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What is the damage to sleeping on the stomach

 Sleep is considered one of the means of comfort of the human body after a long day of fatigue, and there is no doubt that the position of sleep affects the general health of the body as everyone has a preferred sleeping position such as sleeping on the back, the left side or the right side, and the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, forbade Sleeping on the stomach because of its great risks and side effects on the body and health, today we will learn about the harms of this sleeping position.


Damages of sleeping on the stomach:

 Sleeping on the stomach puts pressure on the spine:

As sleeping on the back causes more pressure on the spine due to the middle part of the body, and there is most of the body weight in it, which makes it difficult to maintain a neutral position for the spine during sleep, and this is the reason behind the pain of people who sleep on their stomachs. This causes them to wake up many times during the night, which increases their discomfort during the day.



Sleeping on the stomach causes early appearance of facial wrinkles:

As sleeping on the stomach causes pressure on one side of the face, which causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear early, and it also leads to the emergence of small red arteries in the face and makes the skin color uneven, so sleeping on the back is the best solution to avoid wrinkles so as not to Squeeze the pillow to allow the skin pores to breathe.


The cause of your neck problems may be:

As when sleeping on the stomach, and in order to be able to breathe during sleep, you will often tilt your head to one side, this matter causes a defect in the alignment of the neck and spine, and the absence of the neck and spine while sleeping in the same alignment, may cause many problems In the long term, such as a herniated disc.


 Especially harmful to a pregnant woman:

Although sleeping on the stomach during the last months of pregnancy is forbidden, it is preferable to avoid it as well during the first months, even though some believe that it does not pose a risk in the early stages of pregnancy, but it is necessary to be careful, and the reason for this is that sleeping on the stomach during pregnancy may It imposes a great additional pressure on the spine, and this pressure comes from not only the weight of the mother, but her fetus, which is growing in her womb as well, and doctors generally advise the pregnant woman to sleep on the left side to increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the fetus, and to help the fetus and mother get enough oxygen.

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