Resting / Sleeping

  • Don’t use a sofa arm as a pillow or watch TV in bed with your head supported only by pillows; this strains your neck.
  • Avoid sleeping on a soft mattress or sofa.
  • Lie down in bed when it is time to sleep. Don’t sleep in a chair or in cramped quarters.
  • Sleep on your side with your knees bent or on your back with a pillow under your knees. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • Use a pillow that supports your head so that your neck and vertebrae are level with the rest of your spine as you sleep. Avoid sleeping on two pillows.
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep every day to allow your body to rest and recuperate.