Quick Tip: Sleeping on Your Back

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Health and Wellness

At Psoas, we place a lot of emphasis on the active lifestyle, be it a tenacious work week or a demanding race. And we also find inspiration in how active and dedicated you all are in your daily lives.

But this week, we’re going to switch it up and talk about sleeping. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s not to keep you on your toes since you’re almost always on your toes anyway. And it’s not because we necessarily want you to slow down either. It’s actually because sleep is one of the most important things in life and for you to be as active as you are, a good night’s sleep is critical.

So check out Scott’s Quick Tip on how to properly sleep on your back and be sure to call us in the morning to let us know how you feel!

Who needs to sleep on their back?

Sleeping on your back makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position. It is also great for balancing out your body weight and keeping your internal organs aligned. People suffering from acid reflux can also find comfort from this sleeping position.

For the best results:

  • Start with four pillows
    • One pillow under your knees
    • One pillow under your head (this one should be a thin pillow that doesn’t prop your neck and head upward)
    • One pillow under each arm (these pillows help prevent you from rolling).
  • If you do want to roll over, take the pillow from under your knees and place it between your legs to support your legs and hips.
  • After a while, the entire process will become natural and you will do it in your sleep.
  • And of course, don’t forget to breathe!