What this kitten teaches about sleep
Do you sleep like this adorable Japanese kitten named Tetsuro, flat on your back with your hands by your sides? Experts call this the "soldier" position and say it's good for your back, as it stretches out your vertebrae and puts less stress on the spine. But that supine position can also worsen snoring and sleep apnea, a condition in which you actually stop breathing for some seconds, which happens when gravity causes the soft palate and base of the tongue to slacken and collapse into the rear of the throat.