Poor sleeping posture is caused by too much compression on certain ligaments, and this compression throws the body out of balance, distorting the spine.
Over time this can lead to degeneration, cartilage damage and ligaments and muscles either lengthening or shortening.
Once we relieve our spine of this compression we achieve ideal posture, and this means that internal organs start to function again normally, breathing deepens, joints lubricate, and blood flows improve which means increased circulation which is also great for helping alleviate aches and pains.
Free up the blood vessels and nerves, free up discs and joints, and you’ll quite literally feel ‘a weight off your shoulders’.
Health therapists call the spine’s curves the ‘double C’ or ‘S’ curves.
If you practice good postural mechanics and these curves are encouraged to maintain their natural alignment, then that musculoskeletal balance means that joints in the spine are protected from excessive stress.
What can you do about maintaining good posture through the night?
Sleep is something we all require and sleeping posture should be a vital component of your posture retraining. Who hasn't woken up in the morning at some point complaining of pain?
Proper sleeping posture will at the very least reduce if not eliminate, back and neck pain and keep your posture neutral.
"Here are some hints that will help you achieve better posture & sleep when in bed”.
Place a pillow under the hips to take stress off of your lower back and neck.
Slightly bending your knees with a pillow between them will provide neutral spine position.
Sleeping on your back opens the lungs... and, unfortunately, can sometimes result in the worst snoring, for those prone to it. If you're not one of those (or if you sleep alone), put a pillow under the head, and another under the knees to relieve pressure on the lower back.
Good sleeping posture is just one aspect of training your body for proper posture. When you consider how many hours you spend sleeping every day, practicing good sleeping posture is important to controlling or minimizing back pain.
Where your pillow is concerned, health professionals usually recommend a contoured pillow that evenly supports the head and neck, and thus aligns the spine.
There are also adjustable contoured memory foam pillows such as Tempurpedic pillows found at the following address: Website: http://au.tempur.com/pillows/
Tempur Pillows are able to be selected and purchased through your Elite Myotherapist.
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