Sleeping in the proper position for your spine helps you get a more restful night of sleep. It also prevents straining the spine and waking up with pain. Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center of San Rafael, CA wants to let our patients know the most beneficial sleeping positions so every night is a good night of sleep.
The two best positons to sleep in are on the side and on the back. Everyone has a position they prefer. For those who snore or have sleep apnea, sleeping on the side may be the better option. Those who do sleep on the side should alternate sides as to not create an imbalance.
To properly sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees to take pressure off of your lower back. For proper sleeping on your side, slightly bend your legs and place a pillow between them. This helps keep your hips in good alignment.
Keep your cervical spine in line with the rest of your spine by using a pillow that supports your neck and head. Use a thicker pillow if you are sleeping on your side.
For more tips on posture and healthy sleeping positions, contact Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center here in San Rafael, CA. To schedule a consultation with us, call us at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website, www.summitchiro.net.