After a long summer day in Atlanta, the last thing on your mind as you crawl into bed for a goodnight’s sleep is the position your head, neck, and back take when lying down.
However, for those who find themselves waking up sore on a regular basis, you might want to consider adjusting the way you position yourself when going to sleep.
Review the following recommendations that should help you feel well rested and in great condition each morning.
If you are still in pain when you wake up after trying these tips out, make sure to give our office a call to schedule an immediate consultation or examination.
Sleeping on your back can potentially cause your lower back area to arch, which adds significant pressure to your spine. In order to avoid this, try to sleep with your knees bent slightly upwards.
You can put a pillow or two under your knees in order to try to maintain this position throughout the entire night.
Sleeping on your side is actually the position that most people sleep in and is also conducive for proper spinal alignment.
If you happen to sleep on your side, try not to curl yourself up as your spine should ideally stay in complete alignment with your neck.
While sleeping with pillows or some type of object that keeps your body in a particular set position is not necessary, but it certainly helps.
Placing a pillow between your knees when sleeping in a side position does a great job at keeping your spine and pelvis properly aligned.
If you are not able to lie down on your shoulder without feeling pain, try to rotate your shoulder(s) back and forth slightly.
You might want to consider using extra pillows or other comfortable objects for support in order to reduce or remove pressure from this area.
If you suffer from neck pain when waking up in the morning, try to place a small rolled up hand cloth under your neck to help keep it propped up and in place.
Meeting with one of our experienced Chiropractors for an individual consultation is the best and quickest way to live a pain life.
You can call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment or visit us at our location on:
1132 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA