Improve Your Sleep Posture
Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 20, 2015. 0 Comments
Lie on your side, with your legs supported A whopping 40 per cent of women suffer spinal issues, according to the Clinical Journal of Pain, and many of those originate - or get worse - between the sheets, because a wonky sleep pose can throw off spinal alignment for hours, says sleep medicine specialist Dr Robert Rosenberg. The key is to keep your spine in a neutral, naturally curved position. Lie on your side with a slight bend in your knees, hips stacked straight up (letting your top hip flop forward will rotate your spine, fuelling more pain). Place a firm pillow or two in between your knees so your legs are propped about hip-width apart. Your arms can relax out in front of you. If this feels funny at first, don't give up. Sleeping with extra padding takes practice, but is definitely worth it.