Feeling aches and pains when you wake up? It might not be because of that workout the previous day or that you're sick. It could be because you've been sleeping in a weird position. We often talk about sitting posture and positions but we often disregard how we hold our bodies during sleep. It actually does make a difference and could be impacting your sleep quality.
A common symptom of poor sleeping posture is lower back pain. However, lower back pain can also be caused by poor sitting posture and other activities throughout the day. In general, lying on your back is the best sleeping posture out there. However, many of us are accustomed to sleeping on our side and find sleeping on our backs uncomfortable so there are options for those of you who prefer side sleeping. In general it's better to avoid sleeping on your belly. Here are some sleeping tips to alleviate this discomfort:
Sleep on your back with knee support
Place a small pillow under your knees to help maintain the curve of your spine. Sleeping on your back also helps align your spine to its natural position.
Sleeping on your side with knee support
In this position, you have a pillow in between your knees which will also help support natural spine position as well as better positioning of the hips and pelvis.
If you are looking for more ways to get better sleep, take a gander of our vast selection of mattresses that will suit everyone's needs. Better sleep and better relaxation is what the Fox Mattress family strives for. Give us a call and our friendly staff can answer any of your questions!