Quick tip: You can sleep on your back with knee support; sleep on the side with a pillow between the knees; sleep in the fetal position; sleep on your front with pillow under the stomach; sleep on your front with the head face down; or sleep on your back in a reclined position.
Sure, we all have our favorite sleeping positions. And while some prefer to sleep on their back, or on their side, others love to sleep on their belly.
But, what if you're pregnant or are dealing with a health condition that makes sleeping a certain way uncomfortable...what do you do?
Well, it might be time to ditch your favorite positions for the best positions for your situation, until things get back to normal, right? Absolutely!
Best Sleeping Position for Back Pain
If you’re dealing with back pain, we recommend sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees as this sleeping position helps relieve back pain.
What to do?
- Start by laying flat on your back, eyes facing the ceiling
- Next, place a small pillow underneath your knees
- Then position a pillow to support the head and neck
- Make sure to keep your spine in a neutral position
The pillow is super important as it helps keep that curve in your lower back
Best Sleeping Position for Neck Pain
For neck pain, there are two options: Either you sleep on your side or on your back. Why? Because these two sleeping positions go easy on the neck.
If you decide to sleep on your side:
- Get into bed and roll to one side
- Get a pillow and position it to support your head and neck
- Place a firm pillow between your knees
If you decide to sleep on your back:
- Lay flat on your back, facing the ceiling
- Place a small pillow under your knees
- Position a pillow to support the head and neck
- Use a rounded pillow to support the natural curve of your neck and a flatter pillow to cushion your head
Best Sleeping Position for Digestion
If you had too much to eat before bedtime, you might have a hard time falling asleep.
The best thing to do is eat light once you’re approaching bedtime. But for those occasional times when you break the bedtime eating rules, the best sleeping position is on your left side.
This position [because of the unique shape it forms] aids digestion by helping your stomach breakdown the heavy stuff easier.
Thing is, pain or discomfort of any kind cannot only affect your sleep, it can affect your waking moments, particularly...productivity at work.
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