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Have you ever woken up after what you thought was a good night’s rest in unexplainable pain?

Don’t worry you are not alone. Proper sleeping positions are essential for maintaining good posture and preventing discomfort or injury.

On Your Back: This position evenly distributes your weight and keeps your spine in a neutral position. Place a pillow under your knees to support the natural curve of your lower back.

On Your Side: If you prefer sleeping on your side, place a pillow between your knees to align your hips and reduce strain on your lower back. Make sure your head and neck are supported by a pillow that keeps your spine straight.

Fetal Position: Curling up on your side can be comfortable, but try not to tuck your chin too tightly to your chest to avoid neck strain. Place a pillow between your knees for added support.

On Your Stomach: While sleeping on your stomach can relieve snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, it can strain your neck and lower back. If you must sleep on your stomach, use a thin pillow under your abdomen to support your spine and reduce pressure on your neck.

Remember to choose a mattress and pillows that provide adequate support for your body and to avoid sleeping in positions that cause discomfort or pain. It's also important to maintain good sleep hygiene habits, such as avoiding caffeine and electronic devices before bed, to promote better sleep quality.

If you have specific concerns about your sleeping posture or experience persistent discomfort, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our physiotherapist for personalized advice and to book an appointment.

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