Chiropractor Approved Sleeping Positions
Some patients may take as long as 90 days to acclimatize to a firmer mattress, but the long-term benefits for your spine are well worth the hassle. Sleeping positions are very important as well. Sleeping positions are almost as important as your choice of mattress. Never sleep on your stomach! Sleeping positions should be on your side or on your back with a pillow between or under your knees. When sleeping on your side, remember to keep your shoulder and arms down to avoid potential shoulder impingement issues.
Chiropractor Approved Mattresses & Pillows
Dr. Steve at the Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre in Oakville recommends a firm or medium firm mattress with little to no pillow top. Too soft of a mattress can cause your spine to fall out of normal alignment while you sleep. A firmer mattress will support your back throughout the day. A foam pillow will contour to your head better than a synthetic or feather pillow will, and allow your arms to rest at your sides while you sleep rather than having to prop up your pillow. Also, a foam pillow will not change shape throughout the night, ensuring optimal neck and shoulder position. How our Oakville chiropractors think you should be sleeping!