Sunday, June 20, 2010

Are You A Side Sleeper?

I'm a side sleeper. From the research I've done that's a good sleeping position. Makes sense to me. When you were in your mothers womb you curled up in the fetal position.

Chiropractors suggest sleeping on your side. I had a problem with it though. It made my lower back hurt. My physical therapist explained that you don't want your legs to be curled in too high. That allows the internal disc gelatin to migrate backward  toward your nerves. That explained why my lower back was hurting when I woke up.

My  physical therapist encourages me to sleep with a pillow between my knees. That does two things. It prevents me from bringing my knees up toward my belly button and it helps to unload the weight of my top leg from the muscles of my spine.

I had a problem with a regular pillow though. I toss and turn when I sleep so the regular pillow stopped me from being able to toss and turn so I would wake up. Great! Now I couldn't sleep. So was it going to be a painful lower back or no sleep humm...

I found a solution. I found the pillow in this photo. Love it! It's small enough that I can toss and turn and it comes right with me. It doesn't get stuck in the bedding. It's far more comfortable than a regular pillow too because it's made to go right between your legs. The cut out curve makes it fit better.

So if you are a side sleeper you might want to give this pillow a try. Had to pass this one your way:)

I'm an amazon associate so I'm able to offer it to you right here. How cool is that?

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