The experts discourage sleeping on your stomach. In general, this position simply does not offer much in the way of spinal health, and it could do more harm than good.
Stomach sleepers are more prone to having back pain because it’s hard to keep the hips aligned with the spine all night long. Often times a stomach sleeper will sleep with their head turned to one side, this position is often the cause of neck pain. Even worse for a stomach sleeper who uses a big bulky pillow that raises their neck above the rest of the spine.
In spite of the many downsides of stomach sleeping, some people find it’s the position in which they sleep most comfortably. If you can’t help but sleep on your stomach, the following tips will make this a safer position for your spine.
-Tuck a small pillow under your lower abdomen and/or pelvis to elevate hips and aligned with the spine. This supports the natural curve in the lower back and can reduce back strain during the night.
-If you are pregnant try using a donut shaped pillow. As the name implies, donut-shaped pillows are circular pillows with a hole in the middle. This hole creates space for a pregnancy belly, while the perimeter of the “donut” creates the extra support that can make stomach sleeping more comfortable. Note that stomach sleeping is strongly discouraged for pregnant people closer to the end of their pregnancy.
-Keep your legs even. Avoid hiking up one leg higher than the other, as this twists the hips and lower back. Over time, this could create aches and pains.
-Experiment with other sleeping positions. Even if you’re committed to sleeping on your stomach sometimes, it’s a good idea to experiment with back and side sleeping whenever possible to give your spine a break from stomach sleeping. Try side sleeping with a full body pillow so you aren’t able to roll onto your stomach in your sleep. Similarly, if you want to experiment with back sleeping, try placing pillows on either side of your body so it’s more difficult to flip over to your stomach.
If you’re committed to stomach sleeping, keep the following tips in mind whenever you shop for a new mattress or pillow. These guidelines will support healthy spinal alignment as much as possible.
Look for a mattress that’s on the firmer side. A firmer mattress offers good spinal support because it helps prevent the hips from sinking too far into the bed and tugging the spine out of alignment. In general, stomach sleepers require a more supportive mattress than back or side sleepers.
Choose a thinner pillow. A thin pillow will help reduce the angle of your neck and head in relation to the spine, thereby minimizing neck strain. If you’re still experiencing neck strain, try sleeping without a pillow.
Opt for a softer pillow. To keep your airway open, it’s best to avoid turning your neck to one side while stomach sleeping. It might be helpful to purchase a soft pillow to prop up your forehead so you can sleep with your face pointed down toward the mattress without sacrificing your breathing.
In general, back and side sleeping offer far more benefits than stomach sleeping. But ultimately, the best sleep position is the one in which you’re able to sleep soundly.
My final thoughts, no matter your position of choice, taking steps to support your spine will go a long way toward maintaining spinal health over the long term. Healthy nighttime posture can also help you wake up feeling refreshed and supports general wellbeing. Experiment with different sleep positions, pay careful attention to your mattress and pillow selections, adopt the modifications described above, and you should be well on your way to a comfortable night’s sleep.
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Research tells us that side sleeping is the most popular sleeping position. Being a side sleeper might not offer the same spinal health benefits as back sleeping, however, there are still numerous reasons to embrace this position. Let’s take a look at the benefits of side sleeping, who should avoid this position, and modifications and tips to optimize your sleep quality while sleeping on your side.
Benefits of Side Sleeping
I hope this informative blog will help all my side sleeper friends, I also am a side sleeper so in doing my research for this blog I have learned as much as you have.
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As a rule, back sleeping is considered to be the best for spinal alignment, along with other benefits. That is definitely not to say everyone SHOULD be sleeping on their back. Let’s talk about the benefits as well as potential downsides of sleeping on your back. In this blog please check out my suggested links to improve not only your quality of sleep but your quality of life as well.
Even though back sleeping has a lot to offer, it’s not the best sleep position for everyone. Folks who fall into any of the following categories will probably want to steer clear of this position.
I hope this information helps, please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to find you a solution.
