The Spine and Sleeping on Your Side
Most people understand the importance of a pillow behind a good night’s rest. The proper pillow for specific sleep styles is crucial in relieving neck and upper back pain and keeping one’s spine aligned.
What might get forgotten is how important another pillow can be for those who happen to sleep on their side. If someone sleeps on their said, they should always place a pillow between their knees to prevent the hips from leaning forward and twisting the spine while they sleep.
We don’t think about our backs too much and how pillows can help improve our sleep posture and spine health.
The Leg Spacer Positioning Pillow
is designed specifically to relieve pressure on the lower spine, hips and knees. This pillow fits comfortably between the legs and keeps them aligned with the spine while the user sleeps soundly. The contoured design helps the pillow stay in place all night long without the need for straps. This is side sleeper pillow
can help to relieve unnecessary pain caused from legs not in alignment with the rest of the spine.
Now, if you are a side sleeper some recommend alternating sides. There’s some evidence that mostly sleeping on one side can contribute to muscle imbalance which then leads to pain.
Always sleeping on the same side suspends the middle of your body between your hips and shoulders, the broadest parts of the trunk. Place a pillow between your knees as shown below to keep hips, pelvis and spine aligned.
At the end of the day it’s important to sleep in a way that supports your spine whether that’s on your back, stomach or on your side. During sleep the spine should have the opportunity to rest, relax and readjust itself.
If you or someone you know wakes up sore, stiff or in pain, consider addressing the potential problems. The mattress is (generally speaking) usually not the main cause of problems. Good sleepers tend to sleep well on any surface because they sleep in a position that supports their spine. Proper sleeping position and the right pillows can do a whole lot of good.