Updated: Jul 7
I had the pleasure of contributing to a recent article by Sleepopolis, discussing how a recent viral TikTok video showed how not to sleep and how to improve your sleeping posture.
Sleeping on your stomach may contribute to neck or back pain that you might be experiencing, disrupting your night's sleep.
Check out the full article to find out how not to sleep especially if you are a stomach sleeper, here.
When you sleep on your stomach, the spine is twisted in all sorts of ways. So if you sleep in this position throughout the night, it’s no surprise you may wake up feeling stiff and sore.
We work with many individuals presenting with neck and back pain which may be attributed to poor positioning during sleep. If you sleep on your back, try placing a pillow under your knees which helps support against the mattress and reduces strain on the lower back muscles. If you sleep on your side, then place a pillow between your knees to maintain good spinal alignment and try to prevent your top leg from falling over the bottom leg (the leg closest to the mattress) which may lead to increased stress on your hips, low back, and the surrounding muscles.
Sleeping on your stomach can place your neck in an over-arched position, causing your neck or back muscles to tighten up and work even harder throughout a whole night’s sleep.
Healthy posture habits can help prevent common neck, shoulder, and back problems and also improve your mood and energy throughout the day. There is nothing like waking up with a tight back, shoulders, or neck it can wreck your day and lead to a less productive daily output.
This video shares multiple ways to improve your sleep positions, especially if you are struggling with back pain that interferes with your sleep...
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