Sleeping on the back seems like an uncomfortable option to most of the people. Some people even feel that it is impossible to sleep on the back for the whole night but it is not true. A little patience, little time and a little teaching can help you achieve it. Besides, it is also a healthy choice, especially for the digestive system.
There are certain small tips and tricks that you may follow in order to achieve a good sleep on your back:
• Choosing the right mattress:
It is important to choose the right mattress that would completely support your back. A soft bed means a lot of pressure points and sore muscles.
A firm mattress is good for people who prefer sleeping on their back as it ensures that proper support is available to every part of the body ensuring no pressure point creation.
• Choosing the right neck pillow:
Sleeping on the back requires the selection of a pillow that completely supports your neck. Spending a fortune on a fancy pillow does not mean that it would give you proper rest and relaxation. Take time, understand your anatomy, visit a store, explore your options, experiment with pillows and choose the one that you feel is right for you in terms of firmness and support.
• A pillow to support knees or lower back:
Try placing a pillow to support your knees or lower back. This would help you to relieve the pain on your spine due to the pressure generated sleeping on your back and would also help you prevent twisting your body for comfort.
Choose a pillow that would support the natural curve of your spine so you would enjoy a perfect sleep without any discomfort.
• Spreading out your arms and legs:
No rulebook says that you have to keep your arms and legs straight while sleeping on your back. Try to sleep as freely as possible. Spread your arms and legs as per your comfort to relax your muscles. This practice ensures that the weight is distributed and no pressure built up on a particular area.
• Limit your motion:
You may use pillows to build a pillow fort to remind your body of its limitations so that whenever you try to roll over in your sleep, your motion is restricted and your sleep remains intact.
If you are a natural back sleeper then it seems easy but not being one of the naturals, requires a lot of dedication and will power.
This is not something that you would achieve overnight but it is worth a try and it is okay to quit if you feel that it is not working right for you.