Your emotional and physical well-being can be affected due to poor posture and can cause disruption in your sleep. In addition to neck pain, poor circulation increased tension, you might also suffer from emotional tension associated with chronic pain.
You can alleviate these problems by figuring out if your sleeping position is causing negative effects to your posture. Adjusting your sleeping position will enable you to eliminate stress on your shoulders, neck, and back.
Access your current sleeping posture
Keeping your spine in alignment is really important to improve your posture, therefore, you should opt for positions that can help you do so that you may improve your posture.
These problems might be exacerbating due to your sleep positions if you have chronic problems with heartburn, back pain, sleep apnea, headaches, and/or fatigue. Therefore, we recommend you to sleep either on your side or on your back.
Change your sleeping position
It might appear to be the most difficult and tedious task to change your sleep position to the one that you’re not used to. However, with the passage of time, you’ll develop the habit of sleeping in the position you want and you’ll feel more comfortable and restful.
Use lots of pillows
Place one pillow under your knees and some pillows under every arm and probably even one on each side of your torso if you want to start sleeping on your back.
In order to prevent yourself from rolling onto your back place a few pillows behind your back and also place a pillow between your knees if you want to sleep on your side. You can keep your body in the new sleeping posture with the help of pillows.
The attempt of changing your sleeping posture might appear to be challenging because after falling asleep, you can’t control your body position.
However, your sleeping quality will improve with your new posture over time and it will also help you feel more comfortable than your previous posture.
Access Your Current Mattress
Generally, you should replace your mattress after every ten years. However, it may be time to start searching for a new mattress if you feel more comfortable when sleeping away from your home, if you wake up with pains and aches, or if your mattress is becoming lumpy or saggy.
How to choose the right mattress
When purchasing a mattress, you must consider a few important things to find the mattress that is best suitable for you. Therefore, you must learn about choosing the mattress before going to the market.
Consider taking a look at the most comfortable mattresses if you want to improve your posture. Your skeleton gets better support from a firm mattress; therefore, you must consider choosing a firmer mattress.
Consider placing a plywood under your mattress if you can’t afford to buy a new mattress. It will help you improve your posture a bit.