How to Reduce Pains from Sleeping

reduce pains sleeping family chiroMost people wake up with mild stiffness in their body. That’s why we instinctively stretch and try to relax our muscles as soon as we wake up. During sleep, we have very little conscious control over our body. We might fall asleep in an uncomfortable position and that can lead to pain and stiffness in several areas of the body, especially the back. You can avoid this problem by altering your sleeping habits and your lifestyle. Our expert chiropractor at Family Chiropractic & Wellness suggests that you take the following measures.

Activity

One of the most common causes of pain during sleep is the lack of activity when you’re awake. When you lead a generally sedentary lifestyle with very little physical activity, it can have an impact on your body. That can lead to pain during sleep and ruin your night. It’s a good idea to incorporate physical activity and exercise into your daily routine to avoid these problems.

Sleeping On Your Back 

When you sleep on your back, you’re placing a slight pressure on your spine, especially if your legs are flat on the bed. That places a pressure on the lower spine. You can address this by placing a pillow underneath your knees. That would ensure your spine in its natural alignment.

Sleeping on the Stomach

This is not a good sleeping position as it places pressure on your back muscles and spine. You should try to switch your sleeping position to avoid strain. However, until you manage that, you can keep pain at bay by placing a pillow under your lower abdomen and your pelvis.

Sleeping on the Side

Chiropractors believe this to be an ideal sleeping position as it preserves the natural alignment of your spine. Just place a pillow between your knees to steady the hips.

These changes will help keep away the pain. If you have any questions about sleeping positions or chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.