Best Sleeping Positions for Head, Knee, Back and Shoulder Pain
Cheap Sheep is one of the greatest sleepers in the history of bedtime, but his dreams are a little less sweet these days. Our little lamb recently joined a local rugby club and all those bumps, bruises, and strained muscles are keeping him awake at night. We need our rest in order to heal, but sometimes our injuries make it hard to get nice and comfy.
Some aches and pains make us rethink our sleeping positions so we can maximize our Zzz’s!
What’s worse than a headache when laying your noggin down to sleep? It’s uncomfortable, painful, and that throbbing makes it hard to count all those sheep. Keep your head in a neutral position on the pillow and avoid tilting your neck. You want your ears to remain aligned with your shoulders. The pillow you use can also make a huge difference. Firm pillows give more support, while soft billowy pillows provide more comfort and air flow. Either could help a nighttime headache depending on your personal comfort preferences.
Knee or Hip Pain
Finding sleeping positions while suffering knee or hip pain can be tricky. This is because so many of us like sleeping on our stomach or side. To avoid aggravating the area, it’s best to sleep on your back or side with a pillow tucked under your knees.
Upper and lower back pain is a common “sleep bandit” that makes bedtime almost unbearable. Keep your lower back from arching by placing a pillow between your knees while sleeping on your back. This pillow will also keep your spine in alignment and relieve stress when sleeping on your side. Make sure that your luxury mattress is providing the support and comfort you need. It might be time for an upgrade!
Sleep on your back or “good” shoulder, and keep yourself from rolling over on your bad shoulder by using extra pillows. Accidentally sleeping on a hurt shoulder can result in further damage to ligaments, tendons, and even dislocation.
For more information on sleeping positions and finding the right luxury mattress, come visit rugby star Cheap Sheep at The Mattress Hub!