If you're a side sleeper, you're in good company. Most people tend to sleep on their sides in one form or another with an astounding 41% of people sleeping in the curled-up foetal position. Some scientists believe that sleeping on your side can be good for your brain while others believe it causes wrinkles!
Pregnant women are recommended to sleep on their sides to prevent their growing baby placing pressure on major arteries as they sleep. Serial snorers - or should that be their partners - can benefit from side sleeping because it helps prevent snoring. That's because the soft tissues in the throat don't collapse in the same way as they do if you sleep on your back
If you're a side sleeper you need to choose the right bedding to support your body. Choosing the correct depth pillow is essential. Give yourself the right amount of support by making sure your pillow fills the gap between your head and the mattress. People with smaller frames will need shallower pillows than people with larger frames - if you find one pillow isn't enough then you can double up on pillows to find the perfect depth.
A softer mattress or mattress topper will allow your shoulders and hips to sink down a little and align your spine for a better sleeping position. You may also find that a shallow pillow between your knees helps reduce pressure on your lower back.