Bedtime is my favourite time of the day. I sometimes lie in bed and think about how great it will be tomorrow when I get home from work and can get into bed, I love my sleep that much! But did you know that sleep can help you out with all kinds of ailments? Keep reading to find out how getting your snooze on can help you feel like a million dollars!
I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got a headache all I wanna do is get some shut eye! But how you get your sleep could be the cause of your headaches in the first place. If you sleep with your neck twisted to one side you can wake up with a headache in the morning. The best solution to this is to sleep with enough pillows to support your head and stop it from turning to one side all night.
2. Period Pain
Ugh, as if your time of the month wasn’t already bad enough, you’ve got crazy stomach cramps to go along with it. There are two sleeping positions that can help relieve the pain though, try the foetal position or sleeping with a pillow under your knees. These positions can help to take pressure off of your abdominal muscles and get you some much needed sleep.
3. Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can drive you crazy but if you fall asleep hugging a pillow it can help to relieve any tension you’re feeling. And it’s like getting a big hug, which is a bonus!
There’s no way you can concentrate on getting your shut eye when heartburn’s making you feel like you’re on fire! Try sleeping on an incline, this will help keep your stomach contents where they should be and stop that heartburn in its tracks.
5. Neck Pain
If your pillows aren’t doing what they should, you can end up with neck pain in the morning so make sure they’re in good shape. If you need extra help, try sleeping with a rolled up towel under your neck for more support.
If your stomach is rumbling away and keeping you up, try sleeping on your left side. This lets gravity help the digestive process along, giving you a much needed break.
7. Back Pain
There’s a solution to back pain no matter how you sleep. If you sleep on your back, try sleeping with a pillow under your lower back to provide support, if you sleep on your stomach try a pillow under your tummy for the same reason. If you sleep on your side, get into the foetal position and sleep with a pillow between your knees. It’s all about the right placement, people!
8. High Blood Pressure
Yep, even your blood pressure can be affected by how you sleep! If your blood pressure is high, try sleeping on your side or stomach for a natural helping hand.
9. Hip Pain
Sorry to all of my stomach sleepers out there, but you could be doing your hips more harm than good! Instead, try to sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees. This will help to give your hips the support they need.
10. Sinus Problems
If you’re all blocked up, try sleeping with your head elevated. It’ll help to decrease blood flow to your nose and keep you breathing easy.
Are you going to try and of these sleeping positions for yourself? Let us know which one you need and tell us if it works! And don’t forget to share this with your friends, family and anyone who needs a good sleep!