Article by Luke Attkins
BSc. Chiropractic, M.Clin. Chiropractic, Dip. Remedial Massage,
Dip. FIFA Medical, Cert. DNS Sport
Sleep is an important component for our bodies to heal, rest and get ready for the activities to come in the day ahead. But did you know that poor sleeping ergonomics and positions may be doing more harm than good.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, we spend approximately 33 percent of our lives sleeping. This is at least one third of our lives in bed. Therefore, poor ergonomics and sleeping positions that we sleep in at night can lead to hindering our recovery time of injuries or put more strain on our joints. The main sleeping positions that we tend to gravitate to are stomach, back and side lying. Certain sleeping positions can be more beneficial than others.