In the era where working from home is the norm, we may not all have the sweetest of home set-ups for our work station: whether you’re in the kitchen whilst your housemate munches their morning crumpet, or you’re in the living room whilst your son is hollering at the screen during a heated FIFA-whilst-in-boxers session, your work from home life may not exactly be what you’re used to. Another thing is that your chair and screen position may not be as perfectly honed to your requirements as it is in the office, which can leave you achy when you roll into bed at night, and pretty groggy when you wake up the next morning.
So what’s the best way to soothe that back ache and ease your nightly woes? Here are our top 3 tips to help ease that tension whilst you sleep:
Laying on your back will always be what your back is happiest with if you get those twinges and aches in your back muscles, so if this is the position for you, you’re already off to an ace start. The next thing to do is to place a low pillow under your knees which should ease up that lower back tension nicely. The Luff Bamboo Forest Pillow The only thing to remember about sleeping on your back is that it can make snoring and sleep apnea worse. This is due to the tongue being relaxed and obstructing your breathing so watch for any signs of excessive snoring.
If you tend to bring your knees up fairly high, mimicking the ‘fetal position’ then you’re doing great! This will help ease your lower back’s tightness, however, if you don’t tend to bring your knees higher than your hips, pop a pillow between your legs (adjust the pillow by shaking the filling from one side to the other so that you don’t feel as though you’re riding the broncho, although if that’s what you want, we’re not judging).
Side sleeping is also a great position to reduce snoring and congestion. This position allows air in and out easier because there is less obstruction. Sleeping on your front can block the airflow which can wake you up and cause snoring.
If you’re happiest sleeping on your tummy, then the best way to prime yourself for a relieved rise-and-shine the following morning is to pop a pillow under your pelvis. This position gets a bad rep for causing stress on the neck muscles, so if you tend to sleep on your front, make sure your pillow for your head is adjusted so that it is at a medium to low height. The Luff Prestige Pillow is the perfect companion for front sleepers because you can adjust so your head is in the best position.