Make sleeping on your side more comfortable with this hack for achy side sleepers.
While many of my clients struggle to sleep due to “mind traffic“, some also aren’t sleeping well because they can’t get comfortable physically. This can be due to chronic pain, or less invasive (but nonetheless annoying) acute aches and pains.
If you’re a side-sleeper, for example, it’s possible you’ve woken up with a sore upper back (specifically around the top shoulder).
This series provides tips to help you sleep more comfortably on your side.
Hack #3: prevent the side hunch
I’m showing this with a second pillow, but you can use anything you like. In truth, I use a stuffed bear!
Simply hug the second pillow against your torso. Your upper shoulder and back should stay aligned with the rest of your torso, rather than curling in and dumping forward.
The second pillow helps prevent you from rounding your upper back in that “hunched over” habit many of us have from working at our computers, in our gardens, driving, etc.
Try it and let me know what you think!
In the next post I’ll share how to best support your neck when side sleeping.