5 Tips Train Yourself in Healthier Sleep Positions
Before we start with the tips, we would like to make sure that you are aware of how important a healthy sleep position is and the advantages of learning it. Sleeping well is vital to your health and well being. It can help you avoid aches and pains. Just by modifying your sleep position, you can help reduce your risk for chronic headaches and pain in your lower back and neck.
It also makes you breathe better. Lying on your back automatically helps you to draw full breaths from your diaphragm. You can wake up feeling more refreshed and have more energy all day. The last but not least, improving your sleep is free. There's no charge for learning to sleep on your back. With a little effort, you may be able to avoid buying expensive mattresses and other sleep aids.
Let’s take a look at these tips and try them out!
#1 - Practice lying on your back.
It's easy and it's good for you. Lying on your back helps to keep your spine in alignment. Just lie down for 10 minutes or more. Make sure the back of your head and shoulders touch the mattress. Slip a rolled-up towel under your neck or use a small neck-roll pillow.
#2 - Try to fall asleep on your back.
If you want to convert to sleeping on your back, try starting out on your back when you get into bed. If you're very tired, you may find it easy to fall asleep in that position and start making it a habit.
#3 - Try to stay on your back.
Even if you want to sleep on your back, you may wind up changing positions while you're slumbering. Just return to lying on your back as often as possible. You can also put pillows or rolled-up blankets alongside your body to help keep you in place.
#4 - Use pillows to modify any sleep position.
The strategic use of pillows can make any position healthier. When sleeping on your back or side, put a pillow between your knees to take any strain off your lower back. Hugging a full-length body pillow can help stomach sleepers learn to sleep on their sides.
#5 - Do some stretches when you get out of bed.
Everyone can benefit from doing at least 10 minutes of stretches when they first get up. Target your neck and shoulders or any area of discomfort.
Position yourself to sleep well and suffer fewer aches and pains. You spend about one-third of your life sleeping, so use the time wisely. With some simple changes in your sleep position, you can wake up feeling refreshed with an excellent source of energy throughout the day.