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Sleeping in the best position for your health is very important. It can make your complaint much worse and you can wake up feeling drained and in more pain. But what are the best positions to sleep in for conditions like sciatica, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis and much more?

Here are some suggestions I have found on the internet to help you sleep correctly for your condition.

On a previous post I wrote that The Healthy Education Coach talks about how random sleeping positions can take different effects on everyone. Therefore, it can affect our health positively and negatively.

This is why you should know, what is the perfect sleeping position for your health issues. There are sleeping positions that impact numerous aspects such as back pain, sinus problems, high blood pressure.

Their infographic shows how to sleep if you have sinus problems, heartburn, neck pain, shoulder pain, high blood pressure, pms discomfort and pain, headaches, digestive problems or back pain.

To Better Days have written an article specifically on sleeping with rheumatoid arthritis and say you should try to keep your body mobile throughout the day and schedule in your sleep time and get into a routine of going to bed at the same time each night. Stay away from caffeinated drinks and blue screens before bed and allow yourself at least eight hours of sleep each night.

Also, something which I totally agree with is that your bedroom is your sanctuary. I have always gone out of my way to make my bedroom very special and a place I love to go to for an afternoons’ rest and I find this helps me turn off quickly for 40 winks or more. They also talk about making sure you have the right pillow and the right bedding and popping the pain killers or using your patches at the same time before you retire to bed. Your body clock will work much better that way.

The image below shows you the best sleep positions for rheumatoid arthritis.

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According to an article in Waay TV a combination of stress, and the pandemic more people are suffering from nightmares, experts say.

The problem started about a year ago, not long after lockdowns began around the world. Frontline workers were hard hit — a June 2020 study of 100 Chinese nurses found 45% experienced nightmares, along with varying degrees of anxiety and depression.

But nightmares have continued as quarantines and lockdowns stretched on, experts say. One reason: an increase in “night owls.”People are going to bed later and watching screen for longer periods.

The article goes on to explain that sleeping in allows more time for a deeper stage of sleep called rapid eye movement, or REM, when the body consolidates and stores memories and restores the body.

A long stretch of REM occurs in the latter part of the night, typically just before you wake up, said clinical psychologist and sleep specialist Michael Breus, author of “Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health.”

Add in the worry, anxiety and stress of the pandemic, Breus said, and you have the perfect recipe for nightmares.

So, a combination of all we have gone through over the last twelve months is probably the reason for your nightmare. “When you’re getting more REM during stressful times, you get more REM nightmares. They are calling this phenomenon ‘quaradreaming’.

Source : Waay TV

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Following on from my post yesterday on Sleep World Day. Today I am writing on National Bed Month which is taking place this month.

The Sleep Council writes about how National Bed Month is taking place to raise awareness of of how important a good, comfortable bed is in helping to achieve a good nights sleep.

They also have a competition to celebrate National Bed Month which is running throughout the month. They have teamed up with Soak and Sleep for a chance to win an eco-friendly ReDown All Seasons double duvet, worth £133, guaranteed to help you sleep with a clean conscience.

Comfort – whether that’s the bed, the bedding, the temperature of the room etc – plays a large part in getting a good night’s sleep. As well as having a comfortable and supportive mattress make sure you have the right duvet and pillows.

Soak&Sleep believe good sleep should be available to everybody. They know there is a proven link between a good night’s sleep and improved physical and mental wellbeing, but too many of us still neglect our bedding, settling for poorly made, one size fits all products that aren’t fit for purpose. A duvet is a duvet, right? Wrong! Their products are well made and built to last, which is part of the vision to deliver more quality sleep for less.

The ReDown double sized duvet, made with 100% recycled down and feather, is considered ultra-clean by industry standards because of the double washing process. ReDown is not only eco-friendly but also extremely good for allergy sufferers. The cleaning process also ensures the filling is soft, lofty and extra comfortable!

The competition closes at 3pm on Friday 13th March. The winner will be announced on The Sleep Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages no later than Monday 16th March.

For your chance to win a double ReDown All Seasons duvet, you must FOLLOW both Sleep Council and Soak&Sleep on Twitter and RETWEETthe competition post. Alternatively LIKE both Sleep Council and Soak&Sleep on Facebook. Then SHARE the competition post and COMMENT.

For competition terms Hess to The Sleep Council website.

There are lots of other bed companies promoting National Bed Month you can find out by just typing National Bed Month into Google.