Think about your sleep for a second. Has it been hard to find a comfortable position? Been waking up with aches and pains in the morning? You might not be sleeping in the correct position. So follow this video to find out some positions to avoid while in your sleep.
Since the very first lockdown, we’ve been seeing a lot of people complaining about their sleep and it’s due to the fact that their sleeping pattern’s all over the place. So they’re waking up with aches and pains in the morning now, and they’re a bit everywhere. And part of my job is to help you to get into positions and find a comfortable way to sleep. Sleep is one of the most vital aspects of our lifestyle. It helps us to recover physically and mentally, and it also helps us to maximize our athletic performance as well as this. It helps us to increase our concentration levels as well as control our weight gain.
As you can see, there are many benefits to good quality sleep and being in the right position can also be in influential on the aches and pains you may or may not experience? So here are some tips to avoid sleeping positions, to minimize these aches and pains that you may get.
Position 1 – lying on your front
The first position to avoid is lying on your front. The reason for this is that we have to turn our head in order to breathe properly. And this can cause a lot of stiffness into the muscles and joints in our cervical spine. It also puts a lot of weight into the middle of our body, which can cause an unnatural curve injury in our spine. To avoid this, maybe try putting a pillow underneath your hips. This will align your spine a little bit better and take a bit of pressure off of there as well. Alternatively, as well, try sleeping on your back. You’ll have a neutral spine in that position, and it would be much better for your hips and your legs.
Position 2 – lying on your side
Another position to stay clear from is lying on your side with your arm over your head. The reason for this is that it compresses the nerves and this can cause sensations such as numbness or pins and needles, which can refer down the arm into the hand as well. The humeral head is also positioned unnaturally, which can go on to cause shoulder impingements. And to avoid this, try sleeping in a fetal position. This is good for back pain, as well as reducing the likelihood of getting shoulder impingements as well as this. It’s good for pregnancies and it also reduces your chances of snoring as well, which is a bonus.
For further questions and advice on sleep and exercise rehabilitation for sleep and pains, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team members by clicking on the link below.