Improve your posture while you sleep
Improving your posture can do a lot to help you with aches and pains that you may be suffering throughout the day, and also to help you feel more alert, slimmer and more confident. A lot of people have bad posture without even knowing it, as the body does tend to slump throughout the day and when you are not making a concerted effort to stand or sit up straight you will find yourself getting into bad habits with your posture. You can see a personal trainer or physical therapist to help you with your posture, but you can also do it on your own, even whilst you are asleep. Here are some ways you can improve your posture whilst you sleep.
Choose a firmer mattress
Without even doing anything you can improve your posture while you sleep by choosing a firmer mattress, which helps you to stay flat and stops you from suffering back problems. If you have an old mattress then it may be worth changing it to get a new, firm one, or you can flip the mattress to keep the springs fresh.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach
Many people find it more comfortable to sleep on their stomachs, or find that they naturally flip onto their stomach whilst they are asleep. Always try to sleep on your back or side, as sleeping on your stomach puts a lot of strain on your back. If you wake up on your stomach, keep turning onto your back until your body learns this new way of sleeping.
Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees
Sleeping on your side is the best sleeping position for improving your posture. You should place a large pillow between your knees to keep your back flat, and try to allow your body to curve naturally along the line of your spine. Placing a large pillow behind you should stop you from rolling over in the night, and this position will make it more difficult for you to roll onto your stomach as well.
Dealing with posture problems caused by a whiplash injury in Ambleside
If your posture problems are caused by a whiplash injury in Ambleside or other serious injury, then you need to try other ways to make yourself more comfortable, and get your posture back to normal. You must see a doctor to talk about a whiplash injury in Ambleside, and find out whether or not there is any other problem which may be causing pain.
Your doctor can refer you to a physical therapist you can help you with your posture and regaining mobility after a whiplash injury in Ambleside. Your doctor can also provide you with a medical certificate, so you can call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to claim compensation for an accident that was not your fault.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown