Posture and Sleep Quality: How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Make a Difference

Dr. Brett Berner
6 min readJan 31, 2024

The way you sleep can affect how well you rest. Try keeping a sleep diary for a few weeks to figure out which sleeping positions help you feel the most refreshed.

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What is sleeping posture?

Let’s talk about sleep, a crucial part of our lives, even if we’re not hitting the recommended 8 hours. It turns out that how you sleep matters more than you might realize. The way you lie down can significantly affect the quality of your sleep, so maybe it’s time to consider changing it up.

Your sleeping posture is basically the way you position yourself when you sleep. It can be on your back, side, or front, and each of these has different variations.

Different sleeping positions come with different benefits. If you’re dealing with pain or health issues, adjusting your sleeping position could help manage them. It might not be a quick fix, but trying out a new way of sleeping could be worth it.

If the idea of changing your default sleep position seems daunting, don’t worry too much. You can also enhance your favorite sleeping position to maximize its benefits. The key is to take the time to gradually adjust and find what works best for you, potentially unlocking better sleep quality.

Common sleeping positions

  • Fetal position
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Sleeping in the fetal position means sleeping on your side with your legs bent and curled towards your body. Many people prefer this position because it’s comfortable and can be helpful for lower back pain or during pregnancy. It’s also known to reduce snoring.

However, there are some things to keep in mind. It’s important to maintain a relaxed posture; otherwise, the cozy fetal position might restrict your ability to breathe deeply while sleeping. Additionally, if you experience joint pain or stiffness, sleeping tightly in the fetal position could leave you feeling sore in the morning.

  • Side sleeping



Dr. Brett Berner

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