Is It Bad to Sleep on Your Stomach? We Asked a Doctor



If you're here reading this, I'm assuming we have at least one thing in common: a penchant for sleeping belly-down, face buried in the pillows. Try as I might, I just can't fall asleep if I'm not flopped on my stomach with my limbs akimbo. But there's so much internet lore about sleeping on your stomach being the worst position literally ever (it hurts your back; your neck will be forever sore!) that I began to worry I was sabotaging my health with my sleep position. 

Again, since you're reading this, I'm assuming that you've come to a similar realization and would also like to know once and for all: Is it bad to sleep on your stomach? I consulted the experts to help me separate fact from fiction. Here's what they said.