Some nights, sleep comes easily. Other nights, you have to be curled into the fetal position—covers between your legs—just to catch a wink.
But, according to Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep specialist, there’s one sleeping position that’s the absolute best for us: It’s on your back.
“When you lie on your back, you equally distribute your weight across your frame,” he explains. “In addition, your face is pointing upward, so there is no external stress on your neck.” (The only exception is for those who snore or have sleep apnea. Then it’s better to sleep on your side.)