3. Change your sleeping position
Just as we can make efforts to improve our sitting and standing posture, there are also things we can do to improve the way in which we sleep. Getting a good night’s rest can work wonders for our overall health and wellbeing, but it’s not always an easy task. If you are struggling to get enough shuteye, your sleeping position could be to blame.
While there is no hard and fast rule about which sleeping posture is correct, some are better than others. For example, lying flat on your back can aggravate a number of pressure points on the hips, back, shoulders and head. Lying in this way can cause aches and pains in these areas and cause you to wake up the following morning feeling sore and stiff. The ideal sleeping posture is one that supports these pressure points and the natural curve of your spine – and finding the right posture could be key to getting that all-important beauty sleep.
If you suffer from back pain, lying with your legs raised, your knees slightly bent and your back flat can help. For arthritic pain in the hips and knees, sleeping with the lower part of your legs elevated can help to relieve compression and strain on joints. Sleeping in the foetal position with your legs drawn up to your chest may also help. For people with an arthritic spine, the back should be kept as flat as possible and the base of the spine should be supported.
At Adjustastamic, our adjustable beds feature a number of different settings that allow you to find your optimum sleeping position. With the simple press of a button, the bed can be adjusted to suit your individual sleeping requirements and offer maximum comfort and support. By altering the height and angle of your legs and back, you can relieve the body’s pressure points, keep your spine aligned and improve circulation, helping to support postural health.
Of course, these are just a few examples of the steps you can take to improve your posture, but it should get you thinking about how the way in which you sit, stand and sleep can affect your body. Correcting your posture may feel uncomfortable at the beginning because your body is used to being positioned in certain ways, but the numerous long-term health benefits it can bring will ensure it is well worth it in the end. For further information on issues to do with postural health, you can get in touch with your doctor.