Chiropractic Sleeping Tips

Chiropractic Sleeping Tips

Let’s face it, most of us really love to sleep.  Getting good sleep can be a challenge and even a problem in some cases.  So today, we would like to offer some sleeping advice to get your day started right!

Tip #1

Without beating around the bush, it’s either best to sleep on your side or your back. So not sleep on your stomach. The reason why is, if you’re sleeping on your stomach you have to breathe. So if you are laying on your stomach in bed, you are going to have to place your head in an unnatural position. Either turning it from one side to the other or holding up.  None of this is good for your neck.

Tip #2

The second tip is if you’re going to sleep on your side, you want to make sure that your pillow is thick enough.
So, the problem is most people don’t have a thick enough pillow when they’re sleeping on the side. Generally, if you sleep on your side and your pillow is not thick enough, your head will come down and then gravity will eventually pull you forward and you’ll wind up on your stomach with your head turned to one side or the other.

If your pillow is too high, then you’ll generally roll to your back and you’ll have some kind of twisted position. The easiest thing to do is lay on your side, stack up your pillows and lie comfortably and silently and try to feel your body. And if you feel like you’re rolling forward, that means you’ve got to add a little bit more pillow height. And, if you feel like you’re rolling backwards, then you’ve got to lower the pillow height.

Well, this concludes the sleep tips for this week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please comment below.  We are happy to make pillow and sleeping recommendations for you so feel free to schedule a consultation!