WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION TO SLEEP?
Do you know what is the best sleeping position? This is one of the most common questions of our patients. If you want to start your day without the discomfort of the neck or back that causes you to be in bed with bad posture, continue reading. WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION TO SLEEP?
Rest is essential to follow our daily routine, it affects us in everything (performance, mood, concentration …). Sleeping well makes us have more energy and even affects our quality of life. On the contrary, having bad posture causes muscle aches and pains (neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain …) in addition to considerably reducing our rest.
So that you avoid those muscular discomforts and pains that cause not having a good posture to sleep today we give you the keys to get out of bed rested and without pain. WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION TO SLEEP?
IS IT BETTER TO SLEEP SIDE OR MOUTH ABOVE?
Sleeping on your side is definitely the most recommended. This position is considered the best because our column is in a neutral position. It is recommended for patients with neck pain or low back pain (lumbago, herniated discs …). It is also known as fetal position because it is the one maintained by fetuses during pregnancy.
In order for the position to be adequate it is recommended to use a high pillow. The pillow should keep the position of our head parallel to the mattress, without the neck being too high or excessively glued to the bed. In addition, the pillow should be wide and occupy the space between the shoulder and the head. It is also recommended to place a pillow between the legs.
Is it better to sleep on the right or left side?
Regarding the side, experts recommend sleeping on the left side to facilitate digestion. While both sides can alternate so as not to overload a single side.
If it is important to sleep on the left side if you are pregnant, since it prevents compression of the vena cava and promotes the circulatory state of the placenta.
Sleep on your back
Sleeping on your back is also considered a good posture
To sleep well on your back we will place a thin pillow under the head, so that the head is not excessively elevated and we maintain the proper cervical curvature. We will also put a small pillow under the knees so that the legs are slightly bent.
We must avoid sleeping on your stomach
This position forces to keep the neck turned towards one of the sides causing neck contractures and cervical problems among many others. It alters the position of the column unlike the previous 2 positions that keep the column neutral.
You just got up tired or sore! With these tips you will reduce the discomfort that your sleeping posture can cause you. You will get up without pain but also rested and vital.
Do not forget that our sleeping posture is one of the most important since we sleep 7-8 hours a day making this posture one of the most maintained during the day and therefore one of the ones we should take care of the most.