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Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back

Most everyone knows that good posture is important. But good posture doesn’t apply just to sitting and standing. The muscles and ligaments of your back relax and heal themselves while you sleep. In order to protect your back, good posture is important while sleeping.

1. Sleeping on Your Back

The best position to avoid back pain is lying flat on your back. Even so, many people find it the hardest way to enjoy deep sleep. For optimal spine alignment, place one pillow underneath your head or neck and another underneath your knees. If you’re pregnant, however, you should avoid this position because it decreases blood circulation to the heart and baby.

2.Sleeping on Your Side

Side sleeping with your legs straight is the second-best position for avoiding back and neck pain. It’s also a good position for snorers or anyone with sleep apnea because it keeps your airways open. If you can, stretch your legs out straight and tuck a pillow between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral alignment.

Another type of side sleeping — with your legs bent upwards — is less ideal for your back. Known as the fetal position, it may be the most popular sleep style, but it promotes an uneven distribution of weight that can cause back pain and sore joints. Try straightening your body into a relaxed position by untucking your chin and adjusting your knees. If you’re pregnant, it’s a comfortable way to take the weight from your back.

3. Sleeping on Your Stomach

This is not our favorite sleeping position. Still, we know many people, especially men, find this comfortable. Many women often do not, but there are a select few who still prefer it. If you do like to sleep on your stomach, we have some suggestions. First, place a pillow under your pelvis. Having it positioned in your lower abdomen helps to relieve some pressure from your back. Secondly, consider a thin pillow or no pillow at all. Although it isn’t our favorite, it isn’t without benefit. Many people with Degenerative Disc Disease may find this the most comfortable position.

Also, remember to not sleep in the same position every night. Your body does benefit from switching sides, or even positions. At the end of the day, the best sleeping positions are the ones you find most comfortable. The important part is to keep your spine aligned as much as possible. If you still are experiencing back pain, call us today. We work with our clients to come up with a solution to reduce back pain. If you ever experience numbness or pain, make sure to change your position.

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