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“Invest in a good pillow and mattress”

s40“Think ergonomically”

Experts say that we don’t often think about our spines when we’re lying in bed. They emphasize that our sleep posture can determine our spine wellness and whether or not we experience back pain. “American Academy of Spine Physicians” listed “30 Tips For Better Spine Health” Some of them are as follows:

Invest in a good pillow and mattress:

The average individual spends approximately one third of life sleeping, therefore; proper support of the spine and head during this period will strongly influence spine health. A good pillow and mattress will also facilitate more restorative sleep. In some instances an individual may benefit by the use of more the one pillow. There are different types of pillows. When you sleep you do not have conscious control over your body position. A good mattress will support the spine no matter how many times one moves during the night.

Good sleep support:

Sleeping on a supportive mattress. Do not sleep on your stomach. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees to reduce rotation of the low back. If you sleep on your side, try to keep your legs bent at the knees and at the hips, a position which reduces the stress on the low back.

Invest in good chairs:

Individuals spend the majority of their lives in a sitting position. Chairs greatly influence sitting posture. Poor chairs contribute to chronic spine problems; welldesigned chairs promote spine health.

Think ergonomically:

Seek the optimum work environment. This requires an adjustable workstation to properly support the extremities and the spine. An efficient work environment will include proper phone equipment, an adjustable chair, an efficient keyboard and adjustable monitor. The work surface should have adjustable height. It will also require proper lighting. A footrest will contribute to reduced stress on the spine. Assume a relaxed yet supported posture.

Use products that promote good posture and spine health:

Utilize products which support the spine from the ground up. Use support-enhancing products that can be added to poorly designed furniture and seating.

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  1. It’s funny.. the older I get the more I realize how actually spending more money on myself for things like a good pillow or mattress.. chair.. shoes… the things that I would try to skimp on years ago… it’s actually an investment.. in ME! A cheap pillow or mattress is just garbage and you are going to pay more in the long run.