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Neck and back pain can keep you up all night. Even a minor injury can cause pain, and sleeping the wrong way at night can make it worse. One of the best medicines to relieve your pain is a good night’s sleep. These sleeping 3 positions will help you fall asleep more easily—and stay asleep throughout the night.
One way to help relieve your pain as you sleep is by sleeping in fetal position—on your side with your knees tucked in. This position takes pressure off your back. Rotate to each side ocassionally so that one side doesn’t start to feel imbalanced. This position gives your vertebrae room to breathe if you’re experiencing back pain.
Fetal position with a pillow between the legs
This position is similar to the traditional fetal position, but try it with a pillow between your legs. Place the pillow so it creates a separation and keeps your legs from stacking on top of each other. The pillow between your legs helps keep the rest of your body aligned. Again, like the fetal position, be sure to alternate between which side you’re lying on.
On your back with a pillow under your knees
Sleeping on your back evenly distributes your weight. This helps with the alignment of your spine and takes some stress away from other body parts. While you’re on your back, place a pillow under your knees. This helps keep your back’s natural arch. Additionally, you can place a smaller pillow or towel under the small of your back for extra support.
Another key to a great sleep
A new sleeping position could be the difference between suffering from pain or feeling relief. If you’re experiencing continued stress and pain from sleeping, consider visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors specialize in relieving pain and injuries. Chiropractors practice non-invasive techniques and their treatments, exercises, and manipulations can make a huge difference in how you feel. Talk to one about creating a plan that’s unique to your needs.
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