Does waking up after a sleeping spell make you feel like you’re living your nightmare with all the body aches you experience? Waking up after a good night’s sleep should ideally make you feel fresh and active, but if its making you squirm in pain, something is definitely wrong. If you have been experiencing regular bouts of body ache after sleep, it is time to start inspecting your sleeping positions. This chronic pain might interfere in your daily activities and work.
1. Back Pain
It is the most common side effect of sleeping in bad positions. While most of us ignore it as being just another common issue, it should be noted that repeated back pain due to wrong sleeping habits can cause disruption in the spine alignment. To avoid back pain, you should sleep with your spine in a neutral and naturally curved up position. When sleeping, keep a pillow under your knees to achieve slight distance between your legs which helps your spine relax. The pain will subside within a few days.
Back pain is a very common problem. The average age for chronic back pain has reduced over the years and it is very common for individuals in their early twenties to complain about lower back pain. Working professionals have to sit in chairs for about 8 hours daily and without correct posture and ergonomics they are bound to have back pain. Investing in your body is equally as important as investing in your retirement plan, so that you can truly enjoy your money. Fight that back pain now with these simple self supervised exercises and tips of prevention.
01. Lumbar extension stretch
To perform this exercise you have to lie on your stomach on a flat surface (use an exercise mat for comfort). Place your arms on the ground, close to your body, with the elbow to palm portion touching the surface. Keep your shoulders back and neck long. Now, start by gently pushing your torso against your elbows and arching your back up. Go as high as comfortable but make sure your pelvis is still in touch with the ground. Hold this position for 10 seconds and return to neutral position gently. Repeat 8-10 times daily.