Whether you sleep just a few or many hours each night, the position you sleep in is paramount in dictating how you will feel not only when you wake to get your day started but also over time as the cumulative impact begins to take effect on your muscles and joints.

The question then becomes what is the best position for sleep?

For a multitude of reasons, the answer is on your back.  However, if you are a back sleeper and just had a short mental celebration for your great accomplishment of doing it right all these years, the reality is that it’s a little more complicated than just ‘on your back.’

Plenty of people are spending the night on their back and still sleeping their way into spine trouble.

It’s how you sleep on your back that makes the difference.  Try the following suggestions to ensure your back sleeping impact is as positive as possible on your vertebral column and the surrounding muscles.