Ideal Sleeping Positions
I was sitting talking to my front desk staff when she mentioned that she had a sore neck from sleeping. I looked at her quizzingly and asked what position she slept in. She giggled and under her breath whispered, “On my stomach, with my hand tucked underneath me.” My mouth dropped as I was positive she was taught that is the WORST position to sleep in. Although, it did provide me with a great tip to offer you, so I am choosing to look at the positive outcome of the situation. 🙂
TIP: Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees. The pillow under your neck should be large and firm enough that when you lie on it, your neck is maintained at 90 degrees to your shoulder.
You should not sleep on your side with a contoured pillow as it will create a tilt in your neck. Contoured pillows are only designed for sleeping on your back. *
Sleeping on your back is another alternative. It is best to sleep with a pillow tucked under your knees, and a contoured pillow behind your neck. If you find it difficult to “turn off” the brain when on your back, consider purchasing black out blinds to make the room as dark as possible, or wear an eye mask.
Have a great day and great sleep everyone!
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic