Sleep Health: Sleeping Postures from Flikli on Vimeo.
We all know good posture during the day is healthy for us...but what about when you're sleeping?
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Loose transcript of the video.
Posture is important for improved health & increased productivity.
Research shows that good posture during sleep improves mood and lowers health risks.
Sleeping on your back relieves your spine of pressure. More likely to snore.
Side sleepers lower chance of heartburn but also severe numbness & tingling to arms and legs.
Stomach sleepers least likely to snore can also cause long-term damage to low back and neck.
Reduce by placing pillows under shoulder or hips.
Posture is important 24 hrs a day.
Other quick tips and some views from a chiropractor:
Have the upper body elevated more to reduce snoring. Sleeping on the side seems to aggravate low back pain. Putting a pillow between the legs helps and the angle of flexion of the hips matters not too much (90 degrees or fetal position) or too little. The pillow needs more support with sleeping on the side for the nect to be in neutral. With sleeping on the back, a pillow under the knees helps with low back pain. I would recommend sleeping with fewer pillows or using a pillow or roll for neck posture but do this slowly to become accustomed to this change. I hope you enjoy the video. All the credit goes to Flikli.
ChiroWorks Care Center
Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified
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