The most important thing to do in order to improve your sleep posture, is to choose positions that helps keep your spine in alignment. If you have chronic problems with headaches, back pain, heartburn, sleep apnea, and/or fatigue, your sleep positions may be exacerbating these problems. Therefore, it is good to sleep either on your back or on your side.
Tips to Improve your Posture while Asleep
Sleeping on your side
If you tend to sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees in order to keep your hips aligned, and to prevent you from twisting to rest your knee on the mattress.
On your back
If you tend to sleep on your back, you can also place a pillow underneath your knees to make sure your back is in the optimal position. Another thing you can do is lower your pillow down to your shoulders so it will take stress of your neck and it will be at a steady incline. However, be aware that if you snore or have sleep apnea, this position will only exacerbate these issues.
If you are a stomach sleeper, then you likely need to work the most to improve your sleep posture, as this is typically considered the worst sleeping posture. Sleeping on your stomach forces you to turn your head to the left or to the right, creating pressure on the spine, muscles, and ligaments. If you use a pillow, it also pushes your head higher than the rest of your spine. This can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling.
If you are a stomach sleeper or find yourself waking up on your stomach, should start trying to change how you sleep. It will take time to change how you sleep but it will help you get better sleep and help the health of your spine/body.
Chiropractic care in Omaha
Omaha chiropractic care will help you sleep better, plus it will help get rid of your aches and pains you are feeling. Being under chiropractic care will help your overall health and allow you to start enjoying things you love.
We understand that everyone responds differently to different adjustments, that is why Dr. Zurek has a wide range of knowledge of different techniques that can be used through chiropractic care. He utilizes specific chiropractic techniques that allow your body to rest and absorb an adjustment, so you can recover and feel better faster. Zurek Chiropractic is passionate about investing in the health and wellness of every patient.