Do you sleep on your stomach?

Do you sleep on your stomach?

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What on earth am I doing. Well what I’m
doing is showing you there what it looks like when you sleep on your stomach. Now
what we’ll be doing over the next couple of minutes is talking about why sleeping
on your stomach is not a good idea and what it does to you. My name’s Dr.
Anthony Leong, Doctor of Chiropractic here at Ryde Chiropractic and I hope
this is useful for you. So sleeping on your stomach, if you think about it
intuitively, if you sleep like this I need to hold that position for six to
eight hours a night. Do you think this is going to be good for you? Usually what
happens is you choose one side or the other that’s has a little bit more movement or range or it’s more comfortable, and you stay there and often what you do
as well, you put a pillow underneath your head so not only is your head
turned, it’s also pushed back. So does this look like a comfortable position to
you to hold? Well no. The answer’s no. It probably is for you because you’re used
to it but if you keep doing that you’re actually going to cause problems with
the joints in your neck holding your neck at full range. Holding your neck at end range like that isn’t good but also when you push
the head back like that with the pillow underneath that actually jams the
joints in the back of your neck as well. So save yourself a whole lot of problems
and avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleep on your back or on your side and that
will make it easier. If you’re one of those people who end up on your stomach but don’t start there, what I would advise you do is sleep on your side, but
when you sleep on your side sleep on your shoulder a little bit further
forward and down so that you’re sleeping more on the back here, and that will help
stop you from rolling over onto your stomach. If that doesn’t work well you
can get drastic and get a golf ball and tape it to your chest and I’m sure that
will work out for you too. So I hope this is useful for you. As I said, my name is
Dr. Anthony Leong from Ryde Chiropractic I’ll leave a link in the
comments below on how to choose the right pillow for you.
I’ll leave another link there about another video about the pillow that I
recommend. Hope they’re useful for you as well. If you want an appointment,
there’s a link above, otherwise I’ll see you next time.

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