Sleep Positions That Cause Pain

The Most Common Sleep Positions That Cause Pain

sleep positions that cause painMillions of people around the world do not sleep well at night. They wake up in the morning feeling tired and sore, with many aches and pains. In most cases, this is because they are not sleeping in the proper position. If you are one of these people, you may be sleeping in of these common sleep positions that cause pain.

Neck and back pain are among the most common results of an improper sleep position. Fortunately, there are simple ways to relieve your discomfort. By adjusting the position in which you sleep, you will be amazed at how much better you feel in the morning.

The most common of the sleep positions that cause pain is sleeping on your stomach>. When you sleep in this position, you put a great deal of strain on your neck and your back. Your back is arched and your neck is twisted to the side. With so much strain on your spine, it is not surprising that you wake up feeling sore and painful.

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The best positions to sleep in are on your side or on your back. Sleep apnea often responds to positional therapy or change in sleeping position. However, you may need to purchase some additional products to give you the support that you need for a truly satisfying night’s sleep.

If you would like to sleep on your back, it is important to use pillows that support your neck and have a good mattress. Pillows that conform to the normal neck curve and your back will give you adequate support. This way, you can avoid putting too much strain on your neck. Poorly supportive mattresses can affect the entire spine.

If you prefer to sleep on your side, you need to make sure that your spine stays straight while you sleep. Providing adequate support for your neck so that it does not slump down will help you avoid aches and pains. Having a pillow placed between your knees while side sleeping can help your lower back from being twisted and prevent strain of the back muscles. In fact, some body pillows can keep your spine aligned while side sleeping, relax the back muscles while in the back sleeping position used under your knees and can help transition you from stomach sleeping, which is one of the most common sleep positions that cause pain.

By avoiding the most common sleep positions that cause pain, you can get the restful sleep that you have been missing.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.