleton to demonstrate how vertebrae are compressed when sleeping this way.

"You get neck pain and back pain from it," he stated and added that people still sleep this way every night.

Although some people claimed it was the most...

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