The Back Sleeper's Guide to Better Sleep

Too often it feels like there are just not enough hours in the day! With all the hustle and bustle it can feel like you are always running, and rarely do you get time to yourself, or time for proper beauty sleep. Your rest is important and SpineAlign® is here to guide you to a better night’s sleep on your back! By following these simple steps you will find yourself not only sleeping better but also with less shoulder pain and tweaks in your back. Sleeping on your back can have both positive and negative health effects. If you are a back sleeper, these sleep tips are essential to help you get the rest you need and to make sure you are doing it right to get all of the positive health benefits from it.

Lay Like a Starfish

While this can be a difficult position if you have a partner with you in bed, lying down flat on your back and extending your arms and legs helps to relieve pain and pressure in your body and is extremely comfortable. This position helps to keep your body aligned correctly and it helps prevent you from rolling onto your side or bending your spine into a bad position.

Get a Better Pillow

Having the right pillow can really help you get a good night’s rest. You need better sleep and should buy the best pillow to enable it. A bad or old pillow doesn’t give your neck and spine the support they need and more often than not leads to back, shoulder, and neck pain. Finding the right pillow for you and your specific needs can be tricky, but Dr. Loth’s SpineAlign® Pillow is here to make that search easier as this pillow is truly one-size-fits-all since it adapts to your specific needs.

The SpineAlign® Pillow was created by a sports chiropractor and was developed after years of searching for the right pillow to help patients both reduce pain and get better sleep. Because that chiropractor was never able to find the right pillow that could be used by all of his patients, he decided to make one for himself. This pillow is designed to be used by everyone no matter what body type, size, or level of need. The SpineAlign® Pillow is fully customizable and allows you to add to or subtract from the pillow’s stuffing at will to find the right comfort level for you.

A good pillow helps you achieve the correct sleeping posture and the SpineAlign® is specifically designed for back and side sleepers to help cradle your spine in the right position. This is, no doubt, the best pillow for neck pain and headaches! This pillow is designed for both your comfort and your health.

Try the Soldier Position

Another great sleeping position for your back is the soldier position. This is the classic arms-to-your-side, straight back, and straight legs position you imagine when you think of someone sleeping on their back. This helps to keep that spine straight and helps you stay asleep longer.

For an extra benefit with the soldier position, try putting a pillow under your knees to help give your spine a more natural curve.

Be Consistent

One of the best bits of advice for back sleepers is to be consistent. A big problem that comes with sleeping on your back is the urge to shift onto your side and bend your spine in a weird and uncomfortable position. Consistently sleeping flat on your back will help get your body into the habit of not turning or rolling. This can take some time, but as you persist in sleeping properly you will start to reap the benefits of sleeping on your back.