January 15, 2013

Find the Perfect Sleep Position

By Logan Lafferty

Tossing and turning all night to find that perfect sleeping position? Experts say there is no one right way to sleep…Roughly 10% of sleep apnea patients can be cured by changing their sleep position, said Eric Olson, co-director of the Mayo Clinic's Center for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minn. While there are many sleep products designed to keep people off their backs, Dr. Olson and other experts recommend sewing a tennis ball onto the back of your night shirt to avoid rolling on to your back. And for people who want to stay on their back, he suggests elevating the head by at least 30 degrees or using a wedge pillow.

Wall Street Journal  by Sumathi Reddy

Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Eric Olson, Mayo Clinic Rochester, sleep apnea, Sleep Medicine, sleep position, Wall Street Journal

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