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What's the Best Position to Sleep In?

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To get 2 months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free, click here: http://skl.sh/scishow10 What's the best sleeping position? Well, with all the pseudoscience to consider, it might just depend on who you are. *The graphic at 1:05 shows the stomach on the wrong side of the body. It should be pictured on the left side of the body, not the right. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, Tim Curwick, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/best-sleep-positions#1 https://www.popsci.com/sleep-pain-change-position#page-5 https://sleep.org/articles/best-sleep-position/ https://www.stonybrook.edu/newsroom/general/150804sleeping.php https://www.healthline.com/health/is-it-bad-to-sleep-on-your-stomach#pregnant-women https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/18/health/sleep-positions-good-bad/index.html http://www.jneurosci.org/content/35/31/11034 https://www.smrv-journal.com/article/S1087-0792(98)90018-1/abstract https://americanpostureinstitute.com/sleep-apnea-your-posture-may-be-strangling-you-while-you-sleep/ https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sleep-during-pregnancy.html
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SciShow (28 days ago)
To get 2 months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free, click here: http://skl.sh/scishow10
Flip Flops (of Doom) (26 days ago)
PRABHAKAR SINGH no one likes spam, do interviews.
PRABHAKAR SINGH (26 days ago)
Flip Flops (of Doom) (26 days ago)
"If you sleep with your head facing east it will cause neck pain because it makes your body work against the moons orbit." (My super smart sister-in-law) and: If you sleep with your head facing south you end up fighting gravity and get back aches and have other problems.
Oğuzhan Dağlı (27 days ago)
Before watching, I wanna assume it.ı think it is on right hand and towards to right. I will not watch it because the prophet said that with the help of Allah. Even this fact can be a sign of that Islam is real religion
Black Boğa (27 days ago)
Wish they didn't ask for a credit card number
Miguel Rivera (1 day ago)
I sleep on my side but it does weird stuff to my shoulders.
Cyclone Jack (1 day ago)
if you sleep on your back you'll dream more often and vividly
Popz 04 (2 days ago)
stomach sleeping is the worst if u arent COMPLETELY flat up and down
Princess BouncyHouse (2 days ago)
For me, sleeping on my belly really messed up the vertebrae in my neck over time. I've had all kinds of issues with my right arm for 8 years until a doctor noticed that the problem wasn't my arm but indeed my neck. Now I have to (mainly) sleep on my back and I have gotten a lot better! It's really weird how much the way you sleep can affect you. Love the show!
BRONZE900 (6 days ago)
I sleep on my stomach, hugging a pillow, head slightly tilted(so my nose isn't pressed).
Madelyn Poling (8 days ago)
And now, I'm going to spend more time thinking about my terrible sleeping position then sleeping, thanks a lot for telling me all the horrific side effects of sleeping on your stomach, and you telling me that as long as I'm not soar when I wake up was not reassuring, and when I can't get comfortable on my stomach I want to sleep on my right side, WHY!?! SCISHOW I JUST WANT TO SLEEP!
Shane Woolley (9 days ago)
Takeaway: you will never be truly comfortable, and having a body is a liability
North Nokris (10 days ago)
Sleeping on your back increases your chance of sleep paralysis
Vinay N.K (11 days ago)
what position to avoid recurring sleep paralysis ?
XDarnell xiOS (13 days ago)
I will never sleep on my right side again
android user (13 days ago)
Phuoc Le (13 days ago)
I don’t know why this happens but when my nose get stuffed I sleep on my left side and that will unclog my right nose
JT (14 days ago)
She's a WITCH!
illyounotme (14 days ago)
I tend to fall asleep on my stomach, but then shift to my left side or back while sleeping and am in either of those positions when I wake. I don't know why I tend to fall asleep best on my stomach, but after watching this I am glad I tend to shift during sleep to a better position.
m mac (15 days ago)
i sleep on my stomach; it's the most comfortable and the most uncomfortable thing.
Jaquelidor (17 days ago)
Has there ever been research on how sleep position effects the colon? If you're on your right side you're putting the full weight of your abdominal organs on the ascending colon. If on your left side it's all on the descending colon. Is there a "better" side?
I usually alternate between my 2 sides and stomach when I sleep, I never sleep on my back.
Vann Ardhyan (18 days ago)
all the ordinances of daily life have been taught by prophet Muhammad SAW has been scientifically proven. one of them sleeping position like this.
n8bolton (19 days ago)
Can confirm - Sleeping on my left side is 100% better than on my right. In fact, if I'm sick or have a migraine, lying on my right side is guaranteed to bother me, while lying on my left helps me numb the pain and get comfortable enough to sleep.
