In any activity that you perform for hours at a time posture is going to be important. Take work for example: every one who has worked in an office can attest to the stiffness and dull aching that comes after a day sitting with poor posture. But in an office you move a lot more (or should move a lot more) than when you sleep. If you are lucky enough to be getting the 8 hours of sleep you need per night, you can add to the health benefit by sleeping with good posture.
Poor sleeping posture would like something like sleeping on your stomach After a night of this posture, the spine is likely to become misaligned and you are likely to experience a day of dull aching in the lower back. And while we can't convince all stomach sleepers to flip onto their backs, there are steps you can take, like using a support pillow under the abdomen to prevent the spine from reversing its normal curvature.
If you are interested in flipping the script and making good sleep posture your norm, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. We can help resolve pre-existing pain that is caused by vertebral misalignment so that you can sleep more soundly.