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Improve Your Spinal Health With the Proper Sleeping Posture

If there is one thing we all can do to protect the health of our spinal columns, it's to learn how to have better posture, particularly while we sleep. I recently read an article by Back To Basics Chiropractic that really got me thinking about the true importance of sleeping in a position that allows for the best placement and alignment for your body, especially for your spine.

If you are someone in particular who wakes up feeling groggy and tired most mornings, you may want to keep reading to learn more about how you may be sabotaging your own sleeping methods – and how you can sleep in the proper alignment every night so you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

The solution that this article provided is admittedly a very simple one, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t often overlooked, despite how beneficial it is. As it turns out, sometimes all it takes to vastly improve the quality of your sleep is a good pillow. Yes, your pillow may be the reason why you keep waking up with a crick in your neck, an ache in your back, or even a headache. Without the proper support, your neck and back can become seriously strained. When you really thinkabout it, this makes a lot of sense. After all, you spend a good seven to nine hours in virtually one or two positions throughout the night; if your position does not offer proper neck support, your body will definitely feel its negative effects in the morning.

So how should you go about choosing the right pillow for your sleep needs? The most important thing to do is to figure out how you sleep, such as what position you tend to end up in. From here, you can start looking for a pillow that is the right height to prop up your neck the correct amount. You will also want to test out different levels of firmness and softness to assess which is best for you.

If you don’t quite know how and where to get started, you can ask your doctor of chiropractic for suggestions and recommendations on this topic. He or she will be able to help you understand how you can improve your sleeping habits. Regular chiropractic adjustments will also greatly benefit the health of your neck and spinal column, as it will ensure that your body is aligned correctly.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Garry Knight

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