Positioning Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep

October 25, 2010

It is not only the type of mattress that you sleep on at night that can cause pain and stiffness in the morning, but also the position you sleep in.By making simple changes to your sleeping position you can take the strain off of your back, avoid aggravating a backache, or both.

First off, the absolute worst position you can sleep in is on your stomach. I know there are a lot of stomach sleepers out there cringing right now, but by sleeping on your stomach at night you have no choice but to forcefully turn your head to one side or the other for hours at a time. This position is extremely hard on your neck and can lead to tingling in the hands and fingers because of the increased stress on the nerves in your neck. If at all possible, it is highly recommended that you sleep on a firm mattress in either a back or side position.

While sleeping on your back it is advised to place a pillow under your knees to help ease stress on your lower back. In addition…     Read More Here…

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