I often find poor sleeping habits contribute to chronic neck or back issues. A question I commonly get asked is: what is the best way to sleep for good posture? Read on to find out.
✅Sleeping on your back or side keeps your spine in the most neutral position, If you choose to sleep on your side, make sure to support your pelvis with a pillow between your knees.
✅Take a look at the type of pillow that you use. If you sleep on your back, you need a lower pillow. Remember that the neck is what really needs to be supported vs. your head. If you sleep on your side. there’s a bigger negative space between your head and shoulder, so you need a firmer and higher pillow.
✅Tuck the bottom of the pillow above the shoulders. The pillow should support your neck, not your shoulders.
✅Medium-firm mattress is best. A mattress that is too soft will cause the heaviest parts of your body to sink, while a too firm mattress will not support the curves of the spine.
A good sleeping posture will improve the quality of your sleep, improving your overall energy and mood. Sweet dreams!
Happy Posture Month! In honour of posture month, I will be posting posture tips on my Instagram page @drevechoe as well as some on the blog throughout the month of May.
Good posture is associated with better health and human function. Proper postural alignment protects the integrity of your internal organs and supports your body upright against the ever present force of gravity. Upright posture, with your head up and chest forward is associated with a higher level of self-perceived leadership and confidence.
There are many preventable health consequences of poor posture. This checklist will help you look thinner in an instant, reduce stress, and increase your level of confidence.
Yes, all those positive health affects are associated with your POSTURE. Let’s get to work.
Original Author: Dr. Krista Burns
Join Bloor by the Park as we celebrate the 7th Annual Toast to Autumn festival on Sunday October 22nd with live music, food & drink vendors, art vendors, giveaways, childrens activities, & more! FREE ADMISSION.
Featuring The Howll, Santerias, Beverly Taft, HMCS York Navy Band, The Wasted Knights, and Candy Apple Jazz Band. Kick up your heels for the POLKA DANCE CONTEST with polka Hall of Famer Ed Guca & the Polish Canadians...prizes to be won!
Bring your friends and family for free pumpkin carving, face painting, button and soap making, crafts & more.
Local restaurants dishing out $5 food specials. LLBO.
Brought to you in part by Tim Hortons, Scotiabank, RE/MAX West Realty, Lithuanian Community Association of Toronto, Pet Valu High Park, and the many businesses of Bloor by the Park BIA.
Visit www.toasttoautumn.com for more info.
Dr. Eve Choe is a Toronto-based chiropractor, and certified posture expert, acupuncture & orthotics provider.