It’s Not as Simple As Lying Down

You might think that lying down is simple. But, you could be adding stress to your lower back and neck if you are sleeping using poor posture.  You can also use this lying posture throughout the day in order to rest your lower back and hips.

Here’s a quick list of how to lie down without adding stress:

  • Flat on your back
  • Feet and legs straight
  • Rolled towel for neck support
  • No pillow for head support
  • Lie your arms to your sides with palms facing up
  • Squeeze shoulder blades back and down
  • Use body weight to pin shoulder blades in neutral position
  • If your hip flexor muscles are tight, put 3-4 pillows under bent knees