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The position you sleep in at night can affect your posture during the day.

In general, keeping your body in as neutral position as possible is best to avoid pain or injury. Sleeping on your back with your neck supported and your knees elevated with a pillow is one of the best ways to do this.

At night, your body’s main repair systems are most active. This means they lay down new tissues according to the position of your body overnight. If you are sleeping in a curved or hunched position, it could mean that your body repairs its tissues following a similar shape, rather than a straight line.

Think about it. Have you ever slept on your stomach with your head turned to the side and woken up with pain in your neck? If you sleep that way often, the pain could have been a result of your body building stiffness over time. Sleeping on your stomach also places stress on your spine and therefore it is generally not regarded as a very beneficial sleeping position.

Though sleeping on your back is largely the best position to keep your spine aligned, one sleeping position does not fit all. A chiropractor can help determine the best sleeping position for you according to your body and your body’s issues.

You can also modify your favorite sleeping position to provide better support for your spine. For example, if you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees to keep your hips from leaning forward and altering your spine while you sleep.

If you have questions about how your sleeping position is affecting your body’s posture, call #AdvantageChiropracticClinic in Auburn today at 334-821-2552! #ACC #SleepingPositions


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