According to the National Centre on Sleep, humans spend 33% of their lives sleeping, which is an important time for your body to regenerate and heal. However, many Australians do not sleep with their spine in mind.
Poor and awkward sleeping positions can cause neck and lower back pain as well as fatigue and muscle cramps, the National Sleep Foundation has noted. The wrong mattress can also have a negative impact on your spinal health and quality of sleep.
As such a large portion of our lives are spent in bed, it’s vital to maintain sleeping positions that support your spine throughout the night.