A chiropractor shares his advice for getting a good night’s sleep, including information on sleep positions and mattresses.
But one of the most common and overlooked causes of poor quality sleep is our sleeping position. Think about it, for most of our lives, during 7-8 continuous hours nightly, we find ourselves relatively stationary, with minimum muscle activity. The limited movement we experience while sleeping, especially when we do so with poor posture, can contribute to early spine and nerve degeneration. We can’t live without sleep, but ensuring that the spine is as close to neutral alignment as possible while sleeping can reduce progressive damage. Here’s how to maintain a healthy sleeping position, starting tonight.