Sleeping on your back is better for those who experience back pain. If you snore or have sleep apnea, being on your side prevents obstruction to your airway. Slightly elevating your body can keep stomach acids away from your esophagus to prevent heartburn and acid reflux.
Aside from plenty of water and good night's rest, there are vitamins that can boost your immune system: Vitamin C in citrus fruit and broccoli, Vitamin E in nuts and whole grains, Zinc in beans and turkey, and omega-3 fatty acids found in nuts, tuna, and flaxseed or hempseed oil.
Did you know that you can become dehydrated in your sleep? As your first act of the morning, drink a glass of water to hydrate, boost metabolism, flush toxins, and curb hunger.
Lavender's scent has been studied and documented for its sleep aid qualities. A 2005 study found that inhaling its scent before bed resulted in deeper, better sleep, while a 2008 study found that women with insomnia found sleep more easily with the help of lavender.