Expert shows exact position you should sleep in to cool down during heatwave
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Warm, isn’t it? As you are probably all too aware, we’re in the grip of a bit of a heatwave here in the UK. And while it’s all well and good having some beer garden pints after you finish work and firing up the barbie at weekends - when it comes to getting a decent night’s kip, it’s a different matter.
He then goes on to share a couple of charts that show the warmest parts of both a man and woman’s body. The warmest bit is the forehead, but following that it’s the spot just at the bottom of the spine.
“Think about the best position to sleep in to reduce the heat from these areas.
“Of course - it’s ‘the dreamer’ yet again. If you lie in this position then you have the least amount of contact of your body to the bed, so heat will naturally fire away much quicker than if you’re lying [on your back].”
So there you have it.
For those of you who don’t quite know what ‘the dreamer’ position is, it’s a semi-foetal side position and for extra comfort, you can add an additional pillow between your knees to provide even more support.
Earlier this year, Leindhardt revealed the one ‘car crash’ position you should avoid like the plague.
In a clip on TikTok, he wrote: “The worst sleeping position goes to... stomach sleeping.”
In the footage, Leinhardt said: “This is literally the worst sleeping position... In fact, sorry, this is the worst ever sleeping position.”
He pulled his knee towards his upper body so that his legs are widened, but still laying flat on the bed.
“You’re rotating your neck, you’re twisting it,” he explained.
“You’re putting your head up and you’re fighting all the natural curves of your spine. You’re compressing your vertebrae. You’re getting pins and needles, neck pain and back pain."
Leinhardt added: “And you still do it every night... Why?!”
Don’t ask me, mate. I sleep on my back.