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What is the best sleeping position?

I am a 34 year old male. I want to know what is the healthiest sleeping position?

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When babies begin to be able to move they tend to turn to their sides. However, sleeping is also dynamic and moving while sleeping is expected and should not be a concern. Individuals with internal or musculoskeletal issue need to adapt sleeping situation according to their needs.
On your side in the semi fetal position is best. Second is lying on your back. Never sleep on your stomach.
Typically, a sleeping position on your back or side with a pillow underneath the knees or between the knees is best. However, we often find that your body naturally finds comfortable positions while asleep and research has not show that sleeping position closely correlates with pain levels.
The side position preferably with a pillow that supports your neck like pillo pedic
On your side or on your back. Different for different people.

Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS
On your back!!!
This is a very good question. Because we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, it is important that our sleeping positions are conducive to maintaining proper spinal alignment. The best recommended sleeping positions are either laying on your side or on your back. If you sleep in a side laying position, placing a pillow in between your knees keeps your pelvis from torquing which can lead to increase low back pain and tension. Also, make sure your pillow maintains your neck centered between your shoulders and not positioned too high or low. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow underneath the knees to reduce tension in the low back.
On your back with a pillow under your knees, and a pillow that properly supports your neck. You also may consider what type of mattress you are sleeping on. The most important part about sleeping, however, is that you get a good night's sleep, no matter what position you are in.
Side or back.
Typically face up or on your side while maintaining a neutral spine.
The best sleeping position for you, is the position which gives you the most sleep. There is no 1 right way for everyone to sleep. As long as you are sleeping soundly and waking up rested, the position does not matter.