The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common Body Problems
Stomach, Back or Side? How You Slumber Can Aggravate Pain, Prevent the Body From Bouncing Back
Many people don’t realize how important getting a good nights sleep is. And it’s not just about the amount of sleep, but the quality of sleep as well. From aches to pains, indigestion, or even a tendency to snore, there are positions in which you can sleep that can help cure what ails you.
“It’s important that people take time to think about how they position themselves when they sleep,” said Peggy Brill, a Manhattan orthopedic physical therapist. “Rest is important for the muscular skeletal system to recover” from the day’s stresses, she said. “The proteins get back into the muscles, there’s rejuvenation of the body, so you want to be in a healthy anatomical position when you sleep.”
Below is an awesome info-graphic from The Wall Street Journal that points out some of the most common troublesome positions and highlights how you can adjust these so you can go back to having undisturbed, restful sleep.
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Are you suffering from back pain? You could try sleeping with a pillow between your knees. Do you have indigestion or acid reflux? Try elevating your head a little with some of your fluffy pillows or with your bed by placing some bricks under the legs. Wasting your precious sleeping hours by forcing yourself to sleep uncomfortably is exactly that, a waste of your health and time. If you want more information other than this info-graphic on how sleeping positions can affect you, we’ve included a link to the full WSJ article.
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