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Is Sleeping On Your Side Bad for Your Back?

Published : July 6, 2023

While it might seem insignificant, your sleeping position can affect your health more than you think. For a lot of people, waking up with back pain and a headache isn’t unusual. And if you’re struggling to find the cause it’s easy to start pointing fingers.

Generally speaking, sleeping on your side is considered one of the better ways to sleep. It’s balanced, keeps your spine aligned better than sleeping on your back, and is an easy position to maintain while you’re asleep. But that’s not always the case for everyone. If you’re a side sleeper and you’re still experiencing pain when you wake up, there may be something else that’s causing issues. Let’s dive in and take a look at what it could be.

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