Do you know that bad sleeping positions can make your body suffers? It can put pressure on your spine, causes tension on your back and joints, and also cause or worsen lower back pain.
If you experiencing back pain when you wake up in the morning we can prevent it by giving these sleep positions a shot!
Good sleep position for back health
Most back pain isn’t caused by serious medical conditions, like cancer or arthritis. Instead, it’s often brought on by stress or strain from bad posture, awkward sleeping positions, and other lifestyle habits. If you are continually dealing with lower back pain, here are four best sleep positions for your back health!
Laying on the back
Laying on the back is usually considered to be the best sleeping position for a healthy back, it minimizes pressure points and makes your joints relaxed after work tirelessly. Use a small pillow under your head to keep the head, neck, and spine in alignment. Even better, a small cylindrical pillow in the crook of your neck supports your neck and keeps your head neutral on the mattress.
Bend the knees
The best sleeping position for lower back pain is on your side with a partial bend in the knees, it is really good for circulation in your body and reduces pressure on the lumbar spine. You can reduce strain on your hips by placing a pillow between your knees because it can help align your spine, hips, and pelvis. This position is also great if you’re pregnant because it improves circulation in the fetus and it can prevent the uterus from pressing against your liver.
For people with a herniated disc or a problem with a rubbery disc between the spinal bones, a curled-up fetal position like an armadillo may be the best option to sleep at night. This is because lying on the side with the knees tucked into the chest reduces bending of the spine and helps open up the joints. You just need to carefully roll on to one side and draw your knees up towards the chest, make sure your posture is relatively loose, otherwise, your comfy position could limit deep breathing while you snooze.
Sleeping with a pillow under the stomach
Sleeping on your back and placing a slim pillow underneath the stomach and hips can help improve spinal alignment. For this position, you just need to simply place a slim pillow underneath the abdomen and hips to raise the midsection. It can reduce stress on your spine and support the natural curve in your lower back.
Mimpi can help you!
If you still experiencing back pain, then a poor sleeping position isn’t the cause of your back pain, it could very well be your mattress. Switching out your old mattresses for a new one can greatly improve your sleep. According to a 2009 US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health research, switching out mattresses older than five years for newer ones can improve sleep quality, reduce back discomfort, and reduce stress symptoms.
Our Mimpi mattresses eliminate pressure points and provide incredible support to areas of the body that need it the most! We support 7 zones of the body, including the head & neck zone, back & shoulder zone, lumbar zone, hip-joint zone, knee zone, lower leg zone, and front & ankle zone, giving you the best sleep experience.
Learn more about Mimpi’s mattresses here.