Do you find yourself waking up a little more creaky than usual? Find trouble feeling like you are actually well-rested? The issue might be in how you sleep. Here, we’re going to look at the idea of sleep posture, and how you can improve it with the right habits and the right choice of sleeping environment.
Make sure you have room
One of the key issues that many people face in bed is that they simply don’t have enough space to get as comfortable as they would like or to get in the right position. Single beds aren’t really suited for anyone but children. Find king bedroom furniture sets that allow you to free up that space and move more freely throughout the night. Otherwise, you are going to find yourself fighting to get comfortable where you just don’t have the space that can allow you to do so.
Choose the mattress to fit your sleeping style
Have trouble navigating the world of all those different mattress styles out there? The key to choosing the right balance of firmness and softness could lie in your sleeping position. If you sleep on your back, for instance, it’s recommended you choose a firmer mattress that provides plenty of support to the lumbar region. If you sleep on your side, however, then a mattress that allows you to sink in and better wraps around your form can provide that support, instead. Look at mattress buying guides to choose the best fit for your posture.
The mattress plays the key role when it comes to supporting your back, but when you’re talking about your head, you have to take a closer look at the pillow. If you don’t fluff your pillows regularly, now is the time to start. Not only does it make it feel more comfortable, but it helps those cushions better retain their shape in the night. Think about investing in pocket spring pillows if your neck is feeling a little sore in the morning, too. Your head needs to be elevated off the pillow otherwise it tends to sink a little lower than the rest of your body which can strain it throughout the night.
Make sure you relax
The physical stress you take to bed with you can stay during the night, too, making it harder to relax. A stressed head leads to a tight body, wound up like a spring. If your muscles are naturally tenser, this creates friction which can cause pain in the joints, back and neck. Try to relax at nighttime, whether this means having a warm, comfy bath, using aromatherapy, or taking the time to meditate. Create a nightly ritual that helps you feel de-stressed and ready for bed.
If your head or back aren’t supported as you sleep, pain in lower back and neck can become all too common. Left untreated for long, these issues can become serious, even chronic. Make sure your bed takes care of you and it will be easier to take care of yourself outside of it, too.