Your sleeping position could lend quite a few clues as to why you feel the way you do. Sure, we all know that sometimes you can wake up with a kink in your neck but it can also go much deeper than that. From digestion to breath to spine health, being mindful of the way you sleep could help you turn your health around.
According to an article on the Health Freedom Alliance website, sleeping on your back with your arms down by your sides with a relatively low pillow is the best for the body. But perhaps not for the snoring population. So there are other options for every body!
On your back/arms at your side, on your back/arms up, pillow supplemented, face down, on the right side, on the left side, fetal position. Whichever you’ve chosen, there are benefits and downfalls to each. Have a read through the article 8 Sleeping Positions & Their Effects on Health to learn more.
Vancouver massage therapy practitioners sometimes find that the root of an issue is the way one sleeps. If the spine or the limbs are strained while sleeping- which can be for an extended period, usually averaging around 8 hours- you can imagine how it could establish an uncomfortable pattern for the body. Try it out and see if you can help your body self-correct by changing the position in which you sleep!
Broadway Wellness is a friendly and community focused clinic, offering services in the heart of Fairview – near Broadway & Oak. Our Vancouver clinic was established with a strong foundation in Registered Massage Therapy, and has expanded to encompass Chiropractic Care with Network Spinal Analysis, and Naturopathic Medicine, as a multi-disciplinary clinic.
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