DID YOU KNOW?

THAT TWO THIRDS OF YOUR LIFE WILL BE SPENT IN BED – PUTTING A LITTLE BIT MORE THOUGHT INTO OUR SLEEPING HABITS COULD BE THE GREATEST HEALTH INVESTMENT YET!

Tips for Comfortable Sleeping

The correct sleeping posture is that of sleeping on your side with your knees bent slightly. It is advisable to place a cushion between the knees the reason for this is to take pressure off your lower back and also to prevent any twisting of the lower spine. Place a pillow under your neck making sure that the pillow is not too high i.e. your head and your spine should be in line with each other.

When sleeping on your back make sure to place a pillow under the knees. The curve of your neck should also be supported by a small but firm pillow.

Lying in the fetal position increases stress on the spine and should be avoided.

FAQ: WHAT IS THE BEST MATTRESS FOR MY SPINE?

The best bed for you is one that provides comfort and support, and this could be different for each person depending on their height, weight and other factors. However, looking for a mattress that is firm but supportive is the best option for your spine (Remember that a hard mattress is not always the most ideal but it can be made softer by using a mattress pad, but a softer mattress can’t be made hard).

Lastly, big is beautiful so go for the largest mattress that your bed space can hold. This will allow you to move freely and sleep more comfortably.