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So you've been waiting to make that special purchase until after Christmas because you know there's going to be some fantastic deals available on that special item that you may need or want. Let me break it down for you a bit. As you may or may not know I own a furniture store in Morden, Manitoba. At this time of year when our days are short and our nights are long and cold I think we can all agree that there is nothing better then to sit on the couch snuggled under a blanket with someone special. This luxury doesn't need to break the bank, I've done the homework for you. Please check out the Zinus Josh Sofa https://amzn.to/3YP7mZP I've been selling furniture for 7 years so I can tell you that this sofa has been built to last and has a weight capacity of 750lbs, I love that the seat cushions are secured to the frame which will keep them from shifting. The backs are detachable so if you need to fluff it back up to make it look brand new again that is not a problem, and the price is unbeatable at only $760 right now and you can get it delivered right to your door. If for any reason you don't love this sofa as much as I do come and see me, we'll get it returned and replaced with something else.
Along with this sofa I would recommend getting this gorgeous never fail Sunbeam heated blanket. My daughter just got one of these for Christmas and she loves the soft and cozy feel of it and the instant heat it provides and how she can adjust the heat settings accordingly. With the cold winter we've had so far this is a must have feature, she loves the convenience of the extra long power cord, plus it's machine washable! .
On my website you will find the SHOP EXCLUSIVE tab! Click it to find some incredible deals. This is not meant to save you $$$ on special occasions but rather everyday savings will be posted on this section of my website mordendiscount.com
Money is tight, my job is to do the searching for you to get you the best possible price out there. Please message me and let me know what your looking for so that you can go about your day without interruption.
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Welcome back, only 2 more sleeps till Christmas and all I can think about is did I remember to get back to all my customers in regards to the specific items they were looking for. Business is never too far from my mind, relaxing for the holidays is something I actually have to force myself to do. I get so excited about specific items that I want to share and there never seems to be enough time. Before I sign off for a few days I have got to let you know about this gorgeous Dual Power Reclining Sofa Set that is FINALLY available again and considering how much the cost of everything has gone up I can't believe the price. Only $2400 gets you an all in one power sofa. https://amzn.to/3FMxSKI
I purchased this for my husband a few years ago for his birthday and it is still like brand new and we use it everyday. If you've been looking for the perfect power sofa set then trust me this is it. You will love it as much as we do!
A few things that you may not have time to get on time for Christmas but will love are these amazing lumbar support back pillows https://amzn.to/3HZG6Sv, heated blankets https://amzn.to/3WL9sIe , gorgeous robes https://amzn.to/3WKzPhK , and of course if you don't already have one you have got to check out my favourite pick of Mini Keurig machines https://amzn.to/3juFkCO
I hope you enjoy every minute with your loved ones this holiday season.
Welcome back, today I'm very excited to share our Shop Exclusive option on our MDC website! We will be adding new products for you everyday. We've asked and you've answered. You want what we all want, quick ship items with a tap of a button, right to your door.
Check out our first product lineup, right now you can order the 100% Mulberry silk pillow case. These beautiful silk pillow cases reduce static, wrinkles, prevent tangled and frizzy hair, helps with soothing the skin, and so on.
Also if you've been looking for a super affordable bedframe option without the cost and bulk of a box spring you have got to check out these all metal bed bases. They support up to 750lbs and still provide the convenience of storage under the bed. Pair this with any mattress of your choice.
I look forward to hearing from you in regards to items you would like to see added to our daily site to help make your life easier. Check in daily for what the new items will be.
Remember, I'm here to help serve you, let me know how I can help make your life easier.
Welcome to my Blog friends, I'm happy your here! A small introduction about myself is that I am a proud Mother of 3 beautiful children, happily married for almost 29 years and an entrepreneur by heart. My hope in creating this blog is to share ideas with each other. I look forward to hearing from other business owners, but also from you consumers and the community around me. With everything going on around the world today and just having survived through the Covid pandemic, I would love to share a little bit about what business has looked like for us within the past few years. Sit back, relax, grab your favorite bevvy, and lets get talking!
Many of you can relate that the world seemingly stopped in March 2019. It was one closure after another and the business I had been building up for 5 years was struggling. We found that 2 years into it we needed to make some drastic changes to survive to keep our doors open. All the while, knowing that other businesses were going through the same struggles, and that our customers were suffering with us.
That's enough of doom and gloom for this blog post today. I would rather be interested in talking about how something so terrible was used for good. I chose to teach myself a brand new way of doing business. As some of you may know, seeing as you are on my website, I am the owner of MDC (Morden's Furniture Store). In November last year we made the tough decision to re-locate MDC to our current location (131 7th Street), we have received incredible support from our community and we thank God for all of you. I hope we can dig into this topic further and I look forward to hearing from all of you!