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To sleep upside down is bad for your back?

To sleep upside down is bad for your back?

Many men prefer to sleep well. However, this popular position sometimes has a bad reputation.

The good news: Prone sleeping regularly is not a problem for healthy adults.

However, sleeping in this position, it may cause discomfort in people who already suffer from chronic pain in the lower back.

In some cases, sleeping face down can cause the lumbar region of your spine, your lower back, extending beyond its normal limit.

This can strain the ligaments in the back of your spine, which can cause empeorar-, or back pain.


If your back hurts when you try to sleep, there are some things you can do to ease the pain without having to change your sleep style.

If you like to sleep upside down, place a pillow under your navel. This will reduce the strain on your back and avoid pain.


Do you sleep on your side? Bring your legs toward your chest and place a pillow between them. This will also help reduce stress.

If you sleep on your back, place a small pillow or foam roller under your knees. This will help keep the natural curve of your lower back.

If the back pain persists and interferes with your sleep or your daily routine, talk to your doctor.


She or he will have to examine you more thoroughly and realizarte neurological tests and x-rays to determine what causes the pain and to suggest treatment.

* Dr. Alon Y. Avidan, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the Center for Sleep Disorders UCLA.

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