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At Factory Mattress & Bedrooms in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Shallotte, Kinston, and Goldsboro NC, we want to stress the importance of rest. Whatever position you sleep in, there are pros and cons. Here are the pros and cons of 3 popular sleeping positions.

1. Back

PROS: This is the proper way to sleep for spine and neck health because the back isn’t forced to be contorted. Mattresses are also typically just for this position. This also is a great position because the face isn’t squished up against a pillow, thus less wrinkles!

CONS: Oftentimes those that sleep on their back suffer from frequent snoring-this is because gravity forces the base of the tongue to collapse into the airway. Sleeping on the back can also closely linked to sleep apnea later on.

2. Side Sleeping

PROS: This is the most common sleeping position. Most Doctors recommend this style of sleeping, especially during pregnancy as it helps with circulation to the heart. Side sleeping also can help with heartburn and acid reflux.

CONS: This position can put pressure on the stomach and lungs. Also, depending on what side you sleep on, you can face temporary arm-numbness, because you can restrict blood flow and press down on your nerves. You may also be putting a lot of your body weight on your shoulder which can strain your neck and shoulder muscles.

3. Stomach Sleeping

PROS/CONS: While this position is good for snoring, it’s terrible for everything else. This position leads to a lot of back and neck pain because your spine is contorted. Denying your spine a neutral position throughout the night can lead to a lot of back issues. Also you may be putting pressure on your muscles and joints. You may need to train your body to sleep in another way.

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At Factory Mattress & Bedrooms in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Shallotte, Kinston, and Goldsboro NC, we understand that next to your family, there’s nothing more important than a good night’s sleep. Whether you want the support of an innerspring mattress or the comfort of memory foam, we have the selection, service, and value to suit your needs. We carry top mattress name brands, like Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic.

After 38 years in business, we know mattresses. We also know the business. Our fast professional delivery and comfort guarantee will ensure that you don’t go another night tossing and turning. Your wallet can rest easy, too with our low price guarantee and 0% interest financing.

From our home to yours, we provide the best service and price. Come see what we can do for you. Contact us today!