Sleeping is one of the most satisfying things a human can do. It can also be one of the most difficult things to keep regular. There are plenty of sleep disorders and remedies to combat them, but here is a list of 10 of the most common problems that people face while trying to catch some “Z’s” and some very easy ways to fix them. Good luck and sweet dreams!
#1. Waking Up With Back Pain
If you wake up with back pain, doctors recommend sleeping on your back and placing a pillow underneath your legs to form the natural curvature of your body. If you sleep on your side, Spine Health recommends placing the pillow between your legs.
#2. Trying To Sleep With Neck Pain
Again, sleeping on your back is recommended. This is also called the supine position.
Have a partner that won’t stop snoring? Have them sleep on their side or try a pillow that keeps their head and neck straight. Also, there are special exercises they can do to strengthen the muscles of the tongue and throat.
#4. Leg Cramps
The best way to take care of leg cramps during the night is to get on a routine of stretching before going to bed. You may even want to try taking a yoga class on a regular basis.
#5. Heartburn/Aching Legs
Elevate your legs with a pillow and the venous blood will run downwards of your legs. Also, limit your caffeine intake 6 hours before bedtime and give your legs a nice massage or rub down. Believe it or not, sleeping on your left side prevents your food from returning up into the oesophagus, thus preventing heartburn.