A good night of sleep is an essential component to our overall health and wellness. A good night’s sleep is not only essential to maintaining physical energy, but in helping our bodies recover and stay their healthiest. While it is difficult enough to make time for this much sleep every night, if you are struggling with back pain or discomfort at night, it can make getting a night of restful sleep even more of a challenge. Did you know that the position you sleep in can have a major impact on your back pain and on your ability to get that important sleep at night. So, what are the best sleeping positions after a chiropractic adjustment? Read on to find out…
Lying on your back
If you want to give your spine a break from all of the twists and turns of the day, then try sleeping flat on your back. This is the best position to sleep in after a chiropractic adjustment. When you sleep in a twisted position all night, your spine is in a twisted position which can put you out of alignment and cause some of those aches and pains.
Sleeping flat on your back will help keep your spine aligned and it allows your body to follow its natural curve so you aren’t putting any unnecessary pressure on your back. To help keep this curve in the most natural position possible, place a small pillow underneath your neck and one under your knees.
Sleeping on your side
Sleeping on your side is another way to help keep your spine aligned after your chiropractic adjustment. It alleviates unnecessary pressure in the back, and help your body recover while in its most natural position. However, it is important to remember there is a correct way to sleep on your side.
It is easy to fall into a twisted position while sleeping on your side. This is why it is always recommended that you put a firm pillow between the knees to help keep your hips in line. You should also put a pillow of equal thickness under the head and neck to keep your hips and pelvis in line with your neck and back.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach after a chiropractic adjustment
Sleeping on your stomach can really put a lot of extra pressure on your cervical spine and cause your neck and back to get out of alignment. This puts pressure on your spine cord and may cause headaches, tingling, numbness or pain in the neck. It can also put unnecessary pressure on the lower back.
If you sleep on your stomach and tend to wake up with a stiff neck in the morning, then it may be time for a new sleeping position.
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