Kuchi Kopi (19 days ago)
I am most comfortable on my stomach but I have SERIOUS back tightness in the mornings. It's not as comfortable but I wake up best while sleeping on my side with a pillow propping me up. Something about the pressure on the front of my body is most comfortable hence the pillow.
Dank Tank Drag Kings (19 days ago)
Mice and rats are not the same thing. Especially when talking about thier brains.
Benjamin Hill (20 days ago)
I don’t sleep on a pillow
InHumano XY (20 days ago)
The best position to sleep in is in Olivia Gordon´s arms. My love you´re back! I missed you!
BunnyKitKat (20 days ago)
That was actually a really good segway to skillshare
kimani (21 days ago)
I rather sleep standing up. Thank you tho
Shirma Akayaku (22 days ago)
My favorite position to sleep in is face down, ass up.
Nadia Povta (22 days ago)
I sleep hands on top of my thighs, face down on stomach- very weird. (makes my back hurt, but the only way to fall asleep)
LoquaciousLaners42 (22 days ago)
Well crap, I only sleep in my stomach, and I like BIG pillows. (Also I have sleep apnea and I don't use the c pap machine)
Sara Johnson (23 days ago)
I sleep on my stomach have lots of back pain, but i cant breath on my back or sides what can i do
bob george (23 days ago)
i spin like a top when i sleep. i dont hold one position.
Blake Thompson-Dodd (23 days ago)
I often sleep squashed up against the wall with various limbs hanging off the edge. Regardless of bed size.
Jazznblues (23 days ago)
Might, might, might is hardly science.
The Doc (23 days ago)
“Pregnant people”, god forbid you say “women”, stupid leftists.
Flyingsod Wai (24 days ago)
Up talking is annoying. Please try to stop.
bron lebron (24 days ago)
I sleep in costume of sponge bob because without it I would not be able to breathe underwater.
Ghibli Fiend (24 days ago)
I cannot for the life of me ever feel comfortable sleeping on my back or front. I always sleep on my side, mostly the right and someone who suffers from acid reflux i can confirm sleeping on my left side helps with it.
Kamote Tops (24 days ago)
I can't sleep on my back as I often get sleep paralysis when in this position.
Amir Bright (24 days ago)
"For people who are pregnant" you mean women!
Ali Syed (25 days ago)
100% sleeping on the right side increases heart burn. It's night and day, no pun intended
RedLeader327 (25 days ago)
I sleep on my left side, cuddled up with proper pillows.
Seth Harrington (25 days ago)
Ahhh my favorite answer. "It depends"
elenacasey gibbons (25 days ago)
Girl, if I’m having trouble sleeping, imma fall asleep anyway I can.
The Absolute Madman (25 days ago)
“People” don’t get pregnant. “Women” do.
Le Penseur (23 days ago)
I thought it weird that she said that as well.
Karasu Inaiga (25 days ago)
People with spinal disorders are not necessarily in a neutral position on their back.
Diana Nielson (25 days ago)
I used to sleep on my stomach and side (and lying on my stomach still feels relaxing and comfortable), but after a car crash that gave me TBI, I wake up to roll over constantly throughout the night. It's gotten better so I don't notice it as much (or maybe don't do it as much... there's no way to know!), but it's still really annoying :/
LOKESH VARMA (25 days ago)
She looks so diffrent .. god is great
Daniel harman (25 days ago)
I sleep on my stomach because I can’t get comfortable any other way
Michael Heliotis (25 days ago)
I'll seriously never get over the hilarious segways in these sponsored videos.
Ethan Asher (25 days ago)
So sleep on your left side with you head on It a right side. Most healthy way possible.
Derek Jasinski (25 days ago)
What a waste of time. You barley saud anything but an advertisement
Pierre C. (25 days ago)
1:28 "For PEOPLE who are pregnant" Level of political correctness: it's over 9000!
Anh Tuan Tran (26 days ago)
Should I sleep without a pillow?
Herbert Spineckie (26 days ago)
as a Jaffa i not require sleep, just kel' no reem
Edgar Wen (26 days ago)
my pet ferret sleeps in a manner that he's simultaneously on his back and side, i have no idea if its comfortable or not
Morgan Bennett (26 days ago)
I sleep weird positions and I always hug my pillow while I sleep
Lauren (26 days ago)
I've always known sleeping on the stomach is the worst for you, yet it's the most comfortable position for me to sleep in... *cry*
alex h (26 days ago)
Uhh she's the worst lol
Alex J Brimmer (26 days ago)
I have scoliosis and sleeping on the left is very uncomfortable. Right side always, unless I'm holding onto my wife on the left. And I can never sleep on my stomach. Hell no.
MarGuy Thatguy (26 days ago)
mad dy (26 days ago)
I sleep on my stomach but with no pillow. I like to be completely flat, and it's super comfortable for me. If I'm sick at all I always wake up on my back.
Mostly Harmless (26 days ago)
Möbius band is the best position to sleep in, since there's only one side to choose
Gian Da hora. (26 days ago)
why is olivia so damn pretty wtf
Matinator (26 days ago)
1:07 thats a terribly low stomach
J.R. Zippie (26 days ago)
Sleeping naked is good for me...allows my junk to flop around freely and breathe for awhile........
Prison Riot (26 days ago)
Standing upside down is best
Luna Tulpa (26 days ago)
I sleep snuggling my pony plushie and with my sexy body pillow close in my arms :3
PRABHAKAR SINGH (26 days ago)
JALO LIONEL (26 days ago)
I only sleep on my side when I'm sick
Ben Low (26 days ago)
That smooth plug
surfoni101 (26 days ago)
OMG can I ever do anything?! I cant even sleep right 😭
pisse3000 (26 days ago)
The host is looking much happier than she usually doew! 😊 I hope everything is going well for her! 😄
Dennis Vance (26 days ago)
If you’re Batman, the best sleeping position is hanging upside down.
Meta Ze Gr8 (26 days ago)
Do not report me
Meta Ze Gr8 (26 days ago)
Reverse cowgirl
Meta Ze Gr8 (26 days ago)
Doggy style
Meta Ze Gr8 (26 days ago)
Arjun Dev (26 days ago)
shavasaan! no pillows, I am sticking with it! D:
Definitely surrounded by pussy. I prefer british shorthair, but Maine Coon is also a good choice.
Kyrlics (26 days ago)
I dunno why but iiked your facial expression and the way you said "but the real answer is, it depends."
Phil Knowles (26 days ago)
"for nothing" or "free". heavens. You're giving me a high level of heartburn. This is so tenuous it's unbelievable. Come on, Hank. Jesus. This has to be the most disappointing Scishow ever :(
Elian Garcia (26 days ago)
Whos watching this in bed rn?
Eric P (26 days ago)
I stopped using a pillow when sleeping on my back or stomach. The angle puts too much strain on my neck. An uncomfortable pillow is self defeating.
Nati Raine (26 days ago)
Can one of the other (read: better) presenters do videos? Thanks.
ausethredge (26 days ago)
Funny just thinking about it, at the end of everyday my brain is like a wasteland.... I love sleeping on my left side.
dmcepeda (26 days ago)
I sleep with music on, listening to the individual beats and drift away..
najib daccache (26 days ago)
I love your show and the hosts so please take my criticism for a constructive one: 1:30 "People" who are pregnant. Why corrupt science with political correctness? It starts benign, as always, then it turns to something extreme at the end. Please keep science innocent. Thanks.
Mickaël Herzock (26 days ago)
It doesn't matter what position you fall asleep in if you move around a lot during the night anyway!
Devon Farrier (26 days ago)
I have noticed I have different thinking patterns depending on the way I'm laying at night
Masterman PG (27 days ago)
I always sleep on my side in a way that kind of looks like a cane.
commeownist (27 days ago)
With an anime bodypillow
TheOneVictor (27 days ago)
I don't got 4 minutes fo dis.
tanishq chaudhary (27 days ago)
This is why I don't sleep.
Michelle Boese-Empey (27 days ago)
What we can't figure out is how blankets work. Flat sheets and blankets that nicely cover us transform into a complicated manifold with little surface area during the night just about every night. We need to find some dynamical systems model for this, I guess. #firstworldmathproblems
AshGod (27 days ago)
I sleep wherever the pillow is coldest, if im balacing on my head all night, then so be it
AshGod (27 days ago)
This was probably the sole cringy line-to-advertisement you guys have done😭
seraphic (27 days ago)
that sleeping rat was so cute.
sound insight (27 days ago)
eww a woman talking about science? cant take her seriously
Se7enAte (27 days ago)
I used to sleep in any position until I was in a cast for a while on my arm. Now I'm strictly a side-sleeper even years after getting the cast off
Carolina Tijerina (27 days ago)
What about those who move throughout their sleep? Like you start in one position and change in the middle of the night? Also what about those who move parallel to the bed? Lol sleep

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