We spend about 25% of life sleeping. So maintaining good posture is not important while sitting or standing only, but during sleep also. Muscles, ligaments, and other structures in the spine relax while sleeping. When a person suffers from a back injury or disorder, it’s especially important to sleep well in order to help the healing.
Here are some tips to help you sleep better and keep your spine healthy:
The Right Pillow and Sleeping Positions:
There is no single sleeping position known to be best for all people. There are few general guidelines about sleeping positions that are most comfortable for the spine:
While these are general guidelines, the position that is most comfortable to sleep in is largely depends upon individual preferences and the type of back pain.
Choosing a mattress:
Mattresses are largely a matter of personal preference. There is no single type of mattress or bed that works well for all people .The best mattress is one that allows you to sleep soundly and lets you wake up feeling fresh, without pain or soreness.
There are some general rules about what constitutes a good mattress.
As an overall rule of thumb, any mattress that helps a person sleep well is the best mattress for that individual. If you already have a back problem, ask your doctor or physical therapist to recommend the type of mattress that would be best for you. Other than this, you also have to follow healthy habits for a better sleep like avoiding coffee, smoking, and heavy dinner before sleep. Calm and soothing atmosphere in bed room and sufficient hours of sleep is equally important.