We all think of “good posture” while we’re sitting or standing, but a lot of us neglect to remember proper posture during the night—leading to little-to-no sleep, and a tired, achy body in the morning. In fact, a recent Women’s Health survey found that “nearly 80% [of women] have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23% have issues every night”.
This article in Women’s Health has a few sleeping position suggestions—keeping in mind certain ailments we may be experiencing (click the link below to see what the article has to say about each ailment/sleeping position):
- NO PAIN—lie on your side
- HEARTBURN—lie on your left side
- SINUS PAIN—lie on your side, propped up
- SHOULDER PAIN—lie on your side in a “hug” pose
- PMS—lie on your back
- SORE HIPS—lie on your back
- ACHY JAW—lie on your back face-up
- STIFF NECK—lie on your back
- BACK PAIN—lie on your side with your legs supported
To achieve a good night’s rest with back pain, it’s essential to keep your spine in a neutral position. Make sure to invest in a good pillow (like BackJoy’s SleepSound) that supports your neck and spine and place a firm pillow between your knees.
Also, be sure to let us know in the comments if any of these positions help you get a better night’s rest!