“You want your ears, your shoulders, your hips, your knees, [and] your ankles all stacked on top of each other.
“If you pop a pillow between your knees and ankles, then you’re going to de-weight that top leg and keep it better supported.”
Which sleep style do you have? Image: Levitex.
Leinhardt, who has spent more than a decade working with critically injured and chronically ill patients to improve their sleep, told his fans that these are the only two positions to sleep in, “unless you have some sort of clinical reason for lying on your stomach, which is very rare.”
The video has received hundreds of comments since it was posted on July 24.
“The clinical reason is I physically can’t sleep unless I’m on my stomach,” one person responded.
“I’ve tried not sleeping on my stomach. Sorry I prefer not supporting my back perfectly over not sleeping at all,” someone else added.
“I ALWAYS have sleeping paralysis when I sleep on my back,” another shared. “I only sleep on one side because of that.”
In a previous video, the expert called stomach sleeping the “car crash” of sleeping positions.
In a previous video, the Englishman told his audience that sleeping on your stomach, with your leg raised and the neck turned to one side, is the “car crash of sleeping positions”.
“When you hit 60 or 70 you are going to start getting some arthritis [from sleeping on your belly], you’re going to get pain in your neck, you’re going to get pain in your hips, you’re going to get pain in your shoulder,” he said, “it’s coming, please believe me, I’m trying to help you avoid it.”