How To Handle 2 Widespread Sleep Issues With Your Sleeping Place

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How To Manage 2 Common Sleep Problems With Your Sleeping Position

As anyone with a back problem probably knows, waking up with no back pain can feel like an achievement. That's because our spines get completely out of balance at night between less than optimal pillows and old mattresses.

"If you have spinal alignment problems or pain," Darley told mbg, "you want to sleep in a position where your spine is as aligned as possible."

The spin has a natural "S" curve that is slightly arched in the upper back and curves inward in the lower back. It is important to support these curves, either with the correct placement of the pillow or by completely readjusting your position.

"Sleeping on your back can be good and healthy, but your pillow should be really flat so your chin isn't against your chest," notes Darley. Also, lying too high on your pillow can put pressure on your lower back. “Maybe they have a really big pillow so their neck is cranked to the side, or maybe they have a pillow that's too flat and their neck hangs down to cause the shell to misalign,” she says, “and for years isn't that good for your cervical spine. "

For extra support on your back without investing in a brand new mattress, you can try placing a small pillow under your lower back and one under your squat.

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