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 stiff or sore neck.
This series provides tips to help you sleep more comfortably on your side.
Hack #4: just fill the space
I’m showing this with a yoga blanket, but you can use a towel or any similarly firm blanket.
Tip: You can find pillows specifically designed for side sleepers, but like many on the market, often these are too high. So before you invest, use something you have around the house to find the best height for you.
Fold the blanket or towel so that it is just high enough to fill the space between your neck and your mattress.
Your head should be and feel level: not tilting downward toward the bed, nor being lifted up toward the ceiling. You can have someone else look at you if you have trouble feeling this level position.
Try it and let me know what you think!
Do you experience other types of aches or pains from your sleep position that you’d like me to talk about? Comment and let me know.