Your sleep posture matters more than you think.
Lets face it, sleep is a huge part of our lives. In fact, we spend over 40% of our time in bed. With this in mind, it is important that we are mindful of our sleeping patterns (which is something we’re all a little guilty of neglecting now and then). Wouldn’t you love to wake up each morning, feeling rested and refreshed? We’re with you on that one! Here at SleepEasy, we’ve made it our mission to help you achieve this, so if you’re experiencing neck, shoulder or back pain that is preventing you from catching those precious Z’s, it might be time to switch things up. And we’re here to help.
Why is good sleep posture so important?
As mentioned previously, we spend a lot of our time in bed - even if we’re not getting a full eight hours rest. A good night’s sleep is crucially important to our overall health and wellbeing - and maintaining good sleep posture is key to achieving this. In contrast, poor sleep quality or disrupted sleep can lead to a number of health complications from poor mental wellbeing and decreased immunity to skeletal issues such as pain in your neck, mid and lower back, shoulders and hips.
How can I improve my sleep posture?
There are two factors which should be considered when trying to improve your sleep posture. First up, your sleeping position, and second - the pillow you are sleeping with. Everyone is different, and we all have our favourite sleeping positions. However, did you know that some positions are far better for you than others? Allow us to explain…
As recommended by Sleep.Org, when choosing a sleeping position, you should ensure that your neck and spine remain in a neutral position when resting). This helps to avoid extra stress and pressure on your back, neck and shoulder muscles, as well as muscle cramping, impaired circulation and headaches.
The best sleeping positions for back and neck pain.
Though only 8% of people sleep on their back, it turns out that it is actually the healthiest position for most people. As the Cleveland Clinic explains, lying on your back uses gravity to keep your body in an even alignment over your spine. This can help reduce any unnecessary stress on your back or joints.
This position (where your torso and legs are relatively straight) is excellent for warding off neck, hip and back pain as it relieves pressure on your spine. Top tip - you’re also less likely to snore in this position as it allows air to flow easily through your airways without any obstructions.
The best pillow for good sleep posture.
As mentioned previously, your pillow also plays a key role in ensuring that you maintain a neutral sleeping position throughout the night. The human neck curves slightly forward - to sustain the weight of the head (see below).
With this in mind, it is important to maintain this curve when lying in a resting position. This will help avoid muscle strain in the neck and shoulders, unwanted joint strain and abnormal neck alignment. Here’s where our EasySleeper comes in! The EasySleeper, features a concave dip in the centre to support your neck better than an ordinary pillow. The pillow’s unique shape allows the head to sit comfortably in the dip, supporting the body’s cervical curvature as you snooze.
Wake up refreshed!
Are you ready to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day? With our Easy Sleeper, restless nights - and neck and back pain when waking become a thing of the past - often after a handful of uses (you can check out our customer testimonials right here!)
If you are ready to invest in the sleep you deserve, why not discover the wonders of the EasySleeper for yourself today!