If the sensation of a banging headache coincides with the sound of your alarm clock, you're not alone.

According to statistics, one in 13 people wake up with a headache (despite not having hit the vino the night before) and it turns out their sleeping position may be to blame for this one.


Highlighting the issue, Marie Claire gave us the 411 on the positions to avoid if we want to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning. (Or, you know, as close to human as possible)

According to those in the know, sleeping on your front, in the foetal position or with your arm over your head put you on the fast-track to a world of pain upon waking.


These positions are known to cause tension in the neck and shoulders while, in some cases, they are responsible for cutting off circulation in this area which understandably causes discomfort.

And while it may not sound the most appealing, for those who do wake up with headaches, experts advise you to adopt the 'coffin-pose 'before drifting off as this position maintains a straight spine and allows for proper blood circulation.

Worth a try, right?