Posted: March 15, 2013 in General, Religious
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Sleeping on your Stomach forces your lower back into extension, and adds pressure to your lower back. It also puts unnecssary strain on your neck as pillows tend to be quite a bit higher than the mattress. The neck gets forced into extension even more so than the lower back, which could leave you with a crimp in your neck when you wake up in the morning. The body’s weight compresses the lungs, preventing a fully expanded deep breath. It also exerts unnecessary pressure on the breasts

It was also found that sleeping on one’s back was one of the WORST sleeping posture for: – sleep apnea; – back pain in pregnancy; – coughing attacks; – irregular or periodic breathing; – asthma; – health of pregnant women; – sleep paralysis and terrifying hallucinations; – nocturnal asthma; – health of geriatric inpatients; – pulmonary tuberculosis treated by thoracoplasty; – asthma and allergies; – snoring, hypopneas and apneas; – chronic respiratory insufficiency; – heart failure with sleep apnea; – bruxism and clenching episodes; and – stroke in elderly patients. 1993)

To avoid these problems, we recommend sleeping on your side. To make it even better – Add comfort and reduce stress on the hips by putting a pillow between your knees. Use a pillow of moderate height to support the head. Try a water pillow that can be easily adjusted. If there is room, stretch arms out front.

Here are some Hadith that show the Islamic way of sleeping…

814. Al-Bara’ ibn ‘Azib said, “When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to retire to his bed, he would lie on his right side and then say, ‘O Allah, I surrender my soul to You and I turn my face to You and I entrust my affair to You and I seek Your support with hope and fear of You. There is no refuge from You but to You. I have believed in Your Book which You sent down and Your Prophet whom You sent.'” [al-Bukhari]

815. Al-Bara’ ibn ‘Azib reported: ‘The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, do wudu’ as you do wudu’ for the prayer and then lie down on your right side. Then say…'” and he mentioned the rest of it and in it is, “Make that the last of the words that you utter.” [Agreed upon]

816. ‘A’isha said, “The Prophet , may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to pray eleven rak’ats at night. When it was dawn, he would pray two quick rak’ats and then lie on his right side until the mu’adhdhin came and gave the adhan.” [Agreed upon]


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