It is highly important that we sleep in a proper posture in order to get a good night’s rest. Health experts cannot stress enough the fact that our sleeping habits affect our overall health, especially when we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping.
Down below are listed several sleeping recommendations that will help improve your sleep quality and solve any health problem you might be experiencing.
Trouble Falling Asleep
If you have problems falling asleep, it is recommended that you avoid using computers and smartphones before bedtime, as well as caffeinated food and drinks such as black tea, soda, coffee, energy drinks and sweets. Also, try exercising a bit on regular basis, as this is highly beneficial for improving sleep.
Trouble Waking Up
Despite a large number of people suffering from it, this problem is extremely easy to sleep. If you have a hard time waking up, set your alarm at the same time, every day, even on weekends. Also, try going to bed earlier.
If you are experiencing neck pain, it is best that you sleep on your back with a pillow under both of your arms and under your head. If you are sleeping on your side however, avoid using a high pillow. Try using a pillow equal to the width of one shoulder.
Back pain is a common problem among people of all ages. If you are suffering from it, try sleeping on your back with a pillow placed under your knees, in order to restore the natural spinal curves and lower the tension in your tendons.
However if you are a stomach sleeper, place a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen to prevent you from moving forward.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, avoid sleeping on the same side your painful shoulder is, and also avoid sleeping on your stomach, as this causes misalignment of the shoulders.
Instead, try lying on your back and put one pillow under your head, and another on your stomach.
One of the most common causes for snoring is sleeping on the back, as in this position, the throat tissues sag and the tongue moves backwards into the throat, causing the airways to become narrow. So avoid sleeping on your back or use a harder and higher pillow that will not allow your head to tilt backwards.