Sleeping Positions Matter!

Sleeping Positions Matter!

I treat a lot of people that after waking up can not move their neck.  Or in more chronic conditions, people sleep in a certain position, for example on their stomach, causing a strain on joints and imbalance to the muscles leaving them with chronic pain.

Best Positions are:

1. Side sleeping: Make sure you have a pillow between your legs to straighten out your hips and not put pressure on your knees, and use a pillow is on the thinner end so it is putting your cervical spine in a neutral position.  I have found the "Butterfly Pillow" to be beneficial.

2. Sleeping on your back: If you have low back pain you can place a pillow under your knees to relieve pressure, and again you can use the same pillow as above to keep your spine in a neutral position.

Stomach sleepers, I know it is hard, but this will lead to chronic pain if you don't experience this already.

You will have a better night sleep, and notice increase energy through out the day.

Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Joelle Ludwig Acupuncture