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THE INFORMED SLEEPER
Back Pain

What is Correct Sleep Posture?

By DUX Design, AB  •  March 23, 2014

 

The only way to get a deep, restful night’s sleep is through correct sleep posture.  Your spine must rest in a natural, comfortable position and your body should be supported evenly throughout its length. The vast majority of mattresses on the market force you to compromise on both of these important factors.


If you are sleeping on a bed that is too firm, your body, not the bed, does the work. Your shoulders and hips are unable to sink in, instead bending toward one another, resulting in a curved stressed spine. In a bed that is too soft your body sinks into a hammock position, causing your shoulders and hips to pinch in and your spine to curve.

 

Anna sleeping on her side with correct sleep posture



Sleeping with a curved spine can not only create severe pressure on the joints but also create stress concentrated intensely in the area where the lower vertebrae of the spine connects to the pelvis. This can ultimately aggravate and even lead to lower back pain.  Furthermore, your muscles will remain tight all night trying to protect your spine, never having the chance to fully relax and heal.

Sleeping on a bed that does not contour and support you evenly can create pressure points that result in poor circulation. Starving your body of the appropriate blood and oxygen flow can create numbness, tingling and can rob your muscles of the ability to battle fatigue and soreness. Your body will spend the night constantly adjusting, trying to get comfortable and never achieving deep restorative sleep.

The DUX Bed’s unique continuous coil system contours and dynamically adjusts to your shape and body movements at night. Its revolutionary spring design is flexible enough to let your shoulders and hips to sink in, yet resilient enough to rise up and support your lower back. In a DUX Bed your spine rests in a natural relaxed position so your muscles can heal and restore themselves at night.

   
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