Have you ever had at least one morning when you feel like you can’t get out of bed because your body feels sore and exhausted even though you haven’t done that much physical activities?
After a long day at work we always crave for an amazing sleep, but it couldn’t easily happen since our bodies often feel pain even when we are just in our beds resting. These body aches happen when we are not in our proper sleeping position, if we sleep without considering the comfort of our muscles and bones, then most likely we will wake up enduring neck and body pain throughout the day.
Thus, here are few tips we can use to have a comfortable sleep that can reduce the aches in our body:
- SHOULDER PAIN
Put a thin pillow (an orthopedic pillow will work best for you) under your head. Take another pillow, place it on your stomach, and hug it. Your shoulders will now be in the correct and stable position. If you don’t like sleeping on your back, try lying on the side that is not painful. Draw your legs up slightly toward your chest, and place a pillow between your knees. Sleeping with your hand under your head is not advisable since it produces an unnatural position of the shoulder.
- NECK PAIN
Take a pillow and place both of your hands with it under your head. In case that you are sleeping on the other side, the pillow should be flat. When you are sleeping in your stomach, you should get a thin pillow. Try to switch some positions while you are sleeping to avoid more pain.
- BACK PAIN
Place a pillow under your knees to help restore natural spinal curves and reduce the tension in your tendons. You might also try a small rolled towel under your lower back for additional support.
- LEG PAIN
While sleeping, spasms and cramps may occur and might affect your leg feet or even your thighs. To prevent and treat this issue, you have to consult with your doctor first. The best way to help yourself in this matter is to stretch your legs and tighten the muscles.
If you tend to snore, avoid sleeping on your back. In this position, throat tissues sag and your tongue falls backward into your throat narrowing the airway. Choose your pillow carefully. Overly soft pillows can cause your head to tilt backward and increase snoring. Use an extra pillow or elevate the head of your bed a few inches to stop your tongue from falling back over your windpipe.
- CANNOT SLEEP IN THE EVENING
Before sleeping, you have to get rid of all of those technologies such as TV, computers, laptops and phones that will only disturb you from sleeping. And within 6 hours before going to bed, do not drink up caffeine, a*****l, black tea, chocolate, energy and soda drinks that will make you feel alive.
- DIFFICULTY WAKING UP
Everyone seems to suffer from this problem, but, oddly enough, it’s very easy to solve. Set your alarm for the same time every day (even on the weekends). If you want to wake up early, you need to go to sleep early in the evening.