Don’t torture your spine at night!

Don’t torture your spine at night!

😴We spend 40% of our lives in bed – so the right bed and sleeping position are
important to help when you have neck, back, shoulder and hip problems. The
right sleeping posture can also prevent problems from developing, and stop

​🚫​😴​There are three main positions when in bed:
• On the back
• On either side
• On the stomach

​😴​📖​📖​Each position has advantages and disadvantages and, dependent on your problem, you may choose one over

✅A good example of this is people with sleep apnoea being advised to sleep on their side rather than their back, as this can reduce the problem. Another good example is pregnant women often being advised to sleep on their left side to aid circulation.

👩‍🏫The key to sleeping with proper posture and selecting pillow/mattress is to keep your spine in a neutral position which maintaining the natural curve of your spine and head position while you sleep.

​🕙​🛌​​Consider the following when selecting a pillow: the height, material and firmness.
💤​😴The height of the pillow should keep the neck in a straight position to maintain the spine symmetrical. If the pillow is too high or low, it will create tension on the neck and lead to developing tightness and stiffness when waking up in the morning. Good pillows should be firm with a foamy material to provide greater neck support.

​👨‍🏫​✍️​👩‍🏫​Memory foam pillows and mattress are also a great option as they conform to the curves of your neck and shoulders allowing you to maintain a neutral spine position. They are firm enough and provide good back support and are usually recommended by sleep experts.

​👩‍🏫​🤓​✍️​Moreover, Mattresses should be replaced every 8-10 years because a worn-out mattress can cause the body to sag, resulting in poor back support and back problems.

☎️Feel free to speak to us at 6224 4178 or 9639 0509, we are always ready to help you!