Poor Sleep Can Mean A Poor Back

Research undertaken by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) showed that a large proportion of people who get back pain said it could be brought on by a night’s sleep.

Our London Chiropractor at MotionBack suggests some simple ways to avoid back problems when you sleep:

  • If you have been sitting for a long time before going to bed, do a few stretches.
  • Lie on your side as this is much better for you than lying on your front for example with your head twisted to one side.
  • Try and vary your sleeping position during the night to avoid the stress on your joints when you stay in one position to long.
  • Put a pillow between your knees.
  • Drink plenty of water as dehydration can cause muscle aches and cramps.
  • On waking up sit up gradually and use your arms to push yourself up.

Once your up take things easily and avoid bending or doing anything strenuous straight away.

Here’s to a good nights sleep and a pain free back.