HOW TO TAKE A GOOD SLEEP
18 Sep 2019
It's true that some sleeping positions can cause neck pain, back pain and even shoulder pain. One place to start is to look at how you sleep. Here are additional tips to minimize the pain:
1) Neck Pain
Avoid using too high or stiff a pillow, which keeps the neck flexed overnight and can result in morning pain and stiffness. If you sleep on your side, keep your spine straight by using a pillow that is higher under your neck than your head.
2) Back Pain
Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees will keep your hips, pelvis, and spine in better alignment. Allow your right or left shoulder to make contact with the mattress, along with the rest of that side of your body. Place a pillow between your knees. If there’s a gap between your waist and the mattress, consider using a small pillow there for added support.
3) Shoulder Pain
Try sleeping on your back with a small pillow nested between your shoulder blades. You may still experience pain from resting on your back alone, so don’t forget to enforce your shoulders’ natural bends by keeping the area between them raised.