Expert on sleep explains how stomach problems can disrupt a good night’s sleep

@Levitex, a TikTok user explained why lying on your stomach can cause quadricep strain and suggested that followers sleep on their sides with support.

An expert on sleep has shared his insights about why it is possible to have problems sleeping on your stomach.

In a viral social media video, a sleep expert explains why stomach problems can be caused by sleeping on your stomach.

@Levitex, a TikTok user, explained why lying on your back with your leg bent could cause problems if you leave your quadricep muscles extended.

He also shared the ideal position to get a good night of sleep.

“Muscles don’t like to be tense for long periods of time,”He stated.

As he twists his neck he explains that you would not watch TV in a position like that for several hours, adding: “Why would you spend hours upon hours twisting your neck [while sleeping]?”.

“This is a position that I believe we have made very clear.” he said.

“It’s easy to fix.”







TikToker claims that sleeping on your back prevents muscle problems
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He then shows how better positions for sleeping are.

According to the TikToker, you should roll onto your back and extend your bottom arm out in front of your face so your ears, shoulders and hips are aligned on top of one another.

Additional support can be provided by a pillow placed between your knees.

“It’s so easy,”He concluded.

Many people replied to their shock that sleeping on your stomach was bad for them.

“Damn I always sleep like position one,”A follower said.

“So that’s why I get a sore back,”An additional option was added.

However, several followers replied to say that suggested ideal sleep position was “uncomfortable.”

“I would rather sleep in position 1 than risk back problems.” one said.

“This is not an easy task.” another commented.

“However, it isn’t as comfortable as that. The first position is what I prefer.” a third added.

The sleep expert responded saying, “Comfy is just what we become used to – like slouching on a sofa”.

The sleep expert also advised followers to make sure they have a thick enough pillow, which “should lift your head off the bed and fill the gap”.

“I started using the pillow in this position after being a stomach sleeper and now I can’t sleep any other way! So comfy,”One user commented.

TikTok is seeing more sleep hacks, with @YoungerYouDoc’s method of rubbing two fingers inside your wrist to help you fall asleep becoming viral.

“All you’ve got to do is rub that spot on your wrist for like two to three minutes,”In the video, he explains.

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