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Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep

If the first sound that you make in the morning is a groan instead of a yawn, it’s likely that you’re familiar with back pain. Back pain isn’t just an uncomfortable nuisance that you have to deal with during the day—it can also rob you of sleep. People with back pain report that the discomfort can wake them up as often as six times throughout the night. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep due to a sore back, read on for four simple tweaks that can help break the “ow!” cycle. Switch Positions. Certain sleep positions can place extra pressure on the neck, hips, lower back, and more—all of which can cause…

What are Chiropractic Pillows and Do You Need One?

Here’s an eye-opening fact: You spend a whopping one-third of your life in bed. Considering how much time you spend snuggled up to your pillow, it’s important that you use one that’s right for you. And if you have neck or back pain, a chiropractic pillow might be the best choice. Never heard of one? Don’t worry. Find out more about this funny-looking pillow, below. What Are Chiropractic Pillows? Also called a cervical pillow, a chiropractic pillow is contoured to support the neck properly so that when you rest your head on it, your spine maintains its natural, neutral shape. This posture can help ward off neck pain, which can occur when you sleep…

Can Massage Help You Sleep?

Go ahead and book that deep shiatsu session. Indulging in a massage at the end of a tough week isn’t just a nice way to wind down—it’s also been shown to improve sleep, according to numerous studies. Surprising? Maybe not, considering that baby massage is one of the first techniques used to help infants sleep. But what you may be amazed by is just how beneficial a little R&R on the massage table can be for your sleep. It Helps You Relax. If you’re kept up at night worrying about financial problems, a rocky relationship, or other stressful issues, a massage may be the key to sounder sleep. Regular massage sessions have been